08 Mar

Benefits and Drawbacks of Metal Roofing Tiles

Categories: Residential Roofing

residential metal roofing friscoIf you’re considering investing in a new metal roof for your home, it is important to consider the benefits and drawbacks. Of course, there are other more conventional materials, such as wood and asphalt, but they may not hold a candle to metal roofing tiles. Metal beats out more traditional roofing materials in several different categories, but there are also downsides, too.

Benefits

A professionally installed metal roof should last as long as your home does, first off. The life expectancy of metal roofing tiles is, hands-down, the biggest benefit for homeowners. The roofing material lasts so long because it is resistant against water, high winds, snow, fire, mildew, and insects. Of course, warranties do vary, but most companies expect metal roofing to last for 20 to 50 years, on average.

Another clear-cut benefit of metal roofing tiles is seen during the installation process. Metal roofing tiles can be installed by a professional quickly. Because the material is so light, you save time and energy during the building process.

Drawbacks

There are downsides to metal roofing, of course, which homeowners should realize beforehand. For instance, the cost of metal roofing tiles is the biggest drawback for many. Metal roofing is equivalent in cost to premium materials — $150 to $600 per square (100 square feet). Due to the long-term durability of the material, this is usually a one-time investment for many households.

Another prominent drawback is the noise factor. In some cases, metal roofing will absorb and disperse sound successfully. Other times, however, the sound of harsh rain can be quite evident within the home. You can control noise; though it does cost more initially.

Contact Us

Interesting in metal roofing for your home? Consider calling Peak Roofing & Construction at (972) 335-7325. We would be happy to discuss the material and how it may benefit you today!

Jeff Riss

Jeff Riss

Jeff has 20 years of sales experience, a love of roofing, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. He leads Peak Roofing & Construction’s team but also is known for getting his hands (and knees) dirty on a job site. His passion for customer service, integrity, and quality craftsmanship drives his success. Peak Roofing & Construction is a family-owned, locally-operated business focused on doing things the right way. His deep understanding of roofing, gutters, windows, fences and exterior painting provide a strong foundation for running the business and serving his customers.
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