5 Benefits of Metal Roofing

The maintenance of a property is an ongoing project for any homeowner. If you want your property to retain or increase its value, you’ll need to put in a bit of work when it comes to home improvement.

While most people are good at tackling the superficial elements of home maintenance, such as interior design or keeping the facade of their property looking great, we tend to let the more functional elements slide from time to time. One aspect of a property that often gets neglected is the roof. Many people tend to overlook their roof until a problem strikes, at which point it becomes a hassle that can often have detrimental effects on the property as a whole.

Fixing or carrying out proper maintenance isn’t a job that most of us can do ourselves, which is why it’s best to call in the professionals. After a proper consultation, if it becomes apparent that it is time to replace that roof, you’ll be faced with several roofing options. There are pros and cons to each type, but here are some of the top benefits for choosing a metal roof for your home:

It Looks Great

You don’t need to be a roofing expert to know what looks good. Metal roofs tend to look sleek. They also come in various colors and finishes, so you can choose an option that matches the facade of the property. You can also choose a finish that looks like clay or granite.

A bold, angular canopy roof for a desert home in Arizona, USA.
A bold, angular canopy roof for a desert home in Arizona, USA. See the full project here.

Durability

Everyone knows that metal is one of the most robust building materials around. It is excellent for withstanding all the elements, including rain, wind, and snow. In fact, it is said to last three times longer than other roofing options. Opt for a metal roof, and you’ll be investing in a home improvement project that will last at least a few decades.

A distinctive metal roof for a large family home in South Africa.
A distinctive metal roof for a large family home in South Africa. See the full project here.

Protection

Although having a solid roof that looks good is important, ultimately, a roof protects the structure beneath it. Zinc and aluminum coatings protect the steel roof from rusting. Furthermore, an additional layer of paint can provide further protection from the elements.

An expansive sloped roof for a family home in Brazil.
An expansive sloped roof for a family home in Brazil. See the full project here.

Energy Efficiency

Metal roofing stays cooler than the average asphalt roof, so installing a metal roof is likely to save homeowners about 40% in terms of cooling costs. What’s more, metal roofing is made using a high proportion of recycled material which makes it a more environmentally-friendly option than asphalt. By opting for a metal roof, you won’t just be saving on your energy bills, but you’ll be doing your part for the planet too.

Corrugated Corten steel panels makeup the roof of this home in a remote desert location.
Corrugated Corten steel panels makeup the roof of this home in a remote desert location. See the full project here.

Price

Metal roofing is one of the most effective options around. While up-front costs are likely to be more than you’d pay for an asphalt roof. A metal roof will save you loads in terms of energy-saving and maintenance work in the long term.

A simple shed roof for this container home.
A simple shed roof for this container home. See the full project here.

Staying on top of roof maintenance has the potential to save the homeowner a lot of money. However, there does come a time when even the best roof needs to be replaced. Think carefully when choosing the type of roof you want for your home. Think beyond the immediate costs by looking at factors such as durability, protection, and energy efficiency. If you’ve done your research and are convinced that a metal roof installation is suitable for your home, contact a reputable specialist such as Landmark Roofing to discuss the next steps.

  1. As a result of reflecting the sun’s UV and infrared rays, a 10% to 25% reduction in cooling expenses can be achieved with metal roofs. Thank you very much for providing us with such valuable information.

  2. Having an energy-efficient roof could be the upgrade that matters the most for our home. Lately, our air conditioning use has ended up driving up our bills by quite a lot, and this costs a lot of money to keep up with. I’ll take your advice and hire a roofer that can get us a metal replacement as early as now to keep those bills to a minimum.

  3. I appreciated how this post mentioned that a metal roof comes in with a selection of colors and finishes. That’s probably why my mother wants us to have a metal roof. I should advise her to hire a roofing contractor to handle its installation.

  4. If the roof of the house is very steep, and there is a lot of snow, then falling pieces can climb deep into people. . When sliding, the snow breaks up into smaller particles and is not as dangerous.
    Another disadvantage of such a roof is noise. Therefore, soundproofing is necessary. Still, metal roofs are not as noisy as result banks. They are usually laid on a solid base and insulating material.
    Thermal insulation is also needed, although metal accounts for about 70 percent of energy consumption, and this is a significant amount of stored heat, so little heat reaches the building.Very often residential buildings are covered with aluminum. Its light weight, corrosion resistance and ease of installation are the main reasons for the popularity of this roof.

  5. I was never aware that metal roofs are a popular choice because it is durable and energy efficient. The other day my wife said she is looking to have our roof replaced. Maybe I will look at how feasible metal roofs are for my home and consider the budget.

  6. I like how you mentioned that one of the most effective options for roofing is the metal roof system because of its function. Yesterday, a friend of mine informed me that he was planning to replace their roof due to aging years and replace it with metal roofing for a cost-effective roofing system, and he asked if I had any thoughts on what would be the best option to consider. I’m thankful for this helpful article, I’ll tell him that he should consult a trusted roofing company as they can provide more information about their services.

  7. I totally agree when you said that metal roofs would look sleek with various colors and finishes to choose from. Because of that, I have no plans to choose other materials for the property that I inherited. It already needs a metal roof replacement due to the age of the house, and I would definitely stick with that material because I’ve seen its beauty ever since my parents had this place.

  8. I’m glad you said that it can withstand snow, wind, and rain! My husband and I want to get a new roof installed before the end of the year since our current one is very old and has some missing shingles, so I was wondering what material would be best to choose. I appreciate you helping me learn more about the advantages of metal roofing!

  9. I thought it was interesting how you can be saving on your energy bills and helping to save the planet by getting a metal roof. My sister just found out that she needs to replace her roof and has been looking at a few different materials. I’ll have to share this with her since I know she’s always done her best to do her part for the environment.

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