How does metal roofing compare to asphalt shingles?
Metal roofing is a highly durable and energy-efficient alternative to traditional asphalt shingles. Here are some of the benefits of choosing metal roofing for your home or business:
- Longevity: Metal roofs can last for decades, even up to 50 years or more with proper maintenance. This is significantly longer than the typical lifespan of asphalt shingles, which is around 20-25 years.
- Energy Efficiency: Metal roofs reflect more of the sun's rays than asphalt shingles, which can help keep your home or business cooler in the summer. This can lead to significant energy savings on cooling costs, as well as a potential tax break (see energy star rating).
- Weather Resistance: Metal roofs are highly resistant to wind, rain, and snow. They can withstand high winds and are not easily damaged by hail. As a result, they are less likely to require repairs or replacements due to weather-related damage.
- Low Maintenance: Metal roofs require very little maintenance, unlike asphalt shingles which need to be inspected and repaired regularly.
- Environmentally Friendly: Steel is a highly sought-after material because of its durability and low maintenance. It also has a major advantage over other materials such as concrete or timber, which will become even more valuable in the future; steel can be recycled an infinite number of times without any reduction in quality.
- Aesthetics: Metal roofs come in a wide variety of colors and styles, allowing you to choose a look that complements the aesthetic of your home or business.
If you're considering a new roof for your home or business, consider the benefits of metal roofing and consult with a sales professional today to discuss how it can be used for your project.