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The Advantages Of Metal Roofing

Although the popularity of metal roofing has greatly increased in metal roofrecent years, most people are not very familiar with this type of roofing material so there are many misconceptions. But metal roofing provides many benefits over conventional roofing materials. It is durable, long lasting, saves money and provides a comfortable environment for your family.

It may cost more initially to install a metal roof, but cost in the long run will be much lower than a home with an asphalt roof. Metal roofing will cost slightly more than conventional asphalt roofing but is up to half the price of tile, shake, or slate. It is lightweight and installation is quick and simple.

Metal roofs will last longer than a conventional roof. A metal roof will last 20 years or more while a conventional asphalt roof must be replaced every 10 to 20 years.  It has also been demonstrated that the home's value increases with metal roofing. In some states, a metal roof can even lower your homeowner's insurance premiums.

Metal roofs come in a wide variety of designs so this type of roofing material can harmonize with almost any style of house.  They are also exceptionally durable and can withstand any type of weather. Metal roofing never deteriorates so it is very likely that you will not need to replace your roof for many years. Little or no maintenance is required as it resists moss and mildew and will not be damaged by insects or termites.

This type of roofing is not only cost-efficient and extremely durable, it is energy efficient as well.  Because a metal roof reflects heat, the interior of the building stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter.  This can lower energy costs as well as keeping everyone feeling more comfortable in the home.

A myriad of textures, finishes and colors available to compliment any home.

Common Myths About Metal Roofing

Some people believe that, since the roofing material is metal, it will attract lightning.  Metal roofs are not anymore likely to be struck by lightening than any other roofing material. And since metal is a conductor of electricity and non-flammable it is safer in the event of lightening or fire.

As for rust, metal roofing is given a coating that prevents it from developing rust. This coating also provides consumers with many colors from which to choose. And metal roofs can handle many years of abuse from severe weather without denting.

So metal roofing is a great investment for your home. Over the life of your home, metal roofing will provide the highest value of all roofing materials. It is an affordable, safe, comfortable and energy-efficient option that makes excellent sense as it can make your family happier and potentially save you lots of money in maintenance.