Metal roofing has been taking the industry by storm. Many homeowners have turned to metal roofing because of the benefits that are associated with it. In today’s post, we’re breaking down all things metal roofing and the benefits that regularly come with it.
When it comes to home improvement and materials, sometimes it can seem like the benefits are few and far between. But, with metal roofing, the benefits can seem almost endless.
What is Metal Roofing?
Before we jump into all the benefits, let’s talk about what metal roofing is. When you think of metal roofing, you might envision a barn or older pole building with that metal roof you can hear loud dings in the rain or whistling in the wind. Those roofs are made of metal, but that’s not the only type of metal roof.
Today there are metal shingles and imitations of other products made of metal that last quite a bit longer than most other materials.
6 Benefits of Metal Roofing
Here are the benefits of choosing a metal roof for your home.
Metal Roofs Last a Long Time
One of the biggest benefits of choosing a metal roof is that they last an extremely long time. You don’t have to worry about the roof wearing out or deteriorating over time. Most other roofing materials such as cedar shakes or asphalt shingles will slowly become less and less stable until they reach the end of their life.
The average lifespan of a metal roof is 50 – 100 years, depending on the style of roof that you install. One downside is that these roofs can dent and may need to be repaired before reaching the end of their lifespan.
Metal Roofs are Environmentally Friendly
Metal is a sustainable material because it can continuously be recycled and reused. That makes them especially environmentally friendly and a great way to make your home more sustainable.
Another reason that they’re environmentally friendly is that they’re very energy-efficient.
Metal Roofs are Energy-Efficient
Metal roofs work wonderfully as insulators and thus are much more energy-efficient. The Metal Roofing Alliance has recently put out a study that shows metal roofing can reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 25%. That’s a huge saving and will help you pay for your metal roof. With that in mind, switching from asphalt shingles to metal roofs is a huge way to save money and make your home more eco-friendly.
Metal Roofs Offer a Great Curb Appeal
Not everyone loves them, but with all of the different types of metal roofs, you’ll likely be able to find a metal roof that fits the aesthetic you like. Asphalt shingles can look nice, but because they deteriorate over time, you’ll likely notice that the curb appeal will also deteriorate over time. Metal roofs will look great for decades and will continually offer benefits in the form of curb appeal.
Metal Roofs are Maintenance Free
No one wants to take the time to get up on their roof just to perform maintenance. Some homeowners might even be scared of heights, or maybe your roof is too steep to walk on safely. In those cases, metal roofs are a great option. They’re completely maintenance-free, which ensures that you save even more time and money in the future.
Metal Roofs Add Value to Your Home
A new roof will always add value to your home. This is a huge reason why we encourage homeowners to look into replacing their roofs before they sell their homes. Investing money into your home’s roof will help it sell faster and keep it safer from storms and adverse weather. A metal roof will add even more value to your home because of how long the lifespan is.
Cons of Metal Roofing
While there definitely are a lot of benefits to metal roofing, there are also a few different drawbacks, and it wouldn’t be right of us not to touch on those as well. Here are a couple of the setbacks that you might experience when you choose metal roofing for your home.
Metal Roofs More Expensive
The cost of metal roofs is much higher than their asphalt shingle counterparts or most other traditional roofing materials. But, with the higher expense paid upfront to install a metal roof, you do get the benefit of no maintenance cost and longer life of the roof.
Metal Roofs Can be Noisy
The stories are true; metal roofs can definitely be noisy. But don’t let that scare you away just yet. There are some amazing options out there that can eliminate a lot of the nice associated with a metal roof. Obviously, you won’t be able to completely eliminate the sound of rain or hail on your roof, but with the right material and proper insulation, it can be much less noticeable.
Metal Roofs Can be Dented
Asphalt shingles and cedar shakes can’t really be dented. All roofing materials can be damaged by hail or tree branches falling on your roof, but metal roofs do dent more easily than most materials. While a dented roof doesn’t mean that there’s anything “wrong” with it, it doesn’t look the best. The only advantage and way to combat the denting is to invest in higher-quality metal roofs or to see if your insurance company covers denting on the panels.
If you’re considering a metal roof for your home, reach out to Red Canyon Roofing today. We’d love to talk through some more of the benefits, questions you have and help you make the right decision for the future of your home. We understand that choosing a roofing provider and roofing material for your home can be difficult.
We work hard to make sure that you’re able to quickly make an informed decision about what’s right for your home without any uncertainty of what could cause problems in the future. Choose Red Canyon to be your local and customer service-oriented roofing team. We’re here to serve you.