When a Rochester home owner is faced with making a major roofing decision, metal roofing usually doesn’t come up in conversation around the dinner table. Imagine that. Why not?
Most consumers know very little about metal roofs or the benefits they can offer. But to set the record straight here are some facts about metal roofing you may or may not know, to get the conversation started.
Long Life Span
Metal roofs can last a lifetime or more. Designed to withstand the test of time, copper and galvanized roofs are still functional on homes that were installed more than a century ago. Most metal roofing material made today is designed to last 3 or 4 times longer than asphalt roofing. The typical asphalt roofing has an average lifespan of about 20 years. What this means is that once it’s installed, your metal roof is out of the equation for the rest of your life. The exceptional lifespan of metal roofing adds value to your home with less headaches and peace of mind.
Exceptional Wind Resistance
Unlike asphalt shingles which can be blown off in mild storms, a certified standing seam metal roof can withstand a category 4 hurricane. The interlocking designed panels across the roof help prevent damage to the entire roof.
With the crazy weather we have experienced recently in Rochester this is a major consideration.
All asphalt shingles stain and discolor in a relatively short time some in just a few years. Many metal roof manufactures offer a long term paint finish and appearance warrantees some lasting a lifetime.
The new metal roofing materials of today come in a variety of different colors and styles. With many styles to choose from, you can have the appearance of terracotta, slate, or architectural asphalt shingles that look so real that you can’t tell difference until you actually feel it?
Metal roofing consists up to 40% of recycled content and is 100% recyclable. It is five times lighter than asphalt and can be installed over it. It greatly reduces the amount of petroleum based materials going into landfills and lasts a lifetime. It is a clear winner.