With so many available roofing materials out there, you may be wondering why you should go with a metal roof. It all boils down to three factors – durability, style, and energy efficiency. Here’s a closer look at each of the major strengths of a metal roof; hopefully, this’ll be enough to convince you to get one for your home.
With all the non-stop punishment that the weather can dish out on your roof, you need a roof that boasts excellent durability – and metal is known for being one of the toughest materials available. While regular changes in temperature can cause some roofing materials to crack or curl, metal can expand and contract without any problem. Falling debris can cause some dents on metal roofing, but it would be much worse for brick and tile, which can crack or shatter.
A lot of people are wary of metal’s tendency to rust when exposed to too much moisture. Fortunately, moisture damage can easily be avoided simply by applying a layer of paint or protective coating. Furthermore, most metal roofs today use alloys or other rust-resistant metals, bringing them up to par in terms of rust resistance with other roofing material alternatives.
Metal roofs can come in all shades and styles, thanks to the fact that metal can be painted over and bent or cut into a multitude of possible shapes. This makes metal roofing one of the most versatile materials out there. Standing seam metal roofing comes in large panels, providing a smooth, clean, look that is popular among modern home design enthusiasts. Although metal panels used in roofing are thinner than other materials, they can be shaped in a way that imitates the appearance of other, more expensive roof options.
Among all other roofing options, metal roofs offer the highest heat conductivity. While this means that a metal roof tends to heat up faster than other roofs under direct sunlight, it loses heat just as fast. This makes cooling easier for your air conditioning unit, especially with proper roofing insulation installed.
Is there more to know about metal roofing aside from its three major benefits? Find out as we wrap up this three-part blog series on metal roofing.