Benefits of Metal Roofing
Longevity is perhaps the greatest benefit you can get from metal roofing. Metal has a long lifespan and is much more durable than conventional asphalt shingles. So long as they are properly installed and maintained, a typical metal roof can last between 25 to 50 years while higher-end metal roofs, such as those with aluminum shingles and field-locked standing seam, can last for more than 50 years. On the other hand, those composed of copper or zinc can even last for more than a century!
Metal roofs will only require little upkeep. So long as they are installed properly, you won’t have to worry about the pricey repairs that are common to other roofing types. They are practically impervious to rain and snow because of the way the panels interlock and because the surfaces are hard and slippery. However, remember that even if metal roofs don’t need the periodic costly maintenance that other roofing types often require, they still need to be inspected periodically to make sure no repairs are required.
Resistant to impact and fire
Unlike other types of roofing, metal roofing is resistant to damage from winds of up to 140 mph. Some are also designed to survive impact damage, especially during storms and hurricanes. Furthermore, it is also resistant to fire as the majority of metal roofs are Assembly-Rated Class A, which means that both the covering and the supporting roofing material offer enhanced fire protection. Thus, flying sparks or embers will not set them on fire.
Metal roofs are often manufactured with anywhere from 25% to 95% recycled materials, and are also recyclable at the end of their lifespan. Used metal roofs can be converted into new metal sheets or other products so you won’t have to worry about them ending up in your local landfill when they are no longer in use.
Metal roofs are highly reflective. They will reflect the sun’s UV and infrared light rays instead of absorbing them, which can reduce your cooling costs by as much as 25%. Furthermore, they also provide great insulation during winter, which can also reduce your heating costs. Simply put, having a metal roof can definitely help you in lowering your energy bills.
Contact a Metal Roofing Expert for Your Home!
At Maumee River Construction, we’re proud to offer world-class metal roofing services you can trust. We have the expertise and years of experience to handle metal roofs to ensure you can get the most of the benefits of metal roofing. We offer fast, affordable, and quality service so you can trust us to get the job done right. Contact us today and we’ll give you a free on-site estimate!