When it comes to roofing, today’s homeowners have access to an excellent selection of materials. For instance, traditional shingles, tile, and metal are all relatively commonly used. Metal roofs appeal to many homeowners both in terms of aesthetics and function. If you’ve been considering re-roofing, check out the five benefits of a metal roof in this article. Then, contact Watergate Roofing to discuss the next steps.
The Sound of Rain on a Metal Roof
Have you ever heard the sound of rain falling on a metal roof? It’s so soothing that noise machines and meditation devices include it as an option in playlists. While recorded or even synthetic sound can be great, there’s nothing quite like being in your home as the rain falls on your metal roof. Perhaps that’s why so many homeowners choose to use it.
Durability and Extended Lifespan
Arguably one of the best benefits of metal roofing is its durability and lifespan. First, metal roofs generally last as long as the house does. The manufacturer’s warranty often provides coverage for 30-50 years, and the roof can go 40-70. In addition, metal roofs withstand more extreme weather, such as significant wind gusts and even hurricane-force winds. Consequently, many homeowners choose metal roofs for new construction as well as when re-roofing.
An Environmentally Sound Decision
Another benefit of metal roofs is that they’re more sustainable than asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles don’t last nearly as long before they head to landfills. Further, they’re not really recyclable and use fossil fuels. On the other hand, metal roofs can be recycled more than once without losing strength. Finally, you can even install a new metal roof right over the top of the old asphalt shingles because it’s so light.
Greater Energy Efficiency
Metal roofing reflects the sun’s light instead of absorbing it and pushing heat down into the home. During hot summer days, this is a gift, unlike asphalt shingles that absorb sunlight. Interestingly metal roofs pair well with solar panels, rainwater collection, and other sustainable efforts.
Various Materials, Styles, and Colors
Interestingly, homeowners have plenty of varieties to choose from regarding today’s metal roof materials. Examples include tin, galvanized steel, copper, aluminum, and even zinc. Equally exciting are the options you have for colors and finishes. Depending on your choices, you can put together a fabulous roof that differentiates your home from everyone else’s in an attractive way. Talk about curb appeal!
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Metal roofs tend to cost more than other types of shingles; however, they also last far longer. Their durability, longer lifespans, and unique character make metal roofs a worthwhile investment. If you live in Carmel, Fishers, or Westfield, we encourage you to request a free estimate. We also repair chimney flashing, install gutter systems, perform roof inspections, and repair storm damage. Call (317) 80-ROOFS to speak to a professional at Watergate Roofing.