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Metal Roofing Saves Maintenance Money

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While metal roofing is a costlier alternative to asphalt shingles, their benefits have a huge payoff down the road. Quickly becoming one of the hottest roof materials, they look sharp and they’re smart if you want to save money in the long run on home-maintenance. Check out the following ways these roofs are worth their weight.

Roof Lifespan

Metal roofing is made to last with a lifespan that far exceeds asphalt shingles. While a new shingled roof has an average lifespan of up to 30 years depending on the shingle product, a metal roof typically lasts up to 70. It’s a lifetime investment for many homeowners and usually avoids the need for roof replacement later.

Durability

Whether it’s heavy winds or hail, metal roofs take a beating and can withstand winds of 140 mph. If you live in a coastal community where hurricanes are one of your roof’s biggest threats, a metal roof can save you money on roof repairs after the storm. Even better, a metal roof won’t crack or corrode.

Energy Efficient

If your energy bills are through the roof you might want to consider what lies on top. Roofs of metal are highly energy-efficient. Because they naturally reflect solar-radiant heat, you’ll see a welcome decrease in your energy bill once you replace your existing roof with a metal one.

While nothing lasts forever, a metal roof is a safe bet for long-term value. Not only do they have energy-savings and durability perks, they’re attractive and timeless. Who doesn’t love the sound of rain pouring down on one?

Do you want to learn more about how a metal roof is a wise consideration if you’re in the process of home remodeling or renovations? Contact Heritage Construction today and book a free roofing inspection. Never an obligation to purchase.

5 Comments

  • Ryan Martinez

    Our roof needs repairing to be done and I also don’t want to spend too much on its repair. These tips you shared are really helpful for repairing my roof inexpensively. Thank you for sharing these tips.

  • Brad

    For such a small write up, this information is good. I appreciate the tip sharing.

  • Mariella

    At the first time seeing this I was thinking it was one of the shortest content but it was actually better than some lengthy ones I searched up. Thanks for sharing straight and precise tips.

  • Greg

    It is truly fascinating how many people are clueless when it comes to the basic understanding of metal roofing. Not too long ago, I myself had the old rusty barn roof image in my mind. But now, after having been involved with metal roofing for 6 years I have developed a true appreciation for this roofing technology, and I would like to share some of the insights with you.

    After reading these tips you will gain a better understanding, and appreciation of metal roofing technology.

    Myth 1: Metal roof has a higher risk of getting struck by lightning. Reality; No metal roofing does not increase the chances of your house getting struck by a lightning. In fact, if your house does get struck, the metal roof will help to dissipate the charge, and because the metal is a non combustible material, your roof will not catch fire.

    Myth 2: Metal roof makes a lot of noise when it rains.

    Reality; You are probably thinking about that old cheap metal roof over the barn that used to sound like a machine gun burst when it is raining… Modern metal roofing is usually installed over a plywood, solid sheathing, or over your existing roof. It will make no more noise than a regular asphalt shingle roof. Oftentimes metal roofs will be quieter than a non-metal roof and will shield the noise from rain and bad weather.

    Myth 3: Metal roofing costs a lot of money.

    Reality; It may seem like it does, but it really does not! You may be surprised, but a metal roof will actually cost less than the asphalt shingle roof if you stay in your house long enough. Not only will it increase the value of your house, but it will also help you save money on cooling costs. Metal roofing can result in up to 50% savings in energy costs during summer months. And finally, a metal roof may well be the last roof you will ever have to install on your house. Ever! Provided you get a quality installation from a qualified metal roofing contractor. Learn from this hypothetical example of the cost of metal roofing vs the asphalt shingle roof, from a homeowner’s standpoint.

    Myth 4: Metal Roof is susceptible to rust.

    Reality; Modern metal roofing is built to last for decades. Steel metal roofing has a metal coating protection layer made with zinc or aluminum, which is bonded to the steel and then painted with a high-quality paint designed to withstand the toughest abuse from bad weather, and provide the desired color and looks that homeowners want.

    Myth 5: Metal Roof is susceptible to dents.

    Reality; Modern metal roofs are built to withstand years of abuse from severe weather such as hail, extreme winds, and snow. Hail will not dent a metal roof, and extremely high winds are not a threat either, as many modern metal roofing systems are rated for 120 mph winds. In fact, metal roofs perform extremely well in the hurricane. It is not unusual to see the metal roof with no damage, next to naked regular roofs that have lost all its shingles and plywood in hurricane.

    As I was writing these 5 metal roofing myths, yet another metal roof myth came to my mind! This one is a bonus! Please enjoy!

    Bonus Myth: You cannot walk on a metal roof without damaging it.

    Reality; While you should definitely take all the necessary precautions before venturing out for a walk on your roof, metal roofs are completely walk-able. I would recommend using running shoes such as Asics because they will provide good traction for your feet when on the roof. Avoid walking on your roof when it’s raining as you could easily slip and fall. Rule of thumb is to stay off the roof whenever its surface is wet. Contact your metal roofing contractor for special techniques on how to walk on the metal roof they have installed.

    I hope that you enjoyed reading my metal roofing tips and that you have learned something new about metal roofing

  • Alvin

    It is indeed true if proper maintence of roofings should be given, homeowners and commercial owners can save money for roofing expenses. Kudos to the writer!

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