A metal roof can be a major expense, but it can also be a very wise investment. When you are needing to replace your roof anyway, replacing it with a metal roof could have several benefits and advantages. Here’s why a metal roof might be right for your home.
Reflects Light and Heat
A metal roof will reflect light and heat, even if you paint it. This reflection means that the inside of your home will be up to 25 percent cooler in the spring, summer, and early fall than if you were to use another type of roofing system.
Most metal roofs are made from recycled materials. Anywhere from 25 to 95 percent of the metal used to create roofs are from recycled sources. These roofs also last 40 to 70 years, usually the lifetime of your ownership of your home or beyond. That means you won’t have occasional shingle waste from roof repairs and replacements. Metal roofs are also of themselves recyclable. So when the roof does outlive its usefulness, it can be utilized in other applications instead of going to the landfill like shingles do.
Durability and Fire Safety
Metal roofs offer an extra layer of protection against the starting or spread of fire. Whereas a shingled roof goes up in flames quickly, a metal roof will protect your home from the spread of the fire, improving your chance of recovering your losses and getting out of the home uninjured. Metal roofs can also withstand winds of up to 140 miles per hour, and they cannot really be damaged by falling objects or storm debris.
If you are needing to replace your roof and are considering a metal roof system, contact us today to learn more or set up an appointment to get started.