Over the past ten years, metal roofing has grown tremendously in popularity, from 2% of the residential market to now 12%. Much of the popularity of metal roofing can be attributed to the following:
- Longevity – Metal roofing lasts 50-70 years versus the more common asphalt shingles which usually need to be replaced every 18-25 years
- Durability – Metal roofing resists fire, wind, ice, and mold
- Curb Appeal – There are hundreds of styles and color combinations of metal roofing to choose from and a metal roof gives a home a major update and can increase the value of your home.
- Environmentally Friendly – Metal roofing is 100% recyclable at the end of its long lifespan
- Lightweight – Metal roofing is a fraction of the weight of asphalt shingles, making it a great option for structures that are unable to support heavier roofing options.
- Energy Efficient – Metal roofing is one of the most eco-friendly roofing materials you can choose. Installation of reflective metal roofing can save up to 40% of cooling energy costs in this often brutal Texas heat.
Combined, these benefits mean less money out of your wallet, less dependence on energy resources, and less general air pollution.
To learn all the ways metal roofing can benefit your home as well as the environment and to get a free, no-obligation estimate from one of our project managers, give us a call.
METAL ROOF FAQs
Can metal roofing be installed over my old roof?
Yes! Metal roofing weighs less than two pounds per square foot, meaning it won’t overload your existing roof structure and can usually be installed directly over asphalt or fiberglass roofing.
Will metal roofing improve the look of my home?
Are metal roofs noisy?
The myth of a noisy metal roof comes from old barns that were usually built with metal roofing installed on open framing, with little to no insulation. Nowadays, metal roofing is installed over top of plywood and felt, or over an existing roof. These act as insulation and a noise barrier, so, any sound generated by rain would be comperable to other roofing materials.
Does metal roofing cost more than shingle roofing?
Just as shingles are offered in a variety of levels and quality, so are metal roofs. So, that could be one determining factor in the overall cost. Also, metal roofing may cost slightly more upfront, but the life cycle costs of metal roofing are substantially lower, and the length of the product life is double the life span of some traditional materials. Usually, a homeowner’s decision to go with a metal roof is to avoid having to replace their conventional roof every 8 to 12 years.