5 Benefits of Metal Roofing

The maintenance of a property is an ongoing project for any homeowner. If you want your property to retain or increase its value, you’ll need to put in a bit of work when it comes to home improvement.

While most people are good at tackling the superficial elements of home maintenance, such as interior design or keeping the facade of their property looking great, we tend to let the more functional elements slide from time to time. One aspect of a property that often gets neglected is the roof. Many people tend to overlook their roof until a problem strikes, at which point it becomes a hassle that can often have detrimental effects on the property as a whole.

Fixing or carrying out proper maintenance isn’t a job that most of us can do ourselves, which is why it’s best to call in the professionals. After a proper consultation, if it becomes apparent that it is time to replace that roof, you’ll be faced with several roofing options. There are pros and cons to each type, but here are some of the top benefits for choosing a metal roof for your home:

It Looks Great

You don’t need to be a roofing expert to know what looks good. Metal roofs tend to look sleek. They also come in various colors and finishes, so you can choose an option that matches the facade of the property. You can also choose a finish that looks like clay or granite.

A bold, angular canopy roof for a desert home in Arizona, USA.
A bold, angular canopy roof for a desert home in Arizona, USA. See the full project here.

Durability

Everyone knows that metal is one of the most robust building materials around. It is excellent for withstanding all the elements, including rain, wind, and snow. In fact, it is said to last three times longer than other roofing options. Opt for a metal roof, and you’ll be investing in a home improvement project that will last at least a few decades.

A distinctive metal roof for a large family home in South Africa.
A distinctive metal roof for a large family home in South Africa. See the full project here.

Protection

Although having a solid roof that looks good is important, ultimately, a roof protects the structure beneath it. Zinc and aluminum coatings protect the steel roof from rusting. Furthermore, an additional layer of paint can provide further protection from the elements.

An expansive sloped roof for a family home in Brazil.
An expansive sloped roof for a family home in Brazil. See the full project here.

Energy Efficiency

Metal roofing stays cooler than the average asphalt roof, so installing a metal roof is likely to save homeowners about 40% in terms of cooling costs. What’s more, metal roofing is made using a high proportion of recycled material which makes it a more environmentally-friendly option than asphalt. By opting for a metal roof, you won’t just be saving on your energy bills, but you’ll be doing your part for the planet too.

Corrugated Corten steel panels makeup the roof of this home in a remote desert location.
Corrugated Corten steel panels makeup the roof of this home in a remote desert location. See the full project here.

Price

Metal roofing is one of the most effective options around. While up-front costs are likely to be more than you’d pay for an asphalt roof. A metal roof will save you loads in terms of energy-saving and maintenance work in the long term.

A simple shed roof for this container home.
A simple shed roof for this container home. See the full project here.

Staying on top of roof maintenance has the potential to save the homeowner a lot of money. However, there does come a time when even the best roof needs to be replaced. Think carefully when choosing the type of roof you want for your home. Think beyond the immediate costs by looking at factors such as durability, protection, and energy efficiency. If you’ve done your research and are convinced that a metal roof installation is suitable for your home, contact a reputable specialist such as Landmark Roofing to discuss the next steps.

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