There are many benefits to having a metal roof. Homeowners are opting for them for many reasons. Metal roofs suit their needs and fit well with the design of their home. But like any other roofing style, there are some downsides that homeowners dislike about metal roofs. Below you will see the pros and cons of metal roofing.
There are many benefits to having a metal roof. One of the most common reasons for homeowners and property owners to buy a metal roof is because they are long-lasting and durable. Another one of the draws of metal roofs is that they are very easy to install compared to shingles and they are so much more lightweight.
Because they take less time to install, you’ll end up saving in labor costs. A shingled roof could take up to a whole week to install depending on the size of the house and the pitch of the roof, but installing a metal roof can be as little as 2 to 3 days. Because they are much more lightweight than shingle roofs, you do not need an architectural or structural assessment to install a roof like with other kinds. With the shingled roof you have to be sure that your home can handle the weight of your new roof, and that professional assessment can take additional time. But with a metal roof, you do not need to worry about weight as much, so that step is not necessary.
Lastly, metal roofs require very little maintenance. Because they are extremely durable and made from materials such as aluminum and steel, they are less prone to breaking, being torn off, or experiencing the other types of damage that shingled roofs can.
However, metal roofs are a lot more expensive to install than shingle roofs and will cost you more on the front end. While this is a downside, it is worth noting that even though it is more expensive upfront, most homeowners notice a significant difference in their energy spending and enjoy the money-saving benefits of having a more energy-efficient roof.
Another issue with metal roofs is that the metal alloy mixtures can change, making it very hard to match the colors of new panels if you need repairs later on.
Lastly, metal roofs can be noisy, especially during storms. Sound-dampening technology can be used on your roof, however, to make it more comfortable for homeowners’ ears.
Hiring The Right Roofer
While they do not often require aluminum roof repair, when you do find yourself in a roofing emergency then it is important to hire a licensed and experienced roofing contractor in your area, rather than a “storm chaser”, who are roofing scammers that take advantage of homeowners with roof damage after storms. Always ask to see their license and referrals.
A Metal Roof May Be The Perfect Look For Your Home
Metal roofs come in a variety of colors so you can find the look that matches the rest of your home and property. Other rooftops can also become discolored over time, so metal roofs maintain their color or you don’t have to worry about the sun bleaching them or noticing that the color doesn’t look the same several years down the road.
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