The Benefits of a Metal Roof

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Metal roofs have always been a popular option for many rural and commercial buildings. This is because once a metal roof is installed, it can last up to a century with minimum maintenance. But recently more and more residential homeowners are becoming aware of the benefits and are opting for a metal roof instead of replacing their asphalt shingle roof. Below are just some of the benefits homeowners are looking for when they select a metal roof.

Long-Lasting

A metal roof can last from 50 to 100 years, depending on the elements and maintenance. This is one of the top reasons businesses often have metal roofs—once installed they don’t have to worry about having the building reroofed again. This is the same for homeowners. Unless you end up living in your home for over a century, you’ll never have to worry about getting a new roof. And imagine if you are looking to buy a new home and one of them has a metal roof that will never need to be replaced—that’s a pretty big selling point. 

More Color Options

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Asphalt shingles can come in a variety of colors but these colors are created by adding colored granules on top of the asphalt that eventually fade over time. But if you want a brightly colored roof that really pops, there’s no substitute for a painted steel roof. This is also why many businesses opt for metal roofs because they can match the roof color with their brand colors. 

Fire and Weather Resistant

Metal roofs are more resistant to fire than asphalt shingles. Metal roofs also resist natural disasters such as tornadoes/windstorms, hail damage, and wildfires.

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More Energy Efficient

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Metal roofs are considered energy efficient because they reflect sunlight and radiate heat back into the atmosphere. This reduces the amount of air conditioning required from buildings during the summer months and helps save on energy costs for homeowners.

More Rain and Snow Shedding

Metal roofs are considered energy efficient because they reflect sunlight and radiate heat back into the atmosphere. This reduces the amount of air conditioning required from buildings during the summer months and helps save on energy costs for homeowners.

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Lightweight

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Metal roofs weigh only about one-half to one-third as much as an asphalt shingle roof. This makes steel roofs more durable than asphalt shingle roofs, while at the same time being lighter. The advantage of a durable and lightweight roofing material is that it can often be installed overtop of other roofing materials without adding too much weight to the structure.

Metal roofs aren’t right for every home and homeowner. Only a professional can help you decide what roofing material is right for your home. But if it’s time for a new roof, you might want to consider a metal roof option. Give Tri-County a call or reach out online and we can help you decide what’s best for your home.

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