Metal Roofing 6Metal roofing is not something you see every day and if you are not familiar with it, you may wonder what the benefits of metal roofing are. And, if you live in a hot climate like Arizona, you may think that metal roofing is not an ideal roof material for your home. Not surprisingly, there are many common misconceptions about metal roofing and much that people do not know about this unique roof material. Below are 5 interesting things about metal roofing that you may not know.

 

  • Metal Roofs Are Incredibly Durable
    1. Metal roofs are one of the most durable roofing material options. In fact, it is so durable that it can last centuries. Yes, metal roofing, when properly installed and well-maintained, can last over 100 years!
  • Metal Roofs Are Fireproof
    1. This may not be a shocking revelation but metal roofing is fireproof. Because your home’s roof is one of the most important structural protections for your home, having a fireproof roof offers a significant advantage in terms of home security and fire protection. In fact, a metal roof can handle just about any weather condition better than other roofing materials.
  • Metal Roofs Are Energy Efficient
    1. People often mistakenly think that metal roofing will not be as energy efficient as other materials but the reality is that it is actually very energy efficient. Because metal roofing reflects light and heat, there is less heat that gets into your home which saves on cooling costs.
  • Metal Roofs Are More Expensive Than Other Roof Materials
    1. While there are many advantages to metal roofs, it is important to note that they are a more expensive roofing material than some other choices like shingles or tiles. But, if you plan on living in your home for a long time it is an investment that will more than pay for itself because you will likely not need to replace your roof ever again.
  • Metal Roofs Come In a Variety of Styles and Colors
    You may hear ‘metal roof’ and envision a gray roof but, actually, there are many styles and color options. There are shake, shingle, tile, and slake looking metal roof options. Additionally, metal roofs are available in a wide array of colors so it does not necessarily have to look ‘metallic’ if you do not want it to.