Installing metal roofing have been gaining in popularity in 2017, it is becoming noticeably a trend especially in older homes that need roofing repair or remodel, as well as newly constructed homes that are being built with metal roofs these days. The reasons for this trend are many, as the advantages of having a metal roof outnumber the disadvantages. —
For starters, metal roofs enjoy a great longevity, as most of them can last up to 100 years, and most installers provide 50-year warranties that are not so common with other roofing materials. It is also worth noting that metal roofs are relatively cheaper than asphalt shingles in the long run, but at the same time they potentially raise a property’s value.
When it comes to being eco-friendly, metal roofing materials are usually made up of a high percentage of recycled material, in addition to being recyclable itself. Furthermore, metal roofing has proved to be cooler than asphalt, as it does not get as hot during summer, and it reflects heat, which results in reducing heat inside the building.
According to a study done by Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2008, metal roofs are exceptionally energy efficient, and thus having a metal roof can result in reducing energy consumption by 40 percent in the summer. Additionally, metal roofs can also reduce energy costs by 15 percent in the winter.
Metal roofs are particularly great in old buildings, as they are lightweight and can be installed on top of existing roofs without tearing off old shingles, which can be messy and would raise the cost of the job. [to read more about the labor costs of a metal roof in the southwestern region specifically, follow this link] This way, they provide admirable fire and wind resistance, in addition to extreme weather conditions, mildew, insects, and rot. They also help maintain the structure of the building, as a result of having interlocking panels.
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