So, it’s time to replace your roof. But before you slap on new shingles, it’s a good idea to take a step back and consider your other options that might delay another roofing replacement for a little bit longer.
Metal roofing is an option that shouldn’t fly under the radar—it has tons of benefits that make a metal roof reliable and worthy choice to guard your home from the elements.
They’re extremely durable. Arguably, metal’s best quality is its longevity. The paint on metal roofs are expected to last around 40 or more years, with the metal itself lasting much longer. This is a lifespan that traditional shingles, which usually need to be replaced after 30-50 years, just can’t match. Plus, they’re safe—metal roofs are noncombustible and fire resistant in case of emergency, given a Class A fire rating.
They handle snow and water with ease. One of the biggest strains on roofs is sitting snow or large quantities of water. Metal roofing helps snow and water slide off far better than shingles, and also helps snow to melt faster so it’s sitting for less time.
They’ll help you beat the heat. Using metal on your roof helps to reflect sunlight that would otherwise heat up your home. This can mean your air conditioner doesn’t need to work as hard, saving you some money in the long run.
They’re eco-friendly. Along with the other benefits of a metal roof, they’re also the environmentally friendly option. It can be made out of recycled materials and is also recyclable, so scraps and leftover pieces don’t ever go to waste.
Metal roofing may not be your first thought when you’re in need of a replacement roof, but its long list of benefits simply can’t be ignored. Metal roofs are durable, safe, a smart long term investment, and could be the perfect option for you.
Looking to add a metal roof to your home? Call the experts at Kline Home Exteriors to learn about your options.