Why Are Metal Roofs Increasing In Popularity?

There are many materials available for residential home roofing. Metal roofing is a practice that has grown popular recently.
 

Reasons Metal Roofing is Popular

Extend Roof Lifespan

Depending on the metal used, metal roofs can last from 40-70 years. The lifespan of metal roofs is an incredible extension of the 12-20 year expectation for traditional asphalt roofs.

 

Advanced Durability

Another attractive reason to take advantage of metal roofs is their extreme durability. Metal roofs will not need the upkeep of asphalt roofs. Winds up to 140 MPH will not dent or crack a metal roof, whereas wind speeds at that rate would begin to erode shingles.

 

Lower Maintenance & Repair Costs

Metal roofs don’t have to deal with fire, insects, mildew, or rot. The only maintenance you should need is an extra protective coating near the end of its long life. Make sure to have periodic checks to make sure there are no hidden problems.

 

Energy Efficiency

Metal roofs typically reflect sunlight. This light and heat reflection can end up reducing your summer cooling costs by 10-25%. Metal roofs also help remove rain and snow quickly keeping your home more comfortable.

 

Increased Value

Having a metal roof on your house or commercial business is an investment that helps with marketing it at a higher price. The long life, low maintenance needs, and energy efficiency all work in your favor when setting the cost of your property.

 

Environmentally Friendly

Many home and business owners worry about the environmental impact of their decisions. Choosing a metal roof can be a much more green option than using asphalt materials. Metal roofs often use between 25-90% of recycled materials. Also, 100% of the roof metal is recyclable after its lifespan as your roof is over.

 

The professionals at JML Sheet Metal provide sheet metal options to Metro Detroit area customers. Give us a call today at (586) 756-4133 to learn more about metal roofing options for your home or business.

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