Is a Metal Roof Still an Excellent Roofing Choice?

Homeowners in Clinton Township, MI, still consider metal roofing as an all-dependable holy grail of roofing that will never fail them in the future. The high acquisition costs are offset by the tough and highly reliable capabilities of metal roofing. Is it still a wise roofing investment by the fourth quarter of the year?

Yes, it is, and it still offers you the following advantages.

Storm and Strong Weather Resistance

Metal roofing is less likely to be damaged by storms and extreme weather. The metal roofing is sturdier than traditional roofing materials such as asphalt shingles or tile. Metal roofs can withstand high winds and heavy rain and will not warp, corrode, or crack over time.

Low Maintenance

Metal roofs are not susceptible to the same types of problems that are more common on other types of roofing, such as cracking, fading, peeling, or wearing down. Metal roofing lasts for many years without needing repainting or repainting every few years, so it is always in good condition.

Zero Contamination Risk

Your metal roof has a highly-concentrated surface-area-to-weight ratio than other roofing materials. This allows the metal rooftop to evaporate more heat than other roofs, reducing the amount of heat absorbed by the roofing material.

Perfect Steel Solutions has an excellent post regarding the numerous advantages of metal roofing below.

Complete List of Metal Roof Benefits

Be it replacing an existing roof or building a new home, doing your research is the first assignment of the project. Having said that, if you are opting for metal roofing, it’s important to understand the pros and cons. This section of the article explains the benefits of metal roofing. 

1. Long-Lasting

Among all benefits of metal roofing, its lifespan is always listed as the top benefit.  Compared to traditional asphalt shingles, metal is far more durable and long-lasting. 

When properly installed and maintained, a normal metal roof can last anywhere from 25 to 50 years. If you opt for higher-end metal roofs, such as field-locked standing seam and aluminum shingles, it could last over 50 years. One made of zinc or copper can last well over 100 years.

2. Light Weight 

If you compare metal roof materials to other popular materials, like concrete tiles, you will find that metals are way lighter. Concrete tiles reach up to 900 pounds per square whereas metal ranges between 50 to 150 pounds per square. 

The lightweight metal makes the installation process easy and helps you save on engineering and building the supporting structure. 

3. Speed and Easy Installation 

Speed and easy installation are benefits of metal roofing that we can’t afford to ignore. Its length, width, size proportion, and the fact it’s lightweight make it easy to handle. Most metal roofing materials come in multiple singles sections or in 12 to 36-inch wide panels that can be easily handled and installed. (Continue reading to find other benefits you can get with metal roofs!)

If you have yet to find a dependable roofing team for all your needs, you can always count on us at Millers Home Improvement. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.