Original Article Published 11/13/2019
Owning a home is an exciting adventure—you’ve chosen the perfect place to lay your head at night, design to your liking, and make memories with loved ones. But, owning a home comes with an abundance of financial responsibility, especially when it comes to your roof. Metal roofing is all the rage and has become one of the most popular roofing materials in homeownership. Not only does it look beautiful, but it lasts much longer than asphalt shingles or other roofing materials.
Corrugated metal roofing comes in several forms, including galvanized steel. Customers can choose from U, V, ribbed, and other styles to create a cohesive aesthetic between the exterior of your home. Each of these styles are held firmly in place by exposed screws with streamlined coloring that blends the overlap—creating a seamless roofing system. Take a look at some of the added metal roofing benefits that homeowners are raving about.
Long Life Expectancy
A metal roof installed by professionals has life expectancies as long as that of the house—you won’t have to worry about a roof replacement for years to come, if ever. Due to the shape and installation of metal roofing panels, home metal roofing can prevent extra water from getting inside and causing structural issues.
Additionally, this long term roofing system comes with a longer warranty than most other roofing materials. Warranties will vary depending on the installer, but most companies will offer warranties between 30-50 years.
Compared to tile roofing, metal roofing is much lighter. Tile roofing can be in the neighborhood of 750 pounds per square, while metal roofing is somewhere between 50-150 pounds per square. The lightweight nature of metal roofing can help you save on building supports necessary to keep your structure sound. In most cases, homeowners can reduce the roof supports for their overall structure.
Another benefit of metal roofing being light weight is that it can often be added on top of an existing roof with a tear-off. This will require less work and money spent when it comes to metal roofing installation.
As you might imagine, metal roofs aren’t combustible or flammable. In fact, they often rate toward the top of the fire-resistant categories. Make sure your installer considers the materials underneath the metal panels as they will factor into your roofs’ overall rating for fire-resistance. Though metal roofs are fire resistant, that doesn’t mean they are 100% fireproof. Depending on how long and hot the fire burns, your metal roof will undergo a certain amount of damage.
Top Snow & Rain Runoff
Metal roofs are just about impervious to snow, rain, and precipitation. Rather than collecting the elements like asphalt shingles, the interlocked panels make the surface hard and slippery, promoting runoff. For even better results in the winter, consider choosing dark color tones to capture sunlight and melt the accumulating snow that much faster.
Stay Safe From the Heat
Speaking of your roof and heat, the metal shingles of your roof will reflect heat from the sun. This heat-resistance will drop your need to crank the AC up during the hottest parts of the day—saving you money on your energy bills each month.
Though metal roofs don’t have great insulation, you can add rigid-foam insulation under it to prevent temperature exchanges with the outside. In adding this insulation, you can then increase the level of comfortability during the colder months.
Choosing the Right Metal Roof Installer
No matter your reason for choosing metal roofing for your home, this option provides several benefits for you and your family. Make sure to gain all these benefits and more by choosing a professional company to properly install your roof. The experts at Mansea Metal have the experience and knowledgeable crews to give you a metal roof that will last for years to come.
If you’re ready to make the change and install a metal roof onto your home, Mansea Metal is here to help. We’d be happy to suggest a metal roofing company in your area and supply you with all the materials you’ll need.