When it comes to choosing a roof type for your home, there are many options that you and your family can consider. Since there are so many different kinds of roofing material, we here at All Seasons are here to help you choose the best option for your home.
In 2017, the use of metal roofing has continued to grow. In fact, we are seeing more and more homeowners come to us to switch their asphalt shingles over to metal. There are many advantages to metal roofing- however, there are also some disadvantages. Look below at our metal roofing break down and decide if metal roofing is the right fit for you!
Expected Life: When properly installed, metal roofing should last as long as your home does! Metal roofing is resistant to water, fire, mildew, insects, and rot. Typically, metal roofing options come with warranties that other roofing types do not. Some even extending to 50 years!
Weight: When it comes to weight, metal is one of the most lightweight options you can consider for your home. Most varieties of metal roofing span from 50-150 pounds a sheet.
Heat Repellant: Since metal is a shiny substance, it reflects the sun’s rays, allowing your home to stay nice and cool all Summer long! Although metal roofing typically has little insulation, most metal roofing systems utilize dead space to help keep your home cool.
Water and Snow Resistant: Because the metal surface is both hard and slippery, it is tough for rain or snow to have an impact on your roof. Metal roofing pieces typically interlock making it to where no elements can get through the surface.
Cost: While metal roofing is easy and cheap to maintain, the initial cost is truly the biggest drawback. While there are some more affordable options, you will indeed want a premium metal roof to ensure no future issues with your roof. However, if you stay in your home for a long duration, then the standard maintenance and lack of needed repairs have paid for the roof themselves.
Noise: While this may not be a con for you, it is important to note that when it rains, it pours- or at least you will think it is, as with a metal roof you will hear the raindrops plopping on the roof. Now the noise can be avoided by using different materials as structural barriers, but that does increase your already expensive project.
Denting: While metal roofing can withstand most elements, like anything made with metal if a golf ball sized piece of hail hits your roof, there’s no assurance that your roof will not get a small nick or dent in it.
Metal roofing is a great option for homeowners! There are many pros such as making your home energy efficient, as well as weather and fire resistance. We hope that after viewing the pros and cons of metal roofing, you will be interested in installing a metal roof today!
Contact us for your metal roofing needs; we are the experts after all!