When you are a homeowner, one of the biggest home renovation and construction projects you may have to take on is replacing your roof. There are many roofing material options to consider when you are planning a roof replacement but one of the most often overlooked and misunderstood options is the metal roof. Get to know some of the reasons to choose to install a metal roof in your home so you can be sure you are making the best decision for yourself and your home.
Metal Roofing Lasts Longer
One of the biggest benefits of getting a metal roof in your home is the longevity of the roof. The average asphalt shingle roof lasts between 15 to 25 years if well-maintained and taken care of. This is assuming that there are no major storms or other issues that cause significant damage to the roof.
Metal roofs, on the other hand, can last a great deal longer. In fact, metal roofs last on average between 40 to 60 years and can last even longer. When you choose to install a metal roof, you may never need to replace your roof again (unless, of course, you move).
Metal Roofing Is Fire Resistant
Another factor that makes metal roofing superior to most other roofing options is the issue of fire resistance. Metal roofs will not burn in the case of fires and the do not start fires (i.e. do not allow combustion to occur).
Wood and asphalt shingles and even rubber roofing and other alternative options can and will burn or melt in a fire. Metal will not do that and can help prevent fires from occurring in your home due to lightning strikes or other occurrences that could cause a roof fire.
Metal Roofing Is Low-Maintenance
While the standard asphalt shingles need to be maintained regularly and checked for damage at least seasonally, metal roofing requires virtually no maintenance whatsoever. The most maintenance you will want to do is remove fallen branches and debris from your roof for aesthetic reasons.
Beyond those aesthetic reasons, you will not have to worry about debris on your mental roof. Debris on a standard shingle roof could cause damage and lead shingles to become displaced and leaky, but with a metal roof, you will not have such issues.
Now that you know more about the many benefits of metal roofing for your home, you can be sure that you make the best roofing choice as you plan your roof replacement project.
Hi, welcome to my blog. My name is Wendy, and after traveling through many parts of the world as I worked on a degree in anthropology with a minor in architecture, I learned a lot. I saw how people took different approaches to the same issue (putting a roof on their home), but more importantly, I noticed how those approaches were dictated by the climate and culture in the area. Unfortunately, I think a lot of people in North America build roofs that are traditional rather than roofs that are the right fit for the climate. If you are interested in exploring the latter idea, I'm here to help. These posts look at the best way to get a roof that protects you from the elements. Explore, enjoy and send your friends over to my blog. Thanks!