Many people think a metal roof is not a good idea because the look would be too industrial for their home, or it might make a lot of noise when it rains. But the fact is, there are options for both of these concerns and many others. Metal roofs are high-quality roofs that can withstand a lot of elements that other materials can't. Here are some different reasons to consider getting a metal roof.
They Are Eco-Friendly
If you want to have a greener home and lower your carbon footprint, metal is the way to go. Since metal is recyclable, you can get recycled metal materials for your new roof. This already means that you are doing something that is better for the environment. Then, if you ever change your mind and decide to have a different type of roof installed, you can take all those metal shingles or panels and recycle them again, reducing waste exponentially.
Metal Is Resistant to Fire and Wind
Some major elements that tend to destroy other roofing materials, including fire and wind, have little to no effect on metal roofs. If you live somewhere that gets a lot of wildfires, such as a hot and dry area, then you definitely should consider metal. Since many house fires start on the roof, this can help to protect your entire house. Not only are you protecting your home from fire, but, since metal roofs are often made with interlocking panels, this can also help to reduce damage from heavy winds.
They Last a Long Time
When you buy a new roof, you want it to last a long time in order to protect your investment. Metal is one of the most reliable and long-lasting roofing materials available. By choosing this type of roofing material, you are not only getting all of these other benefits, but you also don't have to worry about having to replace the metal panels in a few years. The longevity of metal roofs helps to protect your investment, and it also reduces how much overall maintenance is required.
Your House Will Be Cooler
People are often under the misconception that metal roofs make your home hotter, but the opposite is actually true. Metal has the ability to reflect radiant solar heat coming from the sun, which means that even on the hottest days, it is going to feel a little cooler inside your home. This is great news if you live in a hot climate and want to reduce your air conditioning bill.Share
17 April 2017
Hello, welcome to my roofing blog, my name is John and I live in Alice Springs, Australia. I recently moved out here with my wife and two kids to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. We bought an old farmhouse and are in the process of renovating it. The place needs quite a bit of work. One of the biggest jobs so far has been sorting out the roof. It was missing a few tiles and I couldn't decide if we should try and repair it or if it would be better to have it repaired. Thankfully, my neighbour is something of an expert. He came and inspected the roof and recommended that we replace it. He explain how roofing works and the benefits of using different materials. I have learnt so much, I decided to start this blog.