The Qualities That Make Metal Roofs Resilient

close-up of a red standing seam metal roof on a home in MA, CT, NH or RI

Metal roofs are nothing if not resilient. With proper care and maintenance, metal roofs can last 100 years or so; 5-6 times as long as the typical asphalt shingle roof. Metal roofing installation specialist shares an in-depth look at what makes metal such a resilient roofing system.

Impact Resistance

Compared to most other roofing types, metal roofs have better impact resistance than most other residential roofing systems. Whereas hail damage is a common problem with asphalt shingle roofs—and has been the point of dispute with many roofing insurance claims—metal roofs merely get minor dents at worst. This can be a critical quality if your home happens to be in the middle of a hailstorm, or if a sudden burst of airborne debris hits your roof.

Corrosion Resistance

Quality metal roofing is corrosion-resistant. Both metal shingles and standing seam aluminum roofing features a durable Kynar coating that keeps them from getting exposed to the elements. You can also choose to have a copper or zinc roof if your house style calls for a bare metal look. The upfront cost may be higher, but these materials require almost zero maintenance. As a bonus, copper and zinc roofs form a beautiful patina that looks better over time.

Wind Resistance

Resistance to high winds and hurricane-force winds is an important consideration when choosing a new roof. Again, both metal shingle and standing seam metal roofs are inherently resistant to updrafts and tear-offs due to high winds. This is a result of the interlocking method of the installation and the unexposed clip fastening system used to install the roof. The smooth surface also allows downward air pressure to simply glide over the roofing plane without resistance. This makes metal roofs far less likely to suffer catastrophic damage, which can count the difference between repairs and complete roof or even a total loss of property in the event of a storm.

Face Fastened Steel and Galvalume Metal Roofs

The roof pictured above is the roof that does not belong on a residence. This roof will not last forever as many advertise. These are made of steel, some with galvanic coatings and are fastened through the panels with screws and grommets. These roofs are designed for outbuildings like shed, barns, and garages. They are not designed to be installed on a home.

To learn more about resilient metal roofing systems, including metal shingle and standing seam roofs, call Classic Metal Roofs LLC today at (866) 660-6668. You can also fill out our Free Consultation form to schedule a free roofing estimate for” the best roof under the sun”.

We serve homeowners, builders, and architects in MA, RI, CT, and southern NH. We also offer financing options for new metal roofs.

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