residential metal roofing benefits

Rising Popularity of Residential Metal Roofing

Residential Metal RoofsA metal roof will always protect your home and your family from wind driven water, torrential rains, hail damage, forest fires, rot, insects, snow and ice dams. The days of the “traditional” asphalt shingles are fading away as residential metal roofing is gaining popularity among homeowners, architects and commercial builders. Various beautiful styles, and a wide variety of high quality and Energy Star qualified colors, make it a highly desirable roofing system for many homeowners.

Facts and Benefits

Modern metal roofs are known for their durability and longevity. Many systems come with a true 30 to 50 years material warranty. Professionally installed residential metal roofs can stand up to harsh weather conditions, specifically sun exposure, hail and hurricane winds. Energy Star qualified metal roofs are Eco-friendly and energy efficient. They are designed to reflect solar UV rays from their surface back into space, which helps reduce your air conditioning costs, and your home’s overall carbon footprint. Not a bad thing if you care about nature, and cost-effectiveness of your home.

There are many reputable and independent studies showing that Energy Star qualified roofing systems can decrease the surface temperature of a roof by up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, which can significantly reduce the amount of solar radiant heat being transferred inside your home, and thereby reduce your air conditioning costs by 20 to 40%.

Metal Vs. Shingles

Ask any roofing replacement contractor whether or not old asphalt shingles can be recycled, and they will tell that there is no real way to recycle them. Metal Roofs, on the other hand, are fully recyclable, and are often made from recycled metal to begin with. Not only that, metal roofs can last two to three times longer than asphalt. They look much sharper, increase the resale value of your home, and give you a real peace of mind that no other roofing system ever will.

Are Metal Roofs Affordable?

Residential metal roofing prices are never claimed to be cheap, but they vary based on your geographic location. If you want an affordable option, then you should always go for steel or aluminum shingles. Both, G-90 Galvanized steel and aluminum are known for their strength, longevity, and exceptional durability.  There are also premium metal roofing materials to consider; copper, zinc and stainless steel, but these will always be significantly costlier than a more affordable galvanized/galvalume steel, or aluminum roofing options.

Written by Metal Roofing Pro

October 29th, 2012 at 11:25 am

Posted in Residential Metal Roofing Ideas

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