Are you looking for a roof system with great looks, little maintenance and serious longevity? Then a metal roof might be the type of system you are looking for.
Metal beats other materials in a number of different ways. Although it is pricier than other options, the savings in the long run + it's benefits will end up giving you an outstanding return on investment.
Let's look at the benefits of a metal roof:
Lifespan. When properly installed, a metal roof should last as long as the house, sealing out water, surviving high winds, and easily shedding snow. A metal roof can easily last 70 years and while warranties vary widely, most companies offer 20-50 year warranties with paint finishes carrying a 30 year limited warranty.
Durability. Metal is incredibly durable as it is built to withstand hurricane winds up to 140mph while taking a pounding from heavy rains and also hail. Metal is also resistant to fire, mildew, insects, and rot. Because metal roof materials are noncombustible, they typically have a Class A fire rating (the most resistant). Metal is also resistant to weathering and cracking.
Maximum shedding of rain and snow. Metal roofing is practically impervious to rain and snow due to the way the panels interlock and because the surfaces are hard and slippery.
Energy Efficiency. Metal reflects radiant heat from the sun, minimizing midday heat gain. Due to it's reflective properties, your home will stay cooler. A cooler home means less energy needed for AC. Studies show a metal roof can reduce cooling costs by up to 25%.
Environmentally Friendly: Made from 95 percent of recycled materials, metal is an eco-friendly building material. What’s more, it is fully recyclable at the end of its lifespan.
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