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Metal Roofing

The Long Lasting Choice

Because replacing the roof is such a stressful task, most people want to reduce the frequency of having to install a new roof. Since their introduction, metal roofing materials have been gaining in popularity. New designs and colors have added to that popularity, as well as the fact that metal roofing is intended to last for a very long time. With proper maintenance, a metal roof can last a lifetime or more.

Metal Roof

Large Number of Designs Available

As well as being available in a wide range of colors, metal roofing can also be made in accordance with different architectural designs. For example, metal roofing can be made to mimic the appearance of wood shake shingles or asphalt shingles, to name a few. For slanted roofs, metal roofing can be made to appear to be vertical siding, and can greatly enhance the building’s appearance, especially when integrated into the color scheme of the rest of the roof.

Metal Offers Many Benefits

There are many benefits to using metal materials for your roof. Firstly, metal is very resilient and lasts for a long time. Whether it is steel, aluminum, or copper, the roof will remain as long as the house is still standing. If you don’t stay in the house for that long, you probably won’t realize the money such a durable roof will save you. The initial cost will be more than traditional asphalt shingles, but if you plan to live in the house for a long time, you will save money in the long run.

Weather and Metal Roofing Products

Metal roofing is also well equipped to handle snowfall during the winter months. Metal will heat up quickly from the sun, which will melt the snow and keep the roof clear. However, the sound of rain on a metal roof can be loud and distracting, especially in heavy rain or hail storms. There are insulating products usually installed to help reduce the noise, however. Metal roofs are vulnerable to damage from large hail and other solid objects that may hit the roof. There are dent-resistant products which can be purchased, but the damage may still occur if steps are not taken to prevent it.

Fire Resistant and Quicker Installation

Another advantage to having a metal roof is that they are resistant to fire, and often have a Class A fire rating. However, if you have a metal roof installed over an asphalt roof, fire damage can still occur. The asphalt material could burn and become hot enough to melt the metal roof. Metal roofing is usually faster to install than other conventional roofing shingles because it comes in large sections or sheets. Metal is also good for roofs with low inclines.