May 2, 2019
Nowadays, folks are spoilt for choice when it comes to roofs and the materials that they are made from, and while many home owners stick to the types they are familiar with, metal roofs are
growing in popularity, and here’s 6 reasons why:
1. Metal roofs are more energy efficient
Most materials used to make roofs, trap the sun’s heat and cause the property underneath to heat up with rising temperatures. Metal, however, reflects the sun’s rays instead of absorbing it and can help to keep the home below much cooler. Naturally, this means that as a home owner, your energy bill will be reduced since your cooling system won’t have to work at full pelt to lower the temperature inside; this can save you up to 40% on the cost of cooling each year.
2. Metal is more resistant to the weather
The weather can cause a lot of damage to roofs, and no roofing material is better at withstanding the elements than those made from metal. From freezing winters and sultry summers, to intense rainfall and dangerously high winds, metal roofs can withstand them all without risk of cracking or peeling. Not only are metal roofs weather resistant, but they also work well with rainwater capture systems and can withstand fierce flames for far longer than roofs made from other materials.
3. Increased lifespan of metal roofs
Most roofs will have to be replaced at some point, but how soon that needs to be done can be dependant on the type of material your roof is made from. For example, asphalt shingles roofs have a lifespan of up to 20 years, whereas a metal roof can last up to 50 years, more than double the length of other roofs.
4. Go metal and boost your curb appeal
Current metal roofs can be made modern and stylish, and no longer are restricted to industrial properties. With many different looks, a metal roof can be made to suit all pockets and tastes and can significantly increase the curb appeal of your home.
5. Metal roofs are surprisingly lightweight
You may be surprised to learn that metal is one of the lightest roofing materials on the market today, and with other roofing materials needing extra support from beams inside the home to support them, when you have a metal roof installed, there is no weight limitation.
6. Save money with a metal roof
There are the energy savings mentioned earlier, but you’ll also make long-term savings since metal is a low maintenance material that doesn’t need to be frequently replaced. A good quality metal roof that has been installed professionally could last you decades, and with an annual rinse and touch up of paint where needed, that’s your maintenance routine done and dusted.
If you’re building a home or are interested in upgrading your existing roof to a metal one, get in touch with your local supplier today for an assessment of your requirements.