When your homes roof fails, there are a variety of roofing material options you could use to replace it. As the homeowner, you need to ask yourself what material is the right fit for your home? Do you want to go with the tried-and-true classic of roofing materials; asphalt shingles? Or perhaps you’re interested in a less-conventional roofing option? If you are thinking about trying another roofing material, metal roofing is a wonderful option for any home! Take a look at the some of the benefits of metal roofing below!
When it comes to durability, metal roofing is arguably the most durable roofing material on the market. It is fire, moisture, and weather resistant. The only thing that poses a threat to cause any sort of damage to your roof is hail, or falling limbs, and they will simply cause minor dents in your roofing material.
The longevity that metal roofing provides blows away nearly any other roofing material option! While the average asphalt shingle roof lasts 20-30 years, a well-maintained metal roof can easily last 50 years, and potentially up to a century in the right conditions! If you are interested in installing a roof and never having to replace it again during the life of your home, metal roofing is your best bet!
Metal roofing is the most eco-friendly roofing option available short of a green roof. Metal roofing is typically created, at least partially, from recycled materials, and is full recyclable itself at the end of its life-cycle. Perhaps most intriguing is the fact that metal roofing is so light it can be installed over an existing asphalt shingle roof, keeping your old shingles out of the landfill and providing your roof with a bit of extra protection.
One of the most enticing benefits of metal roofing is its reflective properties. While dark asphalt shingles absorb lots of energy from the sun, metal roofing’s reflective coating diverts a large portion of the sun’s energy away from your home, significantly cutting down on your home’s air conditioning costs in the summer.
Finally, metal roofing is very customizable, available in a wide variety of color options. It is also available in style options that resemble other roofing materials, such asphalt shingles, or wood, meaning no matter what aesthetic vision you have in mind for your home, metal roofing is likely to be able to fit the vision that you were looking for.
Have more questions about metal roofing? Interested in having it installed on your home? Reach out to our team at (207) 310-7659 or fill out our online contact form for more information! We look forward to hearing from you!