If your roof is missing shingles or just looks a little tired, it’s time to think about upgrading. There are many viable options on the market, made from asphalt, rubber, or a composition of materials. However, metal roofing is becoming increasingly popular with homeowners for many reasons. Let’s explore some of the many benefits of metal roofing:
Durable and Long-Lasting
Made from materials like galvanized aluminum or steel, metal shingles do not decompose, curl, crack, erode, burn, or get punctured. These many resistances are why metal roofs last twice or three times as long as asphalt roofs.
Save on Energy Costs
Metal roofs reflect UV rays away and do a much better job of emitting absorbed energy. Metal roofs absorb and retain less heat than traditional asphalt roofs. This roofing product is energy efficient because it means you will have lower household temperatures, especially in the hot summer months. Additionally, you will also use your HVAC less, which means the unit will likely last longer.
Metal roofing shingles are often made with some percentage of recycled metal, and they are 100% recyclable themselves. Asphalt shingles contribute so much waste to our landfills every year. Additionally, because of the reduction in energy usage, your home will emit less greenhouse gas and have less of a negative effect on our environment.
Metal roofing is lightweight itself, and it also absorbs less moisture so it doesn’t gain water weight. Snow is also less likely to build up on the roof. This means there will be less stress and strain on the structure of your home.
Metal roofing is non-combustible and can withstand severe exposure to fire. If any flames or flaming debris come onto your roof, it will not catch fire. Metal shingles will also prevent the fire from spreading to neighbouring homes.
Most metal roofing products need almost no maintenance throughout the years. If you need to clean your roof, all you need to do is spray it with a water hose. You can quickly and easily wash away anything like dead leaves, tree droplets, and random light debris.
Let’s face it, metal roofing simply looks better than any roofing product on the market. It comes in many different styles and colours, so no matter your taste you can find a style that works for you.
Contact Lucas Contracting today to learn more about metal roofing.