Metal roofing has become more and more popular over the years. This is not only true for residential roofing but commercial roofing as well. However, is it right for you? Is a metal roof really going to make a difference for your home? That depends on what you’re looking for, and your budget. Let’s break down the top 5 reasons metal roofing may be right or wrong for you:
Metal roofs reflect harsh sunlight better than traditional asphalt roofs. This means your house won’t heat up as much during the summer, and you can keep your AC off. Making your home more energy-efficient can improve your home value.
During those sweltering summer months, you won’t have to crank up your AC nearly as often. If you want even more benefits in addition to metal roofing, try window tinting. Your house will still have natural light, but not have to deal with the Texas heat.
In addition, the savings you get every year from a metal roof compound. Over time, that metal roofing will pay for itself over and over again.
Metal roofing, when applied correctly, lasts several years longer than your traditional asphalt roofing. State Farm suggests that metal roofs can last anywhere between “40-70” years, while traditional roofing usually lasts between 12-20 years.
If you are looking for a long term solution, a metal roof is the way to go.
Not only do metal roofs last longer than asphalt shingles, but most are also made out of entirely recyclable materials. You are helping the environment by not replacing your roof as often and using renewable materials.
If you want to make a positive impact on the environment, then you should look at metal roofing. However, there are some caveats to these positives. Let’s break those down.
Have you ever put rocks in a tin can and shook them? Having a metal roof can be a lot like that. Even rain showers or small hail storms can make a lot of noise. If that’s going to bother you then a metal roof might not be the correct option for you. Newer technology has made way for quieter metal roofs, but you will still notice more noise than a traditional asphalt roof.
You’ll need to consult with a roofing contractor about upkeep and maintenance. Furthermore, the thickness of the metal will play a larger role in how loud your roof is. If you are going to be bothered by sounds, this may not be the roofing material for you.
A metal roof has higher upfront costs that may not be suitable for all families. However, that cost pays for itself in longevity and energy efficiency. The type of metal will also affect the cost, ranging from $9,000-$15,000 for a completely new roof.
Keep this in mind when considering a roof for your home or small business.
Are you thinking about purchasing a metal roof? Have you considered whether it is right for you instead of an asphalt roof? Need more information? Galaxy Construction & Roofing can help you make the best choice for your home or business! Contact us today and we will help guide you through the roofing process and pricing materials!