Today, homeowners have more options than ever for roofing. Asphalt shingles are the most common, as it is a cost-effective solution and also offers a wide variety of colors and styles to suit almost any application. But if you’re in the market for a new roof and you’ve never considered metal roofing before, here are six good reasons why you should.
1. Durable and Long-Lasting
Asphalt shingles have a lifespan of approximately 12-20 years, shorter if exposed to extreme weather conditions. Because of the fact that the shingles are made of paper or fiberglass impregnated with oil, they begin to deteriorate as soon as they are exposed to sun and weather. A metal roof, on the other hand, does not similarly decompose, and if installed correctly, can handle most any weather condition long-term. And most metal roofs come with a warranty anywhere between 30 and 50 years.
2. Saves You Money on Your Heating and Cooling Bills
You might be surprised to learn that metal roofs are actually excellent insulators. If the roof and insulation are both installed properly, the temperature difference and energy transfer compared to a shingle roof can be quite substantial. What that means for you are lower heating bills during the winter and lower cooling bills in the summer.
3. Saves You Money on Your Homeowners Insurance
Because a metal roof is durable and does not deteriorate like asphalt shingle roofs do and thus does not require replacement or repairs nearly as often, many homeowners insurance companies offer discounts for homes with metal roofs. And since metal is fire-resistant, it’s also a safer choice, too.
4. It’s Good for the Environment
Every year, 20 Billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into U.S. landfills every year, according to the National Association of Homebuilders Research Center. Asphalt shingles simply cannot be recycled. Metal roofing, on the other hand, can be recycled instead of discarded. And a metal roof can sometimes be installed over a failing asphalt roof, thus saving the environment even more.
5. It Looks Great
We understand that a roof basically serves two purposes–it protects our home from the elements, and it also enhances its appearance. Metal roofs are now available in a wide variety of styles and colors, and some even have the appearance of other roofing styles, such as cedar shakes, slate, tiles, shingles, and standing seam vertical panels. Simply put, you can easily find a metal roof that matches your home’s style and suits your taste.
6. A Fantastic Long-Term Value
Most metal roofs come with a 30 to 50 year warranty. Those warranties are even transferable to the next homeowner if you ever decide to sell your home. With the costs of roofs going up every year, the peace of mind that comes with such a long-term warranty makes metal roofs even more attractive. And the increase it adds to the value of your home is a definite benefit if you ever do decide to sell.
These are just a few of the many benefits of Metal Roofing Madison WI. So if you are in the market for a new roof and are currently weighing your options, we invite you to consider a metal roof. And if you have any questions, please give us a call at (608) 318-1138 and we’ll be happy to discuss your options with you and help you select the best roofing solution for your home.