Installing a metal roof will have many benefits in the long run, such as saving you money, energy and stress. Metal roofs are becoming more popular with the many technological improvements from the manufacturers. In most cases, a metal roof contractor can place a new metal roof directly on top of your previous roof. Also, without the shingle roof clean up and a trip to the landfill, you are helping to protect your environment.
1. Holds Up Better In Extreme Weather
Metal roofs protect against weather better than any other roof. Rain will not soak through your damaged shingles and into your attic anymore, rather it will slide right into your gutters. Metal roofing has shown that it holds up very well in dangerous winds and resists damage by hail. Also, contradictory to popular belief, metal roofs do not attract lightning, lightning strikes occur because of the location and base of the building, not the roof.
2. No Maintenance
Metal roofing maintenance or inspections may only be required on an annual or biannual basis. Unlike shingles, metal will obviously not split, curl, dry out, or peel. You will not have to worry too much about the sustainability of your new roof, although an occasional check up, even annually or biannually, or after storms would benefit you.
3. Solar Panels
Being the owner of a metal roof, you are already environmentally conscious. Adding solar panels to a high quality metal roof that may last from 40 to 70 years is recommended. Metal roofs usually have a durable coating that prevents the sun’s energy from transferring heat into your home, therefore, the roof will not heat up, but your solar panels will get the optimal amount of energy.
4. Long Lasting
Your metal roof investment will be well worth the money after time, by saving you energy and money through all of it’s advantages. However, it will last well around 40 years at the least with little, to no maintenance. It is lightweight, efficient, carefree and will last you many years, making owning a metal roof the best choice.