Whether you are building a home from scratch or need to put a new roof on your existing house, a metal roof may just be your best option. There are several significant advantages that a metal roof has over a traditional shingle roof. Here we are going to review 4 of those advantages in the hopes that it will help you make a more informed decision.
The first advantage of a metal roof is the durability. Asphalt shingles will need to be replaced every 15 to 20 years. If this home is going to be a long term if not lifetime home, then this could prove to be a problem as you will likely need to replace the roof at least two times. This is a cost that you should think about when looking to replace your roof. On the other hand, a metal roof, depending on the material, can last between 50 to 60 years and is worth the upfront cost. If you use VM zinc or copper the roof could last well over a hundred years. In addition to the long lifespan, a metal roof is much better at handling the elements.
During hot weather the house can reflect the solar heat keeping the house cool. any heat that is absorbed by the roof would be released quickly during the nightfall to maintain a steady temperature. During cool weather or even snow, corrugated metal roofing is one option when it comes to protecting your attic and home from potential leaks that may appear as a result of melting snow. There is no space for the snow to accumulate and as it melts it will just slide off the roof instead of being trapped in small spaces which can cause a leak and more structural problems.
If you live in an area that is prone to wildfires such as in Malibu or Los Angeles, a metal roof is another layer of protection for your home. A high end roofing company should have their metal roofs equipped with a Class A fire retardant material. This helps to protect your home and can stop the spread of the wildfire. With the recent wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes in states like California, more builders will hopefully be looking to incorporate more metal roofs into their home designs.
We hope that this has provided you with a few more reasons to consider a metal roof. Not only is this an investment into your home, but it is also a way to promote sustainability and can help keep your community safe.