If it’s time to replace the roof on your home and you’re comparing different materials, metal is one that’s worth investigating. Although metal roofing costs more upfront than other alternatives, it’s an investment that can pay you dividends for decades. Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll gain if you opt for a metal roof:
Metal roof systems are ideally suited to withstand the Suncoast’s salt-laden air and extreme weather that can bring blistering heat, high winds, torrential rain, and hail.
Today’s metal roofing profiles can add a striking architectural design element to any style of home. You can choose between traditional corrugated, standing seam, 5V crimp, or stone coated for the distinctive look of a shake, shingle, slate or tile roof. Metal roofing also comes in an array of beautiful, fade-resistant colors, so you can find just the right one to perfectly complement your home’s aesthetic.
Not only is a metal roof attractive, it’s so durable when it’s properly installed that it has an expected lifespan of 40 years or more, which is up to four times as long as that of an asphalt shingle roof.
Lower Insurance Premiums
Many insurance companies offer significant discounts on the cost of annual coverage for homes with metal roofs because of its ability to stand up to harsh weather and the fact that it’s a Class A, noncombustible material.
Metal roofing is coated to reflect the sun’s powerful rays and lessen heat transfer down into your home. This helps lower your cooling energy consumption and reduces your costs. Some finishes and colors are even certified under the EPA’s Energy Star program, which means they can provide up to 15 percent in additional energy savings.
Less Environmental Impact
A metal roof system is comprised of up to 30 percent recycled materials, and it’s 100 percent recyclable at the end of its lifespan. If it’s feasible to install the metal over your existing roof, you’ll also avoid adding the old material to the local landfill.
Properly-installed metal roofing requires little maintenance to retain its structural integrity and good looks over the years because it resists corrosion and doesn’t chip, crack, or curl like tile or asphalt shingles.
To learn more about the many advantages of installing metal roofing on your Sarasota-area home, contact us today at Mark Kaufman Roofing.