The Key to Successful Roofing

by Ray Walberg

Roofs are not made in the same way they were years ago when our homestead was built. Today, there are more types of roofing materials to choose from, and many homeowners are choosing a metal roof. Homeowners are finding there are more benefits to having metal roofs of their buildings, which is adding to their already gaining popularity.

Durability is a major factor in homeowners choosing metal roofs. Metal roofs are sturdier and more dependable when it comes to such you’ll find in winter storms. Summer windy rainstorms and extreme heat are not as much of a threat with metal as with asphalt or other types of tiles and shingles. Metal roofs can withstand better, too. When you use a metal roof, you home will be protected better than if you’d used asphalt tiles.

Another plus using metal roofs is their ability to deter heat moving in or out of the house. Metal roofing consists of compounds that help to reflect the heat better, allowing your home to stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Most that use metal roofs notice a decrease of up to 20% in their energy bills. The thermal reflectivity provided by metal roofs through each season, makes them very popular roofs.

Unlike shingles or tiles, which are locked on two sides, metal roofs are made with a special interlocking system, which works four different ways, helping them to last longer and withstand more. This four-way interlocking system is another factor that helps make the home more energy efficient in summer or winter.

Metal roofs are made with layers of different compounds including paint, and metallic and polymer coatings. This makes them more durable as well as more rust resistant than other roofing materials. The performance of the polymers on your roof helps it to look like brand new. If your roof being to fade, you only have to hose it down with water and it will look like brand new again. These qualities make this roof very low-maintenance requiring little repair or special tools.

Yet another reason why metals roofs are gaining popularity is the value they add to your home. It adds value because of the savings on your energy bill. This becomes a plus if and when you try to sell your home. It will also add to the appraisal value of your home because metal roofs usually last close to 50 years, if not your lifetime. Most prospective buyers will know if they have maintenance problems, roofing won’t be one of them.

Another plus using metal roofs is that there is a larger variety of styles and colors than other types of roofing material. This also adds to the value of your home.

Installation of metal roofs can be done over the existing roof, which makes it timesaving and less cost. Overall, metal roofs are gaining popularity many reasons: style, value, energy saving, ease of use, durability and appearance.

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