Metal roofing systems – not only do they sport lifespans that make Galapagos turtles blush, they’re also extremely tough and durable to boot. Coupled with their relatively low environmental impact, it’s easy to see why metal roofing systems are quickly becoming an increasingly attractive option for homeowners across the U.S.
Read on to learn about the hidden benefits of metal roofs!
A ROOF FOR THE AGES
If a roof that will see you through marriages, divorces, and kids’ graduations captures your interest – metal roofing systems are for you. Like a trusted companion or a beloved family heirloom, it’ll be alongside you during the major accomplishments and milestones you experience in your life. Heck, by the time your metal roofing system needs to be replaced, Elon Musk might have even colonized Mars! You see, while an asphalt roof may not need a replacement for up to twenty years, it simply pales in comparison to the fifty-year lifespan metal roofing offers.
Metal roofs are so tough that they repel damage from hail and debris like Superman shrugging off a Nerf gun. No more annoying piles of granules that inevitably mean that some shingle is damaged or needs repair – the standing seam panels simply don’t disintegrate.
A Roof You Can Depend On
Tougher than a $2 steak (and stronger than an ox to boot), metal roofing systems are well equipped to weather the elements and be no worse for wear. Due to the interlocking design of the standing seam panels used in the construction of metal roofs, they generally have no trouble withstanding extreme winds without being damaged. It’s like the big bad wolf trying to blow down a brick house – ain’t nothing happening.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the resiliency that metal roofing offers – extreme weather conditions that would typically be a major cause for alarm such as lightning, wildfires, hurricanes and snowstorms are generally no cause for concern as compared to other roofing options. Instead of dreading the effects the next hurricane or weather event might cause, you can be secure in the knowledge that your metal roof is best up to the task of protecting your home and family.
While it may seem counterintuitive, for all the durability that metal roofing systems offer, they are equally as light. What this means for you is that it’s easier to install on the underlayment of your roof while also resisting buckling due to those heavier winter snowfalls. I’m sure nobody wants to come upstairs and see their kids building snowmen in the attic!
Good for the Environment, Great for Your Wallet
Prevailing thought dictates that what’s good for the environment is not always great for your bank account. But what if it were possible to combine both sentiments? A metal roofing system does just that, by being kind to Mother Earth and easy on your wallet.
The same reasons why it’s painful to toss a fast-food wrapper out of your car window are the same reasons that make metal roofs so appealing – they can be up to 100% recyclable. Rather than contributing to negative environmental effects (due to the petroleum that needs to be produced in order to create other types of roofing systems), you get to spread the word that your roof is recyclable and made from sustainable materials… that’s gotta earn you some brownie points at the next BBQ!
Unlike asphalt shingles, metal roofs absorb significantly less heat from the sun, so those sweltering summer days can be just that much more bearable. If that doesn’t move the needle, your lower energy bills just might! You can even go the extra mile and have a “cool” rated paint coating that further reflects solar radiation and heat, which means even more savings. Cool!
All things considered, metal roofing systems are far and away one of the best investments you can make for the benefits of your home in terms of safety, durability, cost, longevity and eco-friendliness.
About Rapid Restore
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