What are the advantages of metal roofing?

When it comes to roofing materials, did you know that you have a couple of options? You can choose a traditional asphalt roof or a material that is becoming more mainstream by the day: metal. There are many reasons why people choose metal roofing over traditional asphalt.

Save on your utilities

Metal roofing is one of the best materials to act as an insulator. No matter the temperature outside will help insulate your home and cut down on your heating and cooling bills. An added benefit is if you choose a light color metal, the radiation and UV light from the sun will be deflected from your home, keeping it at a more steady temperature year-round.

Environmentally conscious

In the United States, one of the most common materials that are thrown out that cannot be easily recycled is asphalt roofing. Millions of pounds of old asphalt roofing are left at garbage dumps each year. If you choose a metal roof, you are choosing an environmentally sound product because it is partially made up of recycled steel. Also, a metal roof can sometimes be installed directly on top of an asphalt roof which keeps the asphalt out of landfills.

Variety and choices

You may think that with a metal roof, if you have limited options of colors and styles. However, that is not the case. There are many colors available as well as styles. You can easily find a roof to match your style of home.

Save money

With the traditional asphalt roof, you will need to replace or remove every 15 to 20 years, depending on wear and tear. With a metal roof, you won’t have to worry about replacement for quite a long time because it is meant to last 50+ years. In addition, there is much less maintenance on a metal roof. You won’t have to worry about replacing lost or damaged shingles or virtually any other issues associated with an asphalt roof. You will save money on a regular basis with a metal roof.

Added value

The initial installation of a metal roof could indeed be more costly than a traditional asphalt roof however you will reap the benefits over time. A metal roof will last much longer and hold up for many years, making it a good long-term investment for your home.

Lasts longer

The metal roofing material lasts much longer than traditional asphalt roofing. Generally, every 15 to 20 years, due to weather and overall decomposition, an asphalt roof needs to be replaced. The metal roof is nearly indestructible. It will hold up in all weather conditions in the last many years. Most companies even offer a warranty for 50 years.

When it comes time to choose a roofing material, there are many benefits to choosing metal. You will save money, and it will last for many, many years. When you are ready for a new roof, look no further than the roofing experts at All Phase Roofing Services.