Pros and Cons of METAL ROOFING

One of the most common materials you can find on a commercial construction site, metal roofs are becoming more and more popular among homeowners. Thanks to their longevity, energy-efficiency, and minimal maintenance, they’re gaining in popularity in the residential market.

 

To understand how metal roofing also provides a great return on investment, read on!

Pros of Metal Roofing

1. Metal roofs are energy-efficient.

Metal roofing helps reduce future energy costs. Energy efficient metal roofs, or those with an integral airspace, may reduce energy costs by reducing attic heat gain. Some homeowners enjoyed up to 20% savings.

2. Metal roofs are more durable and long-lasting.

While a traditional asphalt roofing usually lasts 12-20 years, metal roofs are expected to last 40 to 70 years, often including a 30- to 50-year manufacturer’s warranty.

 

Copper roofs, the grandfather of metal roofing, can last more than 200 years in ideal environments.  

 

Metal roofing may also resist rusting for decades, especially with the right protective coating. You may also protect your roof from rust and corrosion with a new paint job.

3. Metal roofs prevent moisture buildup.

A properly installed and ventilated metal roof won’t pose a condensation risk. The challenge is finding an experienced contractor who can get the job done correctly so your metal roofing sheds show and ice, preventing moisture buildup.

 

While metal roof condensation problems still exist, the right roofer can provide a long-term solution. So it’s important to make sure you’re hiring a licensed, competent contractor for any roofing job.

4. Metal roofs add value.

Metal roofs are resistant to fire, hail, and wind, so there’s often a reduction in your insurance premium. You may expect a higher resale value if you’re selling. A metal roof also has an aesthetic appeal that adds value to your home so potential buyers find it more attractive.

Cons of Metal Roofing

1. It’s expensive.

Metal roofs typically cost 2-3x more than other roofing materials. For most homeowners, it’s smart to invest in metal roofing only if they’re staying enough to enjoy the cost benefits.

2. Screws and washers may degrade or dislodge over time.

During installation, screws and washers are used to attach the roofing material assemblies as large panels. They degrade and dislodge over time.

 

Fasteners that are exposed and concealed have varying lifespans, too.

3. It can get noisy during heavy rain.

While there are ways to soundproof metal roofing, it’s always going to be louder compared to other roof types.

Is metal roofing for you? Let’s help you make the right decision

There are many benefits that come with today’s metal roofing. But any roofing work that’s incorrectly done can damage your roof and put your own safety at risk.

 

Be on the safe side by getting the help of an experienced, licensed, and insured roofer to help you decide if metal roofing suits you best. With a Good Guy in your corner, you have someone with the right skills, knowledge, and tools to do any roofing job right.

 

We understand how roofing work can be urgent, so we’ve made it quick and easy to book our services. Contact Us to schedule an appointment, or book it online or through the app.

 

We’re available for roofing replacements, maintenance, installations, and repairs. Should you have any other questions, reach out to us and we’ll address your concerns ASAP.

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