Metal Roofing Question
Metal Roofing Answers
Does a metal roof coast more than a typical roof?
Metal roofing is considered a premium home product. You can expect a metal roof to cost roughly two to three times what a standard asphalt shingle roof costs. Metal roofs are comparable to the cost of a genuine slate or cedar shake roofing. Metal roofing also adds to the resale value of your home and saves you money on energy bills.
Will a metal roof last longer than a standard asphalt or wood shingle roof?
You can expect a metal roof to last two to three times longer than a standard roof. Metal roofs have a life expectancy of 40-60 years and beyond. The average lifespan of a standard asphalt roof is 15-20 years. Asphalt shingling which is comprised of mainly fiberglass and asphalt begins to deteriorate as soon as its exposed to weather. A metal roof will never decompose. Conversely, wood or shake shingles have varying degrees of weather related problems that lead to breakdown. Other roofing materials such as concrete can crack and warp over time especially in colder climates. Metal roofing will outlast all of the above roofing materials and also retain its good looks and durability.
Are metal roofs noisier in bad weather than standard roofs?
When installed properly with solid sheathing, a metal roof on your home will silence noise from rain, hail and bad weather as well as, if not better, than any other roofing material.
Are metal roofs environmentally responsible?
Metal roofing is not only great for your home but also great for the environment. The recycled content of the steel in a metal roof is about 28% from production to installation to reuse. That is far superior to that of standard asphalt. According to the National Assoc. of Homebuilders Research Center, 20 billion pounds of asphalt is dumped in to U.S. landfills every year. Often times a metal roof can be installed directly over your existing roof without tearing off what is currently there.
How do metal roofs hold up in extreme weather?
A metal roof can withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather conditions. Metal roofing has a 140 mile an hour wind rating and can withstand heavy snowstorms, hailstorms and even wildfires. In locations that see heavy snowfall, metal roofs have been the choice of homeowners for many years. Metal roofs shed snow fast, thus protecting the structural integrity of the roof.