Metal roofs are durable, long lasting, and energy efficient. Compared to other roofing systems, metal roofs are lightweight. They are also low maintenance and come in a variety of colors. Installing a metal roof is more expensive than an asphalt shingle roof, but it will last much longer and require less maintenance.
Benefits of a Metal Roof
- Lifespan: Homeowners are drawn to metal roofing because of its longevity. When installed properly, a metal roof can last 50 years or longer, where asphalt roofing, on the other hand, typically needs to be replaced every 20 to 25 years.
- Low Maintenance: In most applications, a metal roof will require no ongoing maintenance for the entire life of the roof. Gone are the days of shingles buckling, cracking or developing unsightly discoloration.
- Energy Efficient: Metal roofing reflects heat from the sun, significantly reducing your energy bills and keeping your home cooler in the summer.
- Weatherproofing: Metal is one of the most durable, weather-resistant roofing materials available.They protect against UV rays, mildew, fire, wind and hail. They are much more impact-resistant compared to other roofing materials.
- Environmentally Friendly: Metal roofing is partially made from recycled materials and can also be recycled when eventually removed from a roof.
- Increased Home Value: Most homeowners are interested in increasing the resale value of their homes, and re-roofing with metal has proven to provide a better return on investment than simply replacing asphalt shingles.
Copper roofing provides an attractive appearance that can complement any building style. Copper roofing is long lasting, lightweight, and low maintenance. Copper is also flexible, allowing it to easily be formed and shaped. Unlike some other metal roofing materials, copper doesn’t require finishes or painting. Over time, copper will naturally weather to bronze colors and then eventually a green patina. Copper can be installed on a portion of, or the entire roof. It is often used for trim and special features, such as gutters, roof vents, and chimney caps.