When deciding what roofing you want for your home, you want to consider quality, durability and look, among other factors. Metal roofing might be a great option if you’re looking to update your home. But, why choose metal roofing over different types of roofing such as asphalt or cedar? We have a few reasons below.
Metal roofing is very lightweight and can often be applied directly over an existing roof, saving you the cost of tearing off your existing roof.
Metal roofs can last up to 50 years when properly maintained. They are almost impenetrable and can resist rot, rust, and insects.
Great for Snow and Rain
The surfaces on metal roofing are hard and slippery, making it easy for rain and snow to slide right off. Metal roofing also conducts heat, which helps snow to melt faster.
Because they are non-combustible, metal roofs are the most fire-resistant roof type and can often receive a Class A fire rating, depending on the materials in the decking underneath.
Metal roofing reflects the sun which helps to keep your home cool in the hotter months and enabling you to save energy on cooling your home.
Today, metal roofs are often composed of at least 50 percent recycled material and are 100 percent recyclable themselves. Metal roofs are perfect if you are environmentally conscious — only a small fraction of your roofing materials will end up in landfills one day.