Seeing more metal roofs in your neighborhood? There are a few benefits and advantages to mention about this roofing material. If you’re interested in making your home more eco-friendly, metal roofs are your best option. The material lifespan is 2-3 times longer than most composition roofing and 100% recyclable, making this roofing system your “greenest” option. Not to mention it is considered the more durable and attractive roofing system on the market.
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THE ADVANTAGES OF A METAL ROOF
Resistance to fire. Metal roofs carry great fire resistance unlike other styles of roofing materials such as traditional shingles.
Heat Conduction. The reflective quality of metal roofs minimizes the heat of the summer sun.
Life expectancy. A metal roof can can withstand heavy winds. Metal roofs are dependably waterproof and resist fire, insects, pests, deterioration, and mold. Many times, a metal roof can last as long as the life of the building under it.
Rain Repellent. Because metal roofs are slick and smooth, they have an incredible ability to move water off their surface.
Very Low maintenance. Metal roofing is extremely durable, requiring little to no maintenance.
THE DISADVANTAGES OF A METAL ROOF
Initial cost. While the initial cost of a metal roof is typically higher than other roofing materials, its lifespan will likely provide savings over the long run.
Heat contraction. The ranging temperatures of the Texas environment may cause metal materials to contract or expand. This unavoidable effect will disturb fastener position and the levelness of the material over time.
Replacement. Replacing and matching sections of a metal roof tends to be a more difficult process in comparison to matching other roofing materials such as shingles and tiles.