A high-quality metal roof will likely be the last roof you'll ever need. Metal roofs are resistant to cracking, shrinking, eroding, and severe weather. Residential metal roofs are lightweight and available in a wide variety of colors, manufactured to look like wood shake, slate, shingles or clay tiles. Metal can be coated with any color pigment or textured to resemble wood grain or the chiseled look of slate. The arrangement of the sheets on the roof can be customized and stylized using vertical slats, offset rows, small tiles, or large sheets to suit the look and preference of the homeowner.
Energy Efficiency Metal Roof Benefits
Installation of reflective metal roofing can save your home up to 40% in summer cooling energy costs. Metal roofs can reduce air temperatures by as much as 12 ° F. These benefits mean less money out of your wallet, less dependence on energy resources, and less air pollution.
Metal Roof Installation
Most homeowners don't realize metal roofing can cost as little or less than asphalt roofing. Asphalt roofing gets replaced 2-4 times more often than metal roofing. The cost of asphalt roof repairs and re-installation hours are no comparison to the typical "once-a-lifetime" metal roofing installation.
Environmental Benefits of Metal Roofing
In some states, metal roofing reduces the cost of insurance. Homeowners concerned about the ecological impact also prefer this type of roofing because of its construction from high percentages of recycled material. Metal roofs are also 100% recyclable when ultimately removed as part of building renovation or demolition. Metal roofs typically have a minimum of 25% recycled content, making it a green option.