5 Metal Roofing Advantages You May Not Know About

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Is it time to replace your aging roof? Your first thoughts will be to replace the material with the exact same material you've been using, which is most likely asphalt. You should be considering alternative materials because they provide many benefits you may not even be aware of. Here are some reasons to go with metal for your next roof.

The Variety

Metal doesn't come in a single variety, since there are actually many varieties when it comes to metal materials. You can select galvanized steel, copper, or tin if you desire. You can choose from a wide range of materials that can meet the budget you have for roofing material and customize the aesthetics at the same time. Metal also gives you full control over the color, with options ranging from bronze copper to gray steel.

The Durability

Metal will be very durable regardless of what kind of material you end up selecting. This will cause you to have a roof that will last much longer than asphalt shingles. This is because metal can withstand more harsh weather conditions, such as stronger winds and hail, and the structural integrity will remain the same after many years of weather exposure.

The Price

Expect to pay more up front for metal roofing, even if you go with a cheaper metal material. Keep in mind that the money spent up front will be offset due to how metal lasts such a long time. By simply spending less on roof repairs and avoiding early replacement, you'll save money over time with a metal roof.

The Maintenance

The great thing about metal roofing is that it doesn't require much maintenance over the years. Asphalt shingles can have individual shingles break off and require replacement, or individual shingles can become damaged over time. This is not an issue with a metal roof due to the durability. In addition, metal roofing won't require you to go up on your roof nearly as often as other material because of these reasons, and this is important when you are thinking about safety.

The Energy Savings

Metal will reflect light from the sun, which helps you save on energy usage during a hot summer. Heat won't build up inside the home, which means you won't need to run your air conditioner as much.

These are just a few benefits of a metal roof. If you are still not sold on the idea, contact a local roofing contractor for more information.

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1 December 2016

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Welcome to my website. I'm Albert Frost. Besides my dad, one of my biggest role models was my uncle Rick. He was a construction contractor who would let me come on his construction sites and also taught me everything he knew about building homes, including how to install hardwood flooring and add insulation. I always wanted to grow up to build houses like my uncle. I used to help my uncle with a lot of the grunt work needed to make a home a reality. But then I hurt my back playing football. Until I heal completely, I'm going to devote as much of my time as possible to teaching others about various construction topics I'm interested in.