Historically, metal roofing has been reserved for commercial and agricultural buildings. In recent years, more and more people have decided to redo their residential roofs with metal roofing. If you are looking to replace your existing roof with a new metal roof, you might be anxious to hear about metal roofing benefits.
Protection and Weather Resistance
Many roofs suffer roof damage due to strong winds and hail. As homeowners seek out the best value for their dollars, the newest options available come down to two. Architectural shingles and metal roofing. When it comes to resistance to wind and hail damage, metal roofing wins out hands down.
All roofing materials rely heavily on proper installation. The key advantage of metal roofing is materials. It does not rely on tar or sealant to hold it together. Metal roofing panels interlock, whereas asphalt shingles rely on adhesives to keep tabs in place. This alone makes metal roofs much more wind resistant.
Another consideration for weather resistance is aging. As asphalt shingles age, they dry out, become brittle, and ultimately curl and crack, leaving them more susceptible to failure. Metal roofing does not have these characteristics. You can expect a metal roof to be just as wind resistant 50 years after installation as it was on day one.
As metal roofing production advancements have occurred, there has been a whole new advent in metal roofing. Modern metal roofing systems can easily last fifty years or more. Innovations and developments in paint add additional enhancements like UV protection that help protect your roof and home. A new metal roof can easily outlive the equivalent of 3 non-metal roof material installations over its lifespan.
Lower Maintenance Costs
As more and more metal roofs have been installed, it has become apparent that maintaining a metal roof is significantly less than traditional asphalt roofs. This is due in large part to their durability. Though numerous factors impact a roof’s lifespan, it is not unrealistic to expect greater than 50% savings over a lifetime compared to other non-metal roofing materials.
Metal is considered the most environmentally friendly roofing material available. Metal roofs are 100% recyclable and are composed of 25% recycled metal. Metal roofs can be installed over existing roofs, eliminating the need for removal and disposal of these roofs. A typical asphalt roof contains hundreds of gallons of crude oil and, on average, needs replaced every 12-20 years. These replacements usually require the old shingles’ disposal, resulting in approximately 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles being dumped into U.S. landfills annually.
Now that you know the advantages of metal roofs, give Bealing, Roofing & Exteriors, Inc. a call. We have the experience and know-how to get your home under a new metal roof in no time!