Regardless of if it is time to replace your home’s roof, or if you are just thinking about upgrading your home down the road, there’s a good chance you haven’t heard very much about all the benefits offered by metal roofing. While asphalt and wood shingles are extremely popular materials and some of the most common used for modern roofs, they pale when compared to all the benefits offered by metal roofing.
Cost-effectiveness, durability, and longevity are attributed to the growing popularity of metal roofing, along with its eco-friendly benefits. If you aren’t convinced that metal is a smart option for your home, why not speak to the pros at Mitchell Roofing Company LLC? You can also keep reading, as some of the most appealing benefits are listed here.
“Over the Top” and Recycled Installation
Metal is considered one of the eco-friendliest materials for roofs used today. There’s an array of reasons for this. For example, the majority of metal roofs are made out of recycled material and they can be recycled again when they reach the end of their lives.
Also, metal roofing can be installed over the home’s current roof. This reduces waste and installation time. With metal roofing, there are fewer emissions released when the metal is being produced. The light weight of the metal helps to reduce the emissions that are released when it is being transported, too.
Also, metal roofing can provide as much as 95 percent solar reflexivity. What this means is that it dissipates heat from the sun much more efficiently – especially when you compare it to the five percent reflexibility of the asphalt shingles. This results in your home, especially your attic, not absorbing too much solar heat or get too warm, especially during the summer months. This is then translated into energy savings because you aren’t having to turn up the AC to keep your home comfortable.
At Mitchell Roofing Company LLC, we recommend this to anyone considering a new roof if they are also searching for energy savings benefits.
It’s estimated that the lifespan of asphalt and wood shingles is approximately 15 to 20 years. Even though this seems like a long time, it’s very short considering how long the typical house lasts. Also, you have to factor in the cost of maintenance, which is something that both wood and asphalt shingles require regularly.
With metal roofing, though, you have a material that lasts for 70 years, or more. Also, maintenance for metal roofing is minimal. Along with a longer lifespan, metal roofing is fireproof, wind resistant, and the interlocking construction makes it almost impervious to pests and leaks.
Is Metal Roofing Right for You?
As you can see, there are several advantages offered by choosing metal for your home’s roof. Think about where you live and how this type of quality, durable, and long-lasting roof could benefit you. While the upfront cost may be high in the beginning, the money you can save over time because of these features will outweigh this initial cost.
Take some time to consider all the benefits here and work with our professional team at Mitchell Roofing Company LLC to ensure that the right roofing material is chosen for any home.