A brand-new roof is one of the best investments you can make in your property. Not only does a new roof protect your property against weather elements, but it can also boost its curb appeal and resale value.
When you consider the material you want, you’re not limited to the typical asphalt shingle roofs that you can see on almost every home. When it comes to durability and longevity, few materials match up to metal.
The metal roofing systems we provide have several styles and colors to match nearly any type of property. These roofs have plenty of benefits compared to other roofing materials.
Every roofing system has a finite lifespan. However, some materials are better suited to withstand the test of time. A well-kept asphalt roof using the best materials can last for 40 years or more.
Metal roofs offer a significantly longer service life compared to asphalt shingles. You can expect your metal roof panels to last up to 70 years under normal circumstances. With the right amount of care and maintenance, your new metal roof can last for the entire life of your home.
Most things made from metal tend to be on the heavy side, so the idea of cladding an entire roof in metal panels may sound strange. In fact, a common worry among many homeowners is that a metal roof would be too heavy for their home to safely support. However, metal roof panels are much lighter than you’d expect them to be.
The weight of an ordinary metal roof can vary depending on the type of metal used and the thickness or gauge of the panel. Metal roof panels weigh an average of 1.5 pounds per square foot. In contrast, an asphalt shingle roof can weigh anywhere from 2 to 4 pounds per square foot.
All roofs need regular maintenance. However, some roofs need more often than others. Several types of damage can happen to an asphalt roof. For instance, individual shingles can curl up, lose their granules, and eventually crumble apart.
On the other hand, a metal roof suffers fewer issues and requires less maintenance. It is also easy to care for. You only need to look out for corrosion and paint wear, and you can keep your metal roof in great shape.
Increased Resale Value
The installation of a metal roof can do more than just protect your property. Your new metal roof can also increase your property’s resale value. A metal roof may cost more than a comparable asphalt roof, but you can recoup the installation cost when you decide to sell your home.
Reduced Energy Costs
Asphalt roofs are known for absorbing heat. On a typical summer day, the extra heat can cause your HVAC system to work harder, resulting in wasted energy and a higher electricity bill. Metal roofs reflect heat away from your home instead of absorbing it.