A metal roof is one of many roofing options that a homeowner can choose these days. But what makes a metal roof a better choice over other roofing materials? A metal roof makes a great option with minimal maintenance and upkeep, as well as being energy efficient.
If you're contemplating a new roof and materials, a metal roof makes a great option with plenty of perks:
Depending on the material used, a metal roof can last about 3-7 times longer than a typical asphalt shingle roof. For comparison, an asphalt shingle roof should be replaced every 12-17 years. Metal is also resistant to fire, mildew, insects, and rot.
A metal roof will reflect solar radiant heat which can reduce cooling costs by as much as 25%. This means you save energy needed for cooling your home during the hottest part of the day. Most metal roofs utilize reflective pigment technology resulting in overall home energy efficiency.
The most common types of metal roofing include aluminum, steel, and copper. This makes them highly sustainable and recyclable. A typical metal roof can have as much as 30-60 percent recycled materials.
If you are considering an energy-efficient metal roof for your home or commercial building, contact us today! We're always available for a complimentary free estimate.