Benefits of Metal Roof

Investing in a new roof is a difficult decision for homeowners to make. It’s helpful to know the benefits of metal roofing, since it is such a big investment. Metal roofing lasts well over 50 years and is relatively low maintenance, while a traditional asphalt shingle roof lasts on average 10-25 years before needing to be replaced. 


Metal roofs are safer for your home and belongings because it can stand against forces of nature such as lightning strikes, hot temperatures, high winds, and snow/ice.

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However, not all metal roofs are the same. For instance, you have what most hardware stores offer is barn metal type roofing. Hundreds of thousands install these types of roofs on their homes but in all actuality, they are meant for barns and garages not homes.  


The reason being are the type of materials that are required during the installation.  For instance, these types of screws that come standards with rubber grommets. The problems with this of installation is that these rubber grommets will eventually rot out. With thousands of screws on your roof within ten or so years your rubber is going to give way and spring a leak causing your decking board underneath to puddle, and rot causing other issues like mold and weakened wood. 


For the premium roofing systems out there, you have Standing Seam vs. Stamped Metal. Both can be expensive, but it really depends on the look that your after. Stamped metal is very attractive and offers a greater return on your investment then standing seam. On the flipside there is nothing wrong with standing seam and when installed correctly it can really enhance the look and feel of your home

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Investing in a new roof is a difficult decision for homeowners to make. It’s helpful to know the benefits of metal roofing, since it is such a big investment. Metal roofing lasts well over 50 years and is relatively low maintenance, while a traditional asphalt shingle roof lasts on average 10-25 years before needing to be replaced.
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