Sheet metal roofing is becoming more and more popular. Using metal as the material for your next roofing project can be highly energy-efficient and has proven to be much less maintenance than when compared to other roofing materials. There are many benefits to installing a metal roof in your new construction or roof replacement project.
Metal roofs are extremely durable. Because of its long lifespan, it’s leading many homeowners to make the switch from generic asphalt shingles. Longevity is amongst one of the top reasons metal is the material of choice in new and replacement roofing projects. A metal roof can last as long as 70 years, which is likely as long as the home itself. Most metal roofs also are accompanied by a manufacturer’s warranty as well. These warranties can last anywhere from 30 to 50 years which is exponentially longer than the warranties of asphalt shingles, around 20 years. The durability of metal roofs can also withstand extreme weather conditions that they may encounter. These roofs have been noted to endure gusts of wind up to 140 mph making them incredibly resistant. Rust-proof coatings are another benefit of metal roofs, ensuring that they do not erode over time.
Unlike asphalt shingles, which are mass-produced using petroleum, metal materials for roofing are environmentally friendly. In addition to being more sustainable, sheet metal is light and easy to install. Because of its lightweight nature, it is easily installed on top of asphalt shingles without damaging the integrity of the structural support underneath. This saves time and money as well as keeps the old roofing materials out of landfills. Metal roofing is also 100% recyclable and are made of recycled materials themselves. Some properties in metal, specifically steel, allow for it to be recycled over and over without losing strength. Reaching further on the environmentally friendly benefit, metal roofs create an ideal stage for environmentally conscious movements such as harvesting rainwater and the installation of solar panels.