You've began with asphalt shingle roofs when you were planning your home. Now, it's been about 30 years -- the estimated lifespan end of petroleum-based roofing. You've got plenty of financial commitments and roof replacements isn't exactly palatable right now. In fact, you'd rather have your asphalt shingle repaired so you can "soldier on" with a roof that is less costly and takes less time to manage.
However, making early roofing investments -- even if they're expensive and will cause quite a dent on your budget -- will ensure your Corpus Christi TX home can last for centuries and even become an ancestral home. Most well-aged homes use standing seam metal roofs. While they're initially pricey (it's an inevitably whopping $12 per square foot), they deliver long-term results and a variety of aesthetic options, which make them perfect for any homeowner in need of a long-term quality roof.
Corpus Christi TX metal roofers with long-term experience and knowledge make fast work of metal roofing installations. Thanks to improved standing seam metal roofing fastener systems and semi-custom-cut seams that make them easy to install, you'll pay less for quality labor while providing yourself a high-quality roof that guarantees more than 100 years of protection.
To show you the full list of advantages you gain when using metal roofs, The Spruce has this one great compilation. Read more about it below.
Metal roofs continue to grow in popularity, and one of their "disadvantages" actually turns out to be an advantage when viewed from the big picture. Although initially much more expensive than an asphalt shingle roof (for example), a metal roof lasts much, much longer, and in the final measure is usually the better investment.
Among are the many advantages of a metal roof:
The life expectancy is 50 to 75 years or even more vs. the 15 to 25 years of life for an asphalt shingle roof.
The surface reflects heat, lowering cooling costs in hot climates.
They are less susceptible to leaking than shingles when installed correctly.
They resist wind damage better than other roofing choices.
Metal roofs are fireproof, making them good choices in areas where wildfire is a risk.
Metal roofs are recyclable when they reach the end of their useful life. (Continued)
In addition, Tycon Roofing adds the following reasons to consider metal roofing for long-term roofing solutions. It's an expansion of the points The Spruce listed and is definitely worth noting especially if you're not convinced to have metal roofing on your property. Read more below.
1. Long Life Expectancy
One of the most important things in a roof, a feature that all homeowners look for in their roofing system is long life expectancy and durability. Homeowners want to know that they are investing their money into something that will last for a long time and they don’t want to feel like they’re wasting their money.
A roof is a costly investment, one of the costliest and choosing the best one, therefore, is not a simple decision. Metal roofs, on the other hand, make the decision much easier. They will be worth your money as their life expectancy is known to be more than 50 years with proper care and regular maintenance. This means that a metal roof may be the last roof you will ever have to install on your home.
Metal roofs are very low in weight when compared to some other roofing materials. A roofing tile, for example, weighs approximately 750 pounds per square and a concrete tile can even reach 900 pounds per square. Metal roofing, on the other hand, ranges from 50 to 150 pounds per square.
This is quite a difference and it is very significant for your home. This means that your home will not have to bear too much weight, there will be more structural stability, and the installation of the roof will be simpler and more affordable as there will be no need for building a supporting structure. (Continued)
Remember, quality Corpus Christi TX roofing is the key to successful metal roofing. If you have yet to find a contractor, contact us today to learn more all about what we can do for you!