Think about it- how many times have you noticed problems with traditional roofing? Leaks, cracks, loose shingles… Oh I could keep going, but I think you get the point. Nothing is as reliable as a metal roof. Okay, again, I know what you’re thinking- I definitely can’t afford it. That’s where you’re wrong because, in the long run, a metal roof is a much more cost-effective solution. Here’s why.
Why Metal Roofing is a safe and sound investment
First of all, it’s obvious that a metal roof carries a hefty price tag over more traditional types of roofing like asphalt shingles. However, it’s important to consider the lifespan of each type of roofing. Metal roofs will literally last you a lifetime, only needing replacement after over 50 years have passed by. Looking into other roofing options, you’ll probably have to replace them around 2 or 3 times in the amount of time that a single metal roof will last.
Additionally, consider the energy consumption of your home. Did you ever realize how much your roof affects the energy efficiency of your home? Everything about metal roofs makes this possible- especially color and material choices. Metal roofs come in an insane variety of colors, and your choice directly affects how much money you’re going to save on your energy bill.
Although all colors are effective, cooler colors like light blue, grey, and white reflect heat during the summer, keeping your home at a comfortable temperature without having to blast the AC all day. Steel and aluminum tend to be the most popular types of metal roofs, mostly because they are the cheapest, but also because they are more energy efficient than their metal counterparts, copper and zinc.
Metal roofs are weather resistant. They can withstand damage from all types of weather, including, snowstorms, hail and ice storms, and even hurricanes. They protect your home from over 100 mph winds and are also noncombustible. Pretty much, metal roofs will last through anything Mother Nature throws your way, without needing repair.
Maintenance costs? Yeah right. While a metal roof might have a much large initial cost, they are incredibly durable and will need virtually no repairs during their lifespan. They won’t split, crack, leak, or come loose.
So, let’s recap: Last longer, energy efficient, durable, weather resistant, low to zero maintenance… Why would you want anything else?