There are multiple reasons for the rise in popularity of metal roofing. Among the benefits are, Serviceable Lifespan, Durability, Energy Efficiency, Construction Value and maintenance, just to name a few.
If the customer’s main goal is to get one of the longest-lasting forms of roofing for their home or commercial property, metal roofing is a great choice to offer. Metal roofs can last 40-70 years, depending on the material, and have been known to last even longer. Conventional asphalt roofing materials have a lifespan of roughly 12-20 years.
Metal roofing will not corrode or crack, as asphalt tends to do after a while and under constant UV sun rays. Metal roofs can sustain seriously strong wind gusts, often called hurricane-force winds of up to 140 miles per hour. The key to this level of wind resistance is mainly the quality of the installation. It has to be installed by a roofing contractor such as Consumer First Roofing. We have the experience and training in metal roofing. The quality of the material itself is important too, but even the most heavy-duty metal roofing won’t stand up well to high winds if it’s not installed right.
Metal roofs reflect the sun’s UV rays which can result in a 10-25% reduction in cooling costs, as compared to a typical black, asphalt shingle roof which gets extremely hot during hot summer days
Most metal roofs have a high amount of recycled content (25-95%), depending on the product. Most old metal roofing simply is recyclable and not disposed of. It’s recycled due to its inherent value and ability to be repurposed. Old asphalt shingles invariably end up in landfills at an estimated 20 billion pounds per year!
Because metal roofing is lightweight, builders can save on the engineering and building of the supporting structure. They can often downsize or reduce the number of roof support trusses, thanks to metal roofing’s lightweight.
Unlike conventional shingle roofing, metal roofs don’t need periodic maintenance, at least not as often as asphalt shingles.
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