There are various roofing options in the market today, which can make deciding what’s best for you overwhelming. That said, after working with professional contractors, we’ve gathered a list of reasons why they prefer Metal Roofing over the alternatives.
Metal Roofing is Durable
Metal roofs are more likely to withstand strong winds from storms, unlike other roofing materials, which can be severely damaged.
Metal roofing’s durability is truly unmatched when compared to a traditional asphalt shingles, which last approximately 12-20 years – whereas some metal roofs can last up to 70 years!
Metal Roofs are Energy Efficient
Some roofing materials absorb sunlight and hold heat, which will make your home or building warmer – causing your energy bill to skyrocket in the summer months.
However, metal roofs reflect the sun’s heat, generating up to 50% energy savings. Metal roofs can also be approximately 100 degrees cooler on the surface when compared to asphalt roofs.
Metal Roofing is Safe
Metal roofs will not spark and ignite into flames during a wildfire or lightning strike and contrary to what some myths online say, they are no more likely to be struck by lightning than other standard roofing materials.
Metal Roofing is Environmentally Friendly
Some experts believe that Metal Roofing is the most environmentally friendly roofing material on the market because it is 100% recyclable.
In many cases, it can also be installed directly over existing asphalt shingles reducing waste.
(Approximately 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into U.S. landfills every year.)
Metal roofs will last much longer than shingles and are low maintenance. The long durable life of steel, backed with warranties make metal roofing a great long term investment.