Benefits of Metal Roofing
Metal roofing is the fastest growing segment of home improvement here in the Southeast. Metal roofs offer a range of benefits beyond just providing a protective covering for your home or business. If you are looking to upgrade your home with a product that will provide lasting value & a stunning curb appeal, a new metal roofing system is just what you need.
The benefits of metal roofing panels outweigh the performance of traditional shingles, especially in Florida, Georgia & the Southeast. With a proven performance expectancy of 25 to 40 years or more, high energy efficiency, and top tier wind resistance, there are no other products in the roofing industry that match the benefits of a metal roof.
Check out some of the amazing benefits both residential and commercial customers can enjoy when they decide to install a new metal roofing system on their home or business:
Durability & Longevity
While asphalt / shingle roofs require re-roofing or replacement every 12 to 20 years, a metal roof can have a service life of 25 to 40 years or more! Steel and aluminum roofing panels will not decompose like a traditional shingle roof. Metal roofing is also highly wind resistant & resilient and will withstand just about anything Mother Nature can throw at it. Homeowners won’t have to experience weather related problems that are common to shingles and tile roofs.
A study by the Metal Construction Association (MCA) showed the life-expectancy of low-slope unpainted 55% Al-Zn alloy coated, commonly referred to as Galvalume®, steel standing seam metal roofing (SSR) system is 60 years. The service life of a commercial building is also 60 years, according to LEED v4, essentially meaning a Galvalume metal roof does not require replacement. This benefits both building owners and the environment by lowering the demand to produce replacement roofing systems.
Sustainable & Environmentally Friendly
The National Association of Homebuilders Research Center estimates that over 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into landfills each year. The recycled content of steel in a metal roof is approximately 56% which is far superior to asphalt. Plus, most metal roofing systems can be installed over your current roof which means that a metal roof upgrade won’t leave a ton of rubbish that will be hauled off to the landfill. Plus, metal roofing lasts for decades which means less re-roofing and roof replacement rubbish throughout the life of your metal roof.
Incredible Long-Term Value
Metal roofs are considered to be a premium roofing system which will not only add value to your home but will help you save on energy costs and maintenance costs throughout the service life of your roof. The protection that a metal roof offers in hurricane prone areas is worth the peace of mind alone. Not to mention, a metal roofing system is essentially maintenance-free so upgrading to these premium roofing systems means you will save money, time, and worry!
Homeowners are often surprised to find out that metal roofs are excellent insulators and will keep your home comfortable year-round. In fact, installing a metal roof can actually lower your air conditioning and heating bill. Even darker colored metal roofs come with a Cool Roof Rating and will reflect sunlight instead of absorbing heat during the hot summer months.