4 BENEFITS OF METAL ROOFING
When building a new home there are many exciting details to select and customize to suit your own needs and personal taste, however, one important choice to not overlook is your roof. As the roof is a vital part of the home, the material you select should be extremely durable. The roof protects the interior of the home from the exterior weather conditions and other circumstances. The most common and traditional material used for roofing is asphalt shingles, but you should consider selecting metal roofing due to their many benefits.
Not only is metal roofing an attractive option with the many color options and different looks and styles, metal roofing also has many benefits which include being weather resistant, fire resistant, longevity, and ease of installation. Here’s a breakdown of these benefits:
- One of the major benefits of metal roofing is that it is weather resistant. Metal roofing holds up incredibly well for any types of weather conditions and will likely outlast asphalt shingles in extreme weather conditions such as heavy winds. In large storms, other types of shingles can easily fall off of their joists, but metal roofing will not. Metal roofing is also stronger and more durable than roofing made from other materials. Thick snow buildup can dent, scratch and even knock off roofing tiles. Metal roofing handles heavy snow better than other roofing.
- Another benefit of metal roofing is that it is fire resistant. A fire can be detrimental to a home and its occupants. Metal roofing is likely to survive a fire than other roofing types. Homes that are located in areas where wildfires are prevalent would be wise to have metal roofing as it can help sustain homes when embers fall onto it. Every year homes are destroyed in wildfires and a major cause of this is falling embers. Embers fall because the wildfires create a circling effect due to the heat. Falling embers will immediately set fire to whatever they hit. Metal roofs can be a lifesaver in these situations.
- Next, metal roofing is beneficial due to its longevity. This is an excellent benefit because replacing your roof is not cheap. Metal shingles or slates will last up to approximately 50 years or longer if they are carefully maintained. This longevity surpasses any other roofing material options, making it cost effective. Other types of shingles, such as ones made from asphalt commonly fall off of the home due to weather conditions like rain, sun damage or strong winds. This type of roofing material will need more upkeep and faster replacement.
- Finally, another benefit of selecting metal roofing for your home is that it is easy for a contractor to install when compared to many other roofing materials. Metal roofing shingles can be manufactured in a variety of colors, sizes, shapes and dimensions which can enhance the look of the home. The process of producing these metal shingles is easier and metal shingles do not require the same amount of labor as traditional roofing. Traditional roofing is installed by hand-nailing asphalt shingles with different types of tools. Labor costs will be much more expensive with traditional roofing.
If you’re ready to invest in metal roofing that is weather and fire resistant, long lasting, and easy to install by a certified contractor, call ARC Contracting. Metal roofing will give your home that curb appeal you’re looking for!
ARC Contracting provides metal roofing services to the Fox Cities:
Neenah, Menasha, Appleton, Kaukauna, Combined Locks, Fox Crossing, Harrison, Hortonville, Kimberly, Little Chute, Grand Chute, Greenville, and Freedom.