Why Metal Roofing?
Metal roofing offers a fairly long list of benefits. When compared to traditional single roofs, they are hands-down more durable. Metal roofs can last up to 50 or 60 years, while a shingle roof will need to be replaced in about half of that time. And when it is time to replace them, the metal panels are recyclable, which contributes less material to landfills.
Metal roofs are customizable in a wide selection of colors and materials range from minimalistic and cost-effective to sleek and modern. As the residential sector has adopted metal roofing for environmental reasons, newer decorative styles are becoming available as well.
Metal roofs are also more sustainable in other ways. As the cost of utilities continues to rise and we all try a little harder to lessen our impact on the environment, energy-efficient building materials become much more important. Depending on the region and personal habits, a metal roof on a residential home can decrease energy bills by up to 40%. Reflective metal roofing can reduce air temperatures in a building by an average of 12 degrees, lowering cooling costs.