According to the Metal Roofing Alliance, the metal roofing industry is worth more than $13 billion, and around 47% of all American homes are considering getting metal roofing. We have seen metal roofs surge in popularity, and for good reason. Metal roofs are a good investment into your home. Here are the five biggest advantages of metal roofs
Metal roofs last a long time. Kronborg, built in 1585 and the setting of the play Hamlet, had a metal roof that did not need renovation until 2009. While you would be very lucky if your metal roof lasted that long, metal roofs are known to last between 40-70 years. This is two or three times longer than an asphalt roof, on average. The initial cost is offset by the fact that you will not need to replace it soon.
One of the reasons metal roofs last so long is because they can endure so much. Metal roofs are impervious to high winds and hail. Anything on the roof will slide right off. While snow build up is not likely in South Florida, this is good news for anyone who wants an uncluttered roof after a storm. Metal is not flammable. If there is a conflagration, you can rest easy knowing your home is safe.
Metal roofs are usually made from recycled material, which means that right from the start, metal roofs are better for the environment. The green benefits do not stop there. The sun’s rays are not absorbed like an asphalt roof, and a metal roof can reflect up to 95% of solar energy. This means that you are cutting down on cooling costs. At the end of the roof’s lifespan, you can recycle it again.
Metal roofs are not only valuable because of more practical reasons, but they can also be made to appeal to the eye. Metal roofs come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and metals, meaning that your customization options are ready for the taking. It is easy to paint a metal roof any color that you want if you cannot find a style that you like. Making your home more beautiful can go a long way into aiding the resale value of your home.
5. Low Maintenance
Taking care of a metal roof is not nearly as costly nor as time-consuming as taking care of a traditional asphalt roof. Initially, sealing your roof properly will go a long way for the preservation of the roof. Asphalt roof maintenance is an iterative process, but when you own a metal roof, all you have to do is clear debris, keep gutters clear, and replace old gaskets. You will also need to reseal the roof every 20 years.
At Aastro Roofing, we want you to be totally satisfied with you roof.