Homeowners choose metal roofing systems for their versatility, energy efficiency and long life span. These features bring about some hidden benefits that you probably won’t read about in advertisements, yet they make having a metal roof even more compelling. In today’s post, local roofing contractor M & A Roof Home Improvement shares the hidden benefits of metal roofs.
Lasting Style and Durability
Today’s metal roofing systems have come a long way from the tin roofs used on barns, sheds and shacks. Modern engineering has made metal roofs the most versatile roofing system available. Whatever traditional roofs can do, metal roofs can. In fact, metal roofs come in styles other than a standard standing seam, such as tile, slate, and wood shingles. Metal roofing also works with most types of coatings, which lets you meet any color and texture required by your home. “Bare” such as aluminum and copper even can even have a clear coat applied to preserve its shiny, “just-installed” look.
One of the main benefits of having a metal roof is it’s expected to last for as long as 50 years, with care and maintenance. That’s about twice as long compared to most residential roofing systems. Metal roofs look pretty much the same throughout its life span. It can withstand most weather conditions and is less likely to get cracked or punctured.
Savings Year After Year
It’s no secret that metal roofing systems cost more than asphalt shingles. But that’s merely the upfront cost. When you include other costs during a roof’s lifetime—metal roofs require less maintenance and are more resistant to damage—and factor in its long life span, a metal roof actually has better lifetime value. This means your average roofing expenses every year will actually be lower.
Metal roofs can also help you save on energy costs. Its lower thermal mass quickly disperses the heat that it absorbs. Combined with proper roof insulation, a metal roof will cool down shortly after sundown. This helps reduce indoor cooling requirements at night. You can also choose to have reflective coatings to further reduce heat absorption.
M & A Roof Home Improvement is your leading provider of roof repair and installation services. Give us a call at (757) 779-5244. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA