Benefits of metal roofing
According to the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), a metal roof is one of the best ways to increase your home’s value while making an aesthetic statement. In general, metal roofs are believed to have a substantially longer life than shingles, being more weather-resistant, and saving on energy costs. You also eliminate the issues of rot, mold, and mildew. Because the roofing materials are installed in large sheets, there are far fewer opportunities for leaks.
Owners of metal roofs frequently find the long-term cost of a metal roof to be less than shingles due to not having to replace the roof as frequently. Over the life of a home, some sources estimate a shingle roof will need to be replaced up to three times more often than metal. Over the lifespan of the roof, the higher initial upfront cost pays off in the replacement cost savings.
Also, metal reflects solar heat if appropriately installed with an airspace between the roof deck and the metal roofing. During a Texas summer, when we’re all wanting to keep our houses cooler, having metal roofing helps reduce energy bills.
Metal withstands more damage than shingles. With the frequent hail storms in Texas, this is important. Although no roof is going to be able to survive enormous hailstones, the small and medium-sized stones can deflect off a metal roof without damage.
Standing seam metal roofs are the most popular style of residential metal roofs in the Frisco, McKinney, and Plano areas, but there are more options available, depending on the style you want. You can select the visual style of the roof in addition to the type of metal. The color options are extensive and can be used to blend with your neighborhood or purposely have your home stand out.
Metal roofs offer other benefits that don’t get mentioned as often but can contribute to the decision-making process. Metal roofs installed with a solid sheathing provide a great sound buffer and diminish the noise from rain, hail, and wind. In addition, the metals used are considered more eco-friendly than asphalt shingles based on ease of recycling. Lastly, if safety is a concern, metal roofers are flame-resistant and don’t ignite if hit by lightning or floating embers.
If you are considering a metal roof, call Peak Roofing & Construction today. We can help you understand the pros and cons of metal roofing and provide honest advice on the best roofing material for your home.
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