A quality roof is one of the most important ways to protect your home from potential damage and costly repairs. For a durable, great looking roof that will pay for itself over time, no other roof material tops metal.
With the various color choices, style types, and materials, there is a metal roof that is perfect for your home.
If you’re living in and around Louisville, KY and are interested in metal roofing, call Front Runner Roofing today.
9 Benefits of a Metal Roof
No matter what kind of roofing style, color or finish you are after, there’s a metal roof to match. Looking for the charm of traditional cedar shake, or the simplicity of asphalt shingle?
Perhaps you are after the bold and distinctive look of clay tile or natural slate. Modern day metal roofing offers all of the style and beauty of these traditional roofing materials only stronger and more durable. There’s certain to be a metal roof style to match your home and neighborhood.
While the initial cost of a quality metal roofing is higher than roofing materials such as asphalt, it’s an investment that pays returns over a lifetime. A metal roof can last up to 50+ years or more with little maintenance, can often be repainted versus replaced, and may even increase the resale value of your home.
Here are the other benefits of metal roofing.
- Metals are Durable: When it comes to durability, it is more durable than other roofing materials. It can withstand wear, pressure, and damages. Some metal can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour. If you have metal roofing, it can withstand damage from wind debris, rain, snow, hail, mold, mildew, rodents, and other insects.
- Metal Has a Longer Life Span: I am sure you have seen old monuments, temples, and buildings that have metal roofs and walls. What makes it sustain for so long? It’s the metal used on it. You can expect to get at least 50 years out of your metal roof.
- Metals are Fire Resistance: Common causes of fire breakout are electrical short-circuit, wildfire, and lighting. Metal roofing can be a safety feature as well.
- Energy Efficiency: Compared to asphalt and other roof materials, metal reflects back more solar radiant heat. Less heat means less use of the HVAC systems. And less use of air conditioners results in less cooling costs. A metal roof can reduce energy costs up to 40% or more.
- Low Maintenance: The metal roof is resistant to damage caused by wind, debris, rain, snow, hail, mold, mildew, rodents, and other animals. With metal roofing, you need not undergo a periodic inspection every two months. Inspecting once a year is more than enough.
- Eco-Friendly: All metals are extracted from the earth’s surface. You can recycle almost all of the metals. As a matter of fact, nearly 95% of all aluminum roofing is made up of recycled materials.
- Metals are Lightweight: Compared to tile or concrete tile, a metal roof is very lightweight. Tiles weigh 750 pounds per square, and concrete tiles weigh 900 pounds per square. Whereas, metal weighs around 50 to 150 pounds per square.
- Metal Roofs Aesthetics: If you go see for yourself in the market, you will find over 100 different metal shapes, sizes, and colors. You can choose from tin, zinc, aluminum, copper, steel, or galvanized steel.
- Better Resale Value: Having metal sheets means no future replacement of repair. No repair and replacement mean a relatively maintained resale value.
3 Common Types of Metal Used for Roofing
There are lots of other metals that can be used and have been used for roofing. But these three metal roofing materials are the most popular ones. These metals gain lots of popularity for both commercial roofing and residential roofing.
- Steel: The most widely-used metal roofing material in today’s world. Steel is strong, lightweight, and has long term durability. In addition, it is cheaper than any other metal.
- Aluminum: Lighter than steel, but can be more expensive. Aluminum is best for homeowners who reside in and around marine and coastal environments.
- Copper and Zinc: If you are looking for a stylish and unique design, copper or zinc roofing is for you. Compared to steel and aluminum, copper and zinc are costlier but the longevity, durability, and high level of corrosion resistance are outstanding.
There are a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a roofing material. It can be easy to be overwhelmed by all the choices available.
But don’t worry – we are here to help you make the right selection.
We’ll meet with you and show you samples of the various color options and styles to choose from. We’ll help you select the perfect option for your roof. We’ll explain pricing and educate you about the different warranty options available.
Popular Colors For Metal Roofs
Like we just mentioned, we will help you find the right style and color for your roof and budget. Here is just a sample of some of the popular color options for metal roofs.