Metal is quickly becoming one of the most popular roofing materials in the country.
Here are 3 of the biggest benefits of a metal roof you need to know about.
1. Metal Roofs are Durable
Metal roofs are some of the most durable roofs out there, lasting 40-70 years without major issues. They are also fire resistant as well as wind resistant up to 150 mph. When installed correctly, a metal roof will not corrode and can be impact resistant to a certain degree, further increasing its lifespan in a rainy or windy state like Florida.
2. Metal Roofs are Energy Efficient
Metal roofs are incredibly energy efficient due to the high thermal emissivity of the panels. This means that any heat your roof does not reflect is absorbed and is released from the metal much faster than it would be from a shingle or tile roof, which tend to hold on to heat instead of releasing it. This can help lower your energy bill by at least 20%, especially if you live in a warm environment. Furthermore, having a metal roof that’s been coated with a shiny coating will maximize the roof’s reflective capacity, further improving your energy savings.
3. Metal Roofs Pay for Themselves
A metal roof might seem expensive at first glance, but your long-term savings will make up for the cost. A metal roof doesn’t need maintenance like a shingle or even tile roof, and if installed correctly, will not need any repairs for decades. Simply blowing off the leaves off the roof and keeping your gutters clean will be all the maintenance your new metal roof needs. With the savings from roof maintenance and your energy bill, your new metal roof is a good investment for you and your home.