Before having a new roof installed on your home, it is important to weigh the pros and cons of each different type of roofing material to ensure you have the roof that is best for your home. There are many types of roofing material available including asphalt shingle roofing, metal roofing, wood roofing, and slate roofing.
The type that is best for your home often depends on the type of climate you live in, how light or heavy the roof needs to be and the style and appearance you want for your home. Sheet metal roofing has become a favorite roofing material among many homeowners and these are some of the benefits it has to offer.
One of the best benefits of having a sheet metal roof is that this material is strong and durable against severe weather conditions. It can withstand heavy rain and snow, high winds, hail storms, and scorching heat from the sun. A sheet metal roof will not bend, bow or crack like some other types of roofing sometimes do. Sheet metal roofing is galvanized and treated before being installed which also prevents it from rusting.
Sheet metal roofing is also more energy-efficient than other types of roofing, such as asphalt shingles or wood roofing. This is because metal reflects extreme heat and cold instead of absorbing them and allowing them to enter your home. The heat from inside your home also does not pass through sheet metal roofing. It bounces off the metal and goes back into your home which may allow you to use less power to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
Sheet metal roofing is available in a variety of different patterns and colors. It can easily be coordinated to match the rest of the exterior of your home. Adding a sheet metal roof also gives any home a fresher, more updated appearance as well. In fact, having a metal roof installed may also increase the value of your home because there is such a huge improvement in the outside condition and appearance.
With proper maintenance of a sheet metal roof, it can last much longer than some other types of roofing. While shingled roofs may need replacing every 20 years, it is not uncommon for a metal roof to last up to 100 years. Over time this can save the homeowner a small fortune by not needing to replace the roof as frequently. If you have more questions, contact someone like Berwald Roofing Inc.