Metal Roofs: What are the Benefits?

Metal Roof

As their electric bills continue to raise higher and higher, many homeowners are turning toward energy efficient remodeling. Besides installing energy efficient windows, or vinyl siding, another excellent option is a metal roof.

Metal roofs reflect the sun’s rays, decreasing the need for your air conditioner to run, and can even help make your home more temperate without air conditioning at all. Not only do metal roofs decrease your electric bill, but they’re also a green alternative—they’ll help decrease greenhouse emissions and lower your carbon footprint.

But there are other advantages to a metal roof as well.

Reduced cost if you can afford the investment. While metal roofs are initially more expensive than asphalt roofs, they’re much more durable and have a much longer shelf-life than asphalt-shingle roofs. You can reasonably expect your metal roof to last 50-60 years.

Metal roofs come in many aesthetic variations. Vertical panels are the most common style, but metal roofing panels can also resemble wooden shakes, asphalt shingles, and even Spanish tile. They’re also available in a multitude of colors—with lighter colors being the most energy efficient (of course).

Overall, metal roofs are an excellent investment for any homeowner. They’re extremely durable, energy efficient, and can resemble the aesthetic qualities of any other roofing material. The only potential problem with a metal roof is their increased initial cost.

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4 thoughts on “Metal Roofs: What are the Benefits?

  1. Afton Jackson says:

    I didn’t realize that metal roofing has an expected lifespan of 50-60 years. My sister just bought an older home. Hopefully, she can use this info to choose a roofing material that can last her a long time.

  2. John says:

    I had no idea that a metal roof could last upwards of 60 years! This is good to know since I’ve been contemplating getting a metal roof, but I’m not quite sold on it yet. Seeing as how I wouldn’t really ever have to replace it in my lifetime, I think getting a metal roof might be my best option.

  3. Tiffany Locke says:

    I like that this article explains how metal roofs are more durable and will last longer than other options and they’re energy efficient. This could be useful to make sure you protect your home properly and have it last as long as possible so you don’t have to replace it anytime soon. If you want metal roofing, it would probably be important to make sure you hire a contractor that specializes in them in order to have them properly installed and so you can ask them questions and learn how to care for it.

  4. Ridley Fitzgerald says:

    It’s good to know about metal roofing. I like how you said that it can actually last for over 50 years, thus making up the initial cost. We’re looking at getting a new roof, actually, so metal sounds like a pretty good choice.

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