5 Reasons to Consider a Metal Roof


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Metal roofs are slowly gaining attention from residential homeowners.  Unless you currently have a metal roof, you may be wondering what all the hype is about. Before you dismiss this roofing trend, take a look at some of the ways a metal roof can benefit your home.

  1. They are recyclable 

Metal roofs are comprised of steel, which is an incredibly sustainable metal. While other types of roofing materials can degrade overtime, steel does not and it can be recycled continuously without losing its quality or effectiveness.

  1. It can look like slate 

In the past, many homeowners have thought metal roofs were too industrial looking for residential use. That certainly isn’t the case anymore. Now, metal roofs can look nearly identical to some of your favorite materials. For example, slate can be very costly and its weight can cause problems in the long run, but you can get a similar look by choosing a metal roof instead.

  1. It’s durable

We’ve already determined that steel is sustainable, so it should be no surprise that it is also incredibly durable. This is especially important in areas where harsh weather is common. Metal roofs will fare a lot better in colder climates and prove to be more resistant to wind damage than the standard shingle selections. Additionally, metal roofs will carry a much higher fire resistant rating.

  1. Easier installation 

If your roof is damaged due to an unforeseen occurrence, time may be the most important factor when having it replaced.  Metal roofing materials are mostly sold in multi-shingle sections or wide panels, making them easier to install quickly. Having an experienced roofing contractor install these can take a day or two off of your timeline.

  1. No rain or snow buildup 

Water damage can be detrimental to your roof and cause a chain of problems in your home.  No other material can shed water and snow the way a metal roof can. Its smooth and slippery surface make it the ultimate water resistant selection for your roof.

There are many more reasons to consider choosing a metal roof, but the choice is ultimately yours.  When making any decision regarding the types of shingles you want, make sure you carefully consider the climate you are in and the specific needs of your home. The best thing you can do is contact a roofing expert to go over all of the options available to you.