When it comes to your home, you only want the best. This is the case whether you are talking about your siding, windows, or especially your roof. Your roof is usually the first line of defense against the elements so making sure it is a quality roof is critical. Choosing a metal roof over an asphalt shingle roof may be a good step depending on your needs.
Benefits of Metal
To decide what material you would like for your roof, it is best to know what you are getting into. While it will cost you more of an investment upfront, here are some benefits to metal roofing:
Metal roofing can not only sustain some major winds, sometimes up to 140 miles per hour, but they also resist fire. So, if lightning strikes your roof, it will not spark unlike asphalt shingles. This helps cut down on the damage to your home should there be a storm or a fire.
While most asphalt shingle roofs will have a lifespan of about 20 years or less, metal can have a lifetime of 40-75 years. Of course, you have to maintain it to get the full 75 years which may include painting every so often. The best part? Most of it is recyclable so it is also environmentally friendly.
Metal roofing can reflect solar rays which will reduce your heating costs in the winter and fall time.
Metal roofing can be a great investment to make for your home. Since you depend on your home to protect you from the elements, making sure the materials are good is the first step. When you are ready to make that investment, give Bealing Roofing and Exteriors, your trusted roofing company, a call for a free estimate.