July 13, 2017
Preserve and Protect: Tips for storing metal panels
When was the last time you thought about your roof? I mean, really thought about it. You spend most of your life living and working under one but when it comes to replacing and repairing, where do you start? What are the options and what sets them apart?
When considering metal roofing as your next roof, here is what you need to know:
With a wide variety of styles, profiles and colors, metal roofs compliment any residential design. Manufactured and produced to provide a higher quality option, metal roofs give you both the beautiful appeal you want and the durability you need.
According to a recent study by the Metal Construction Association (MCA), metal roofs are projected to last longer than the buildings they cover, up to 60 years or more. When considering a metal roof for your home, it’s a decision you only need to make once.
Metal roofs are recognized for their durability and resistance to inclement weather with intense testing for high winds that can withstand gusts up to 140 miles per hour. (This is dependent upon metal roofing profile. Please contact your metal roofing manufacturer to assure you have the correct roof panel for your weatherability needs.) In addition to standing up to wind, metal roofs are known for withstanding decades of harsh weather like heavy snow, hailstorms and even fires. For homeowners that see a lot of heavy snowfall, metal roofs are an ideal option for their ability to shed snow fast and eliminate ice damming.
With up to 28% of the panel recycled, choosing a metal roof is one of the best options you can make for the environment. Metal roof are also nearly 100% recyclable. Energy efficiency increases with metal roofs absorbing up to 34% less heat than asphalt shingles which keeps your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter for less.
As a premium home product, you can expect your new metal roof to cost roughly twice as much when compared to a traditional roof. However, lower energy costs, moderate maintenance, and increased resale value of your home gives you more than additional benefits, but a peace of mind that you will never have to re-roof again. learn more about the difference between metal roofing and shingles price and benefits.
Choosing your next roof doesn’t have to be something you do alone. Research your area and find resources that help you decide which metal roof is the right one for you. With so many benefits and options, metal roofs are quickly becoming the choice for residential homes and the best time to get started is now.