There are many advantages that a metal roof has over more traditional materials such as asphalt. If you are considering installing a metal roof, then we would be happy to talk through this process with you. South Bend Metal Roofers have been working in this community for many years and have an excellent reputation. Some of the advantages of a metal roof are described in more detail below.
Metal Roofs Are Longer Lasting
The life span of a metal roof is anywhere between 40 and 70 years. This compares with only up to 25 years for a shingle roof. This means that you could go the rest of your life without having to replace your roof again. There is a price difference between metal and shingle roofs, with metal being more expensive. However, this could potentially only be a one of payment and so even though the initial cost is more, overall metal roofs can be a very cost effective option.
Metal Roofs Are More Durable
Metal roofs perform better in all sorts of weather conditions. They can withstand strong winds, heavy rain and hailstorms. They are also less likely to become weathered by strong sunlight. The fact that these roofs are so durable means that it is less likely that you will need to have any maintenance carried out. This is something else that should be factored in when you are weighing up the metal roof for house cost, as it may be a long time before any repairs are needed. It is still a good idea to check your roof on a regular basis to make sure that there are not any problems developing, as finding a problem early makes it easier to put right.
Metal Roofs Are Safer
As metal is not a flammable material, there is less chance of the roof catching fire if it was struck by lightning. It can also provide protection for your home during a wildfire. Although this benefit will not apply to everyone, it is still reassuring to know that the safety aspect is there.
Metal Roofs Are Energy Efficient
Metal roofs can help you to save money on your energy bill, particularly during the summer. The metal will reflect sunlight away from the roof which means your home will be naturally cooler, eliminating the need to have the air conditioning running.
Metal Roofs Are Environmentally Friendly
Some metal roofs are constructed from recycled metal, and most roofs will be able to be fully recycled at the end of their lifespan. In contrast, shingles from an asphalt roof can only be disposed of in landfill.
In order to get the full benefit from these advantages, it is important that your roof is installed correctly. This will also help you avoid any metal roof problems. Our installation team undergo regular training to make sure that their skills are up to date, and they really know what they are doing when it comes to how to put a metal roof on a house. If you would like to see examples of our work, then we can provide you with pictures of metal roofs that we have installed, which are all accompanied by references. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information.