While deciding to have a metal roof installed on your home, take into consideration that it is not the cheapest. The initial investment of a metal roof is well worth the expense, and with it, a longer lifespan than most types of roofing, better durability against weather, along with many more benefits.
The cost for metal roofing materials can vary. Per square, it can range from $7.00 to $10.00, but for a standing seam metal roof, the cost can be between $9.00 and $12.00. Although, compared to other types of roofing, the initial cost seems very expensive, but with all of the benefits that come along with a metal roof, it is a practical and worthy investment.
A metal roof will last for many years. They demand minimal maintenance, so after installation, not much effort or thought needs to be put into them. The lifespan of a metal roof is significantly longer than an asphalt shingle roof. A metal roof can last between 40-70 years, and a shingle roof can last 12-20 years.
When faced with a severe storm such as a hail storm or tornado, a metal roof’s performance blows the rest out of the water. For storm protection and roof durability during a storm, a metal roof is your best bet.
Because the roofing squares are not very heavy, they can be installed on top of your existing roof. Weighing around 50-150 lbs, compared to competitors, metal roofing is the lightest way to go. The installation process is also pretty quick since the roofing materials are lightweight.
Metal roofs are also non-combustible, giving them a Class A fire resistance rating, although, if applied on top of another roof, such as cedar shingles, it drops the fire rating to Class C. The fire rating system is based on the roof’s ease in igniting under extremely hot temperatures.
When deciding on a new roof, choosing a metal roof seems to be the popular choice for many people. With many benefits, this low-maintenance and long-lasting investment is the right choice for many homeowners. Contact Pro-Roofing and Siding for an estimate on a new metal roof installation.