Have you been wondering about the benefits of metal roofing and whether it’s right for you? Truthfully, metal roofing is more expensive than regular asphalt shingle roofing. You’re going to pay more when you purchase a metal roof. However, that price isn’t just due to inflation. Rather, that price is justified in the benefits that you get for investing in metal roofing for your home. Let’s break down some of the benefits of metal roofing and why it might be right for you!
- Long Life
- Upgraded Safety (fire safety)
- Energy Efficient
- Perfect for Rain and Snow
Asphalt shingle roofs can last around 20 to 25 years. Metal roofs can last around 50 years or more if kept in the proper condition. While the initial cost of buying a metal roof is higher, that money is also going to go much further with the life of your roof. Not only does a metal roof last longer, but it can also help you increase the value of your home and stretch your dollar farther in more ways than one.
One of the major benefits of metal roofing is its increased safety. Metal roofing is oftentimes going to be more resistant to fire damage or catching on fire. Unlike asphalt shingle roofs which are combustible, metal roofing is not. Whether you’re facing something like a wildfire (which is on the rise across the U.S.) or a house fire, you don’t have to worry about your roof. Metal is a tough material and can’t be broken easily like other roofing materials.
Remember discussing how one of the benefits of metal roofing is that your money stretches farther? This applies not only to saving money due to the life of your roof but to other money-saving reasons as well. A metal roof is also going to be more energy efficient because it can reflect the sunlight better than other types of roofs. Instead of retaining the heat within the home like an asphalt roof, a metal roof will actually not retain as much heat, sometimes reaching 100 degrees cooler than other types of roofing materials. The less heat that gets trapped in your home the less you have to run you’re A/C to keep your house cool.
While it used to be true that metal roofing was very basic and had a basic design, that’s no longer the case. A major benefit of metal roofing is that it comes in all different designs and shapes. You can go with a classic look or rustic feel, but you can also choose a metal roof that looks much more modern. If you want a certain look or feel to your home, then metal roofing can give you the options to please your design aesthetic.
Perfect for Rain or Snow
Metal roofing is one of the best materials to deal with weather of any kind. Because the surface is slick it becomes much harder for debris to stay on top of a metal roof. That means when it rains water automatically flows and drains off the side of your home. Also, unlike with asphalt shingles, the weather doesn’t have as much of an impact on the wear and tear of metal roofing. As winter and spring go, or rain and snow come and go, those asphalt shingles will be expanding and contrasting. Eventually, it will experience some granule loss. It will at first be gradual, but once it starts, you’ll need to replace that shingle. With a metal roof, you don’t have to worry about that problem. When correctly put together, a metal roof does not contract and expand and damage like an asphalt shingle.
Are you considering a new roof? Not sure where to start or whether a metal roof might be right for you? Don’t worry we can help! At Galaxy Construction and Roofing we can help you love your roof and get a fair price on it! Contact us today to find out how you can benefit from a metal roof.