Metal roofing continues to rise in popularity throughout the nation. As homeowners become frustrated with the expense and ongoing maintenance requirements connected with other roofing systems, the more versatile metal roof becomes an attractive option. Here are a few neat features that we absolutely love about a metal roof.
Metal provides the toughest surface of any roofing material available, hands down. Most metal roofs last three to four times longer than an asphalt shingle roof, making it the last roof you’ll ever buy for your home. Metal roofing manufacturers offer warranties of 50 years, but the lifetime of a well-maintained metal roof can stretch even beyond the half-century mark.
Metal roofing systems feature the highest solar reflectivity value of any roofing material available. To a homeowner, this translates into a reduction of energy costs associated with trying to keep your Miami home cool int eh summer months. The Cool Metal Roofing Coalition has reported that using reflective metal roofing can save a home up to 40% in summer cooling costs.
The modern metal roof has made great strides in aesthetics when compared with the old corrugated tin roofs. Manufacturers are reaching out to a wider segment of the roofing market with a huge array of designs, finishes and colors. Metal roofs are now available in streamlined panels and in tiles that can be made to mimic the appearance of asphalt shingle, clay tile, cedar shake and slate roofs. Even the most discriminating homeowners find that a metal roof can bring out the best in their home.
Eco-Friendly and Recyclable
Metal roofing features both high recycled content and great recyclability, making it a front runner in the green roofing movement. Most metal roofing contains a large percentage of recycled content. The steel, aluminum, copper and zinc used in metal panels are 100% recyclable. When combined with its energy efficiency, a metal roof is an eco-friendly choice that should be foremost in a homeowner’s mind.
Learn from the Professionals
Professional Miami roofers at A1 Property Services have extensive experience working with metal roofing. To learn more about the benefits of this great material and whether it is right for your home or business, contact our team today.Reserve Your Free Roofing Estimate
Originally published: July 30, 2012
Information updated: August 12, 2015