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Investing in Metal Roofing: Why It’s Worth It!

Metal Roofing:  Why It’s Worth It!

Some homeowners are reluctant to invest on their roofing materials and would opt for cheaper and less reliable roofing systems. Little do they know that by trying to reduce their investment on roofing costs, they will likely end up spending more for repairs and replacements.

Investing in metal roofing may be twice as expensive as other more traditional types, but the benefits you get are triple that of other types. Let’s compare one such traditional type of roofing – asphalt shingles – with that of metal roofing.

Asphalt shingles underperform compared to metal roofs for various reasons; here are some of the most common ones:

  • Easily decompose and are prone to wear and tear
  • Cannot withstand nearly as much heavy rains and wind gusts
  • Prone to algae growth and mildew problems
  • Much heavier than metal roofs, thus straining the structure of your home
  • Warranties are very limited
  • Absorbs heat
  • Requires repainting
  • Has a short lifespan
  • Not environment friendly
  • Offers very minimal thermal protection
  • Can be easily damaged by excessive heat
  • Prone to curling and sagging during extremely hot weather
  • Can easily be blown off by winds
  • Do not last nearly as long

Meanwhile, metal roofs over-perform asphalt shingles for the following reasons:

  • Can withstand wind storms, hurricanes and hail much more effectively
  • Is made up of galvalume sheet metal, a very durable material
  • High corrosion resistance
  • Comes in stylish and elegant designs
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Reflects heat to reduce energy costs
  • Lightweight
  • Lighter than clay, slate or concrete roofing materials
  • Made of non-combustible material
  • Class A fire rating
  • Reduces heat in your home
  • Allows for better ventilation systems
  • Increases energy efficiency
  • Color doesn’t fade
  • Rust-resistant
  • Made from recyclable material
  • Available with warranties that outlast other materials
  • Prevents smog and the urban heat effect

This is why investing in a metal roof for your home can save you more in the future and why metal roofing is gaining popularity so rapidly.