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Although metal roofing has been seen more often on industrial buildings and barns, metal roofs are quickly becoming a popular option for residential houses for multiple reasons.
While shingle roofs have a lifespan of roughly 20 years, metal roofs can last 60 years or more with proper maintenance. If you go for a more expensive metal, such as copper or zinc, your roof could last well over 100 years, as proven by multiple buildings in Europe with the same material roofs. They are also incredibly weather resistant. Metal is excellent at preventing leaks, offers good resistance, and is fireproof.
Metal roof considered by many to be more cost effective than shingles, as asphalt shingle roofs need to be replaced every 15-20 years. A well maintained metal roof, on the other hand, will last decades longer. In addition, it is very difficult to damage metal roofs, even in severe weather.
According to home improvement industry researchers, having a quality metal roof will add almost 70% of it’s cost to the home’s value- or more. This is because of the long life and low maintenance metal roofs have.
With a Buildpro roofing installation, you should not need to do any other maintenance other than cleaning off debris (such as branches and leaves) from the roof, and checking to make certain the screws are secure.
Metal roofs reflect both heat and cold, making your home more energy effective in warmer and cooler months. Many metal manufacturers now also offer cool roofing, which increases the temperature absorption even more. Metal roofs panels are both recyclable and easier to install solar panels on, making it a better choice environmentally, and a great option when bundling with a solar system.
2. Standing Seam Metal Roofing
This style raises the seams above the level of your roof itself. This means that moisture will have a harder time collecting on the seams, preventing damage to the seams.
3. Corrugated Metal Roofing
Durable and sturdy, corrugated metal roofs have a “rippling” appearance. This helps prevent dents that could be caused by falling branches, and also reflects more heat from the sun.
4. R-Panel Metal Roof
A versatile roofing option, R-Panel roofs can be installed either directly onto the roof framing, or can be installed right on top of an existing shingle roof.
Buildpro ensures that all of our clients get excellent quality roofing. Our roofs are hail resistant, fire resistant, wind resistant up to 140 MPH, nearly maintenance free, energy efficient, and made of commercial grade steel. For more information, please contact the experts at Buildpro.