4 Benefits of a Metal Roof
March 15, 2018 | By Mike Gonet | Filed under: Roofing
Aluminum metal roofs are replacing asphalt shingles as the number one choice for residential properties; they’re no longer restricted to just industrial applications. This is all due to their higher durability, weather tolerance, and longer service life compared with other roofing materials.
Classic Metal Roofs, your local metal roof repair company, lists four benefits of a metal roof.
1. Longer Service Life
Homeowners get long-term value when they install an aluminum metal roof, thanks to its longer life span. It can last up to 100 years on average and, with proper care and maintenance, it can easily exceed that. In comparison, asphalt shingles have an average life span of 15 to 20 years.
2. Low-Maintenance Roofing
As experienced metal roofers, we know one of the main reasons homeowners switch to a metal roof is that this roof needs only basic maintenance. That would include the removal of any obvious debris that may collect on the roof and an occasional washing, if you choose a light color, every 10 years or so, depending on your environmental conditions. The material itself has the innate ability to resist rotting, insects, mildew and even fire, making it a great choice if you don’t want to worry about roof repairs and maintenance every other month.
3. They’re Easy to Install, If you’re a metal roofer
Aluminum metal roofs come in multiple styles. Because they are easier to install than tile and slate, which are also considered lifetime roofs, they are much more cost effective. Unlike these roofing materials, which are heavy and costly to flash through roof penetrations, no special framing is needed for metal roofs. Flashings are challenging for those who do not do metal roofs every day. Unlike other roofing materials, metal roofs don’t lose their innate strength because they are not porous. Still, while they’re easy to install, it’s still a job beyond most people’s skill set, so hiring a metal roof company or installer is the best thing to do.
4. Energy-Efficient Roofing
Aluminum metal roofs naturally reflect radiant heat from the sun, which means less heat gain during hotter seasons. Since they also shed rain and snow better, they allow you to retain your home’s comfort levels effectively, helping your home become more energy-efficient in the process. Most of our roofs are energy star rated.
Call Classic Metal Roofs today at (866) 660-6668 to learn more about the benefits of a metal roof. We serve all of southern New England. Homeowners, Architects, and Builders can contact us through one of our four offices located in East Berlin, CT, Stow, MA, Nashua, NH, and West Warwick, RI. We now also service Westchester County, NY.