Making the Switch to Metal Roofing – Part 2: The Advantages of a Metal Roof

Thanks to technological advancements, metal roofing has developed into a roofing option that addresses many of the concerns homeowners have, combining form and function to be a worthy roof replacement. More and more people are realizing what metal roofs have to offer but still many are sidelined by misconceptions they have about the roofing option. As we talk about the advantages of metal roofing, hopefully these misconceptions melt away, revealing what it is truly capable of.

Metal Roofing: The Roof to Have

Why? Here are a number of reasons:

  • It offers ultimate protection from harsh elements. In fact, metal roofing is rated to withstand 120-mph winds, the equivalent of an F2 tornado. This means that high winds accompanying hail and rain will be no match to a properly installed metal roof, even when the roofing option is a lightweight material.
  • It can be made to look like other roofing materials. This means you get to enjoy the strength and durability of metal with the appearance of wood, stone, or clay, if you so choose.
  • It has superior longevity. It can last two to three times longer than the average roof, going anywhere between 40 and 60 years. An asphalt roof, on the other hand, typically averages 12 to 20 years.
  • It is energy-efficient. It naturally reflects heat and quickly loses what it does absorb, keeping heat transfer to a minimum. This prevents indoor temperature from wildly fluctuating, which forces your HVAC system to work doubly hard to keep you comfortable. An overworked HVAC system guzzles energy, resulting in a massive electricity bill for you.
  • It is highly resistant to fire. Metal is not flammable and non-combustible, meaning it won’t catch fire even when hit by lightning. Not that a metal roof attracts lighting. Instead, lightning seeks out the highest object in an area, which is why antennas, poles, and towers are commonly hit.
  • It is made of recyclable material. Metal roofs contain 30% to 60% recycled content, reducing trash dumped in landfills. This lets you do your bit for the environment while enjoying a roof you can rely on for years.

These advantages make a metal roof a great choice for a replacement. Should you decide to invest in a metal roof, make sure you make the most out of your investment by knowing how to care for it. Head on over to the last part of this blog series to learn more.