If you are building a new home, or if you are reroofing an existing home, having the right type of roof can make a huge impact on your housing expenses and safety. Many people are now preferring to have a metal roof instead of shingles. Metal roofs, although expensive, can be a very wise investment, and they give you some unique benefits.
Metal roofs last much longer than traditional shingled roofs. The average shingled roof lasts 15 to 20 years, depending on the type of shingles used. By comparison, a metal roof has a lifespan of 40 to 70 years, depending on the metal used. A metal roof is also more durable and stands up to abuse much better than traditional roofs. This means fewer roof repairs, as well as fewer chances of water or storm damage to your home.
Metal roofs do not burn, and they can often stop a house fire in its tracks. You will not have to worry about house fires that originate with electrical issues or lightning hitting your roof. You will also be avoiding the worry of loose or falling shingles during or after a major storm.
Lower Energy Costs
Metal roofs reflect solar heat. This means that a metal roof will decrease your cooling bills by about 10 to 25 percent, simply because the heat from the sun is being reflected off of the roof instead of entering into the home. Metal roofs do not, however, hold any benefit for heating bills, and your home could actually be cooler than normal after installing a metal roof.
If you are looking for a new roof for your home or building, contact us today to learn more about your options.