Advantages and Disadvantages of Metal Roofing

May 21, 2021Blog, Metal Roofing

The evolution of metal roofing is a prime example of American ingenuity. Older generations tend to be apprehensive about this material because they remember the noisy, ugly roofs from their youth that were made with tin and steel sheets nailed into place by hand. Nowadays, modern technology has advanced significantly in both soundproofings as well as aesthetics for these materials so much so that some manufacturers are now making entire houses out of metal!

The benefits you can enjoy when choosing to install a high-quality metal roof on your home include not only its durability but also its efficacy at keeping outside noises like lawnmowers or leaf blowers outdoors where they belong while still looking beautiful enough inside our house for guests who happen upon it unexpectedly.

 

Advantages

 

Durability

Metal roofs are often touted for their durability and sturdiness. This roofing material can withstand most weather conditions, offers homeowners long-lasting protection from the elements, is able to withstand wind speeds of up to 140 mph; its high reflective rate protects your home from harmful UV rays, and it’s capable of shedding significant amounts of snow quickly.

 

Low Maintenance

If maintenance is not something that you particularly enjoy, then a metal roofing system might be perfect for you! The material’s durability makes it practically indestructible (requiring little in terms of upkeep), resulting in very low energy costs due in part to solar reflectivity on hot days as well as an ability to deflect rain off with ease. If you’re worried about rust and oxidation, materials like steel and copper have a natural protective layer that prevents rust from permeating the material and breaking it down.

 

Disadvantages

 

Initial Cost

The initial cost of metal roofing might scare away homeowners who are used to installing asphalt shingles on their rooftops. Metal roofing systems can cost a pretty penny initially; however, they are more affordable in the long run. They have a lifespan of more than 50 years, and they require minimal maintenance, making them a cost-effective roofing system in the long term.

 

Require A Specialist

To get the most out of your metal roofing system and guarantee that it lasts longer, you would require a metal roofing specialist to install your roofing system. Inexperienced roofers may take shortcuts or not know what to do should a problem arise. Using a non-specialized roofer may also impact your material’s warranty and your roof’s insurance.

 

Dents

The sounds of hail pummeling your roof can be deafening. That is until you realize that all roofs eventually succumb to the same damage from golf ball-sized hailstones and if a few dents are preferable to holes in your ceiling then it’s time for some prevention strategies, like investing in a durable metal roofing system.

Thinking about installing a metal roofing system for your home? If you’re ready to commit to the best roofing material on the market, then give Force Roofing Systems a call today!

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