Should I Choose A Metal Roof?


As a North Texas roofing contractor, we're here to help you choose the best roofing solution for your home or business. Here's what you need to consider when deciding if a metal roof is right for you:

PROS

  • Metal roofs last a long time. While a traditional asphalt shingle roof lasts between 12-20 years before needing to be replaced, a metal roof can last between 40-70 years!

  • Metal roofs are low maintenance. They can sustain gusts of up to 140mph and resist impact much better than their shingle counterparts.

  • They are flame resistant

  • They are energy efficient and may reduce cooling costs between 10-25%

  • Metal roofs are made up of 25-95% recycled materials, and can be recycled at the end of their lifespan

CONS

  • Metal roofing is costlier than asphalt roofing by up to 2-3 times more. It's important to consider how long you'll stay in your house or building and if you will experience the cost effective benefits of its longevity.

  • Metal roofs can allow for more noise during storms. This can be corrected by increased insulation, but it will come at an additional cost.

  • Proper installation is vital as metal panels expand and contract. Make sure your contractor has experience using the correct fasteners.

  • Matching metal color in the event of a repair or home addition can be a difficult task

  • Choose your type of metal carefully. Lower quality metals may rust or be dented more easily in storms, and faulty installation can result in water collection and damage.

Want to learn more about metal roofing and if it's the right solution for you? Give us a call today!

Abridged from State Farm


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