You may not have considered metal for your roof replacement, but there are many advantages to protecting your home with a metal roof. A metal roof is attractive and is also an energy-efficient choice. When it’s time to replace the asphalt shingles, here are the advantages to choosing metal.
A metal roof will set your home apart from the rest of the neighborhood. This elegant and sophisticated choice will increase the curb appeal and value of your home. Metal roofs are available in an incredible range of colors and textures and can be the perfect finishing touch for your home.
While asphalt shingles will last between 20 and 30 years, a metal roof will last twice as long. You can expect your metal roof to last for several decades, as they are backed by warranties of 50 years or more. Because a metal roof will last longer than asphalt, it is truly an affordable option for your home.
Hail, Wind, and Fire Resistant
Hail is a concern for people living in the Oklahoma City area. While this weather phenomenon can damage asphalt roofs, metal is more resistant to the damage. A metal roof is a non-combustible roofing option and is rated for winds up to 120 mph. Because this roofing option is well suited to these extreme conditions, you may receive a discount on your homeowner’s insurance.
Metal is known for its ability to reflect heat. When the sun beats down on an asphalt roof, the heat is absorbed and drawn into the home. A metal roof, however, will reflect that heat away from the structure. You will watch your air conditioning expenses fall in the summer. The roof will also reflect heat back into the house in the winter, rewarding you with lower heating bills in cold weather.
People often ask if a metal roof will rust. Modern roofs are coated with special paint that will prevent rusting for 50 years or more. People also worry that the color will fade over time. However, these special paints are designed to withstand fading from the sun. There may be a slight color change, but you can easily wash the roof from the ground with a water hose to keep it looking like new.
Robbins Roofing, Inc., is a professional roofing company with more than 60 years of combined roofing experience. We offer asphalt and metal roofing options for your home. Visit us on Facebook to decide which material is the best choice for your home.