Top 10 Reasons For Choosing A Metal Roof
1) They Look Amazing!
Metal roofing is rapidly becoming more popular. The number of metal roofs installed on residential homes has nearly doubled what it was in 2015 and there’s no reason to think this growth is going to slowdown any time soon. Not only are they durable, heat and mold resistant, they also look amazing. Remember when the “Farmhouse look” took over? Metal roofing is doing the same in 2020!
2) You'll Likely Never Need A Replacement
Metal roofs are known to last 60-70 years, and most manufacturers offer a warranty that covers the first 50 of those! By comparison, asphalt roofs are known to last 25-30 years at best and they require continuous maintenance on a yearly basis. Metal roofs require a larger initial investment, but one metal roof will end up costing less than the 3 asphalt roofs you will need during the same time frame.
3) Metal is Fire and Heat Resistant
Metal is non-combustible. It doesn’t catch fire or spark in the same way wood or asphalt roofs can.
Did you know?
Metal roofs are actually no more likely to be struck by lightning than other types of roofs. In fact, the Metal Construction Association says, “Because metal roofing is both an electrical conductor and non-combustible, the risks associated with its use and behavior during a lightning event make it the most desirable construction available.”
4) Speaking of Weather.. Metal Roofs Are Durable.
Metal roofs are resistant to hail and wind damage. Many metal roofing systems have wind uplift ratings of 110-160 miles per hour!
Did you know?
FEMA actually recommends metal roofs in areas prone to hurricanes, earthquakes, and flooding.
5) Metal Roofs Are Unaffected By Mildew,
Fungus and Mold
Asphalt roofs in humid or damp conditions (Hello Georgia!) are known to develop layers of moss, mold, or fungus over time. Not only does it look terrible, these growths cause continual damage to shingle roofs and shorten the already short lifespan of an asphalt roof. Even worse, these growths can cause damage to the underlying structure of your home, causing more extensive — and expensive — damage. Metal roofing is impervious to biological growths like moss and mold.
6) Wildlife Can’t Eat Threw Metal
Determined squirrels, raccoons, and other animals have been known to chew right through asphalt shingles. Without paying attention and repairing these areas, water will eventually leak into your attic. This water will cause mold and mildew to grow and in the long run, it can lead to rot.
FYI.. Most animals make entry through vents and soffit, so even with a metal roof, you will still want to check those periodically.. just in case!
7) Metal Roofs Can Lower Your Power Bill
Metal roofing can reduce your homes cooling costs by up to 25%! This happens because the metal reflects away most of the heat from the sun, which in turn means there’s let heat being absorbed into your home!
Did you know?
Metal roofs also provide great insulation during the Winter months.
8) Metal Roofs Can Also Save You Money
On Home Insurance
Because metal roofs stand up amazingly against weather and fire risks, many insurance companies will love your new roof as much as you do. Some insurance companies even offer a specific discount for homeowners who install a metal roof.
FYI.. you should always check with your insurance provider before deciding on a metal roof based on this factor alone.There are still a few insurers that won’t cover metal roofs, and others have restrictions on the types of claims you can make — for example, some policies exclude cosmetic damage like scratching or denting.
9) Metal Roofs Are Environmentally Safe
Metal is a 100% sustainable roofing material. Asphalt shingles require petroleum to manufacture, and the shingles from a roof replacement or repair end up in a landfill. Metal, on the other hand, is 100% recyclable, and suffers no degradation from being recycled multiple times.
Did you know?
New metal roofing is often made up of 60-70% recycled metal! And it still lasts 3 times longer than asphalt shingles!
10) You Can Drastically Increase The Value Of Your Home
Metal roofing not only looks good, it can add significant value to your home when you get ready to sell. Knowing that a roof replacement or maintenance is a long way off can be a point in your home’s favor if a prospective buyer is deciding between your home and several others. They know they’ll save money in the long run, which makes your home stand out!
FYI.. A metal roof adds 1-6% to the selling price of your home compared to an asphalt roof, and generally, you can expect to recoup 85-95% of the cost in the long run.
A metal roof may come with a larger initial investment, but it saves you in the long run!
If you're wanting to install a new metal roof on your home, give us a call at 770-255-8696 to schedule your free estimate!