If you are in the market for a new roof, consider installing a metal roof instead of the conventional asphalt roofing. Every year, in the United States, almost 7 million roofs were installed or replaced. Opting for metal roofing is becoming more commonplace and in the past decade the number of homeowners choosing a metal roof has tripled. When considering a new roof, click here and check out the advantages that Metal Roofers in Weatherford TX has to offer.
Some of the advantages of a metal roof include:
- Durability and Longevity – The average life-expectancy of shingle or fiberglass shingles is about 20 to 40 years. In comparison, a metal roof will last 40 to 60 years, on average. That’s two to three times longer than conventional roofing materials. Metal roofs can withstand weather extremes that conventional roofing materials cannot, such as heavy snow loads, hail, and wind speeds exceeding 130 mph, equaling that of an EF2 category tornado, an important quality in Texas. Metal roofs prevent the accumulation of ice at the eves and easily shed snow. Metal roofs also do not split, lift, peel, break, burn, or rot.
- Energy Savings – Recycled metal is used to make metal roofing. The National Association of Homebuilders Research Center estimates that in excess of 20 billion pounds of used asphalt roofing is trashed yearly. A metal roof is entirely recyclable saving significant space in landfills. Metal roofs reduce the work load of air conditioner units by reducing the temperature in attics, resulting in about a 35% energy savings. In addition, with improved technology in pigments, a metal roof can reflect up to 85% of the sun’s rays, recouping almost 40% in energy savings.
- Miscellaneous Benefits – Consult with Metal Roofers in Weatherford TX to find out more benefits of installing a metal roof. Surprisingly, metal roofs weigh up to 50% less than conventional roofing materials like asphalt. Metal roofing is available in several standard colors and even tinted low gloss and in LEED-compliant coatings and colors.
Metal roofing is slightly more expensive in terms of up-front costs, but the rewards reaped from owning one far exceed the initial cost and installation time. A metal roof retains its handsome appearance whether the owner chooses shake, tile or vertical panel style construction. Once used in the 1700’s because it was inexpensive metal roofs are experiencing a revival that shows no indication of slowing down.