6 Reasons to Consider a Metal Roof
Perhaps as a child you never considered what kind of roof was on top of the home you grew up in. It’s not something kids think about and, unfortunately, not many grownups do either.
Now that you own a home, it’s important to understand the variety of available roofing materials and why a certain kind of roof might be better for you than another. You could save time, money and years of frustration by choosing the right roof for your home. For these reasons, metal roofs are growing in popularity with savvy homeowners.
If you’re in the market for a new roof, here are six compelling reasons to consider installing a metal roof.
1. You Want a Roof with Longevity
The roof is arguably the most important part of your home. Your family counts on the roof to protect you from the elements and to last as long as possible. Metal roofs are known for lasting a longer than other materials. While you might replace another type of roof every 15 years, a metal roof can last a solid 50.
2. You Know the Value of a Good Investment
We all know how an investment works – you pay more money up front, but you get more out of the money spent. Well, there’s good news for you smart investors – metal roofs provide a solid return. While they can be significantly more expensive than other kinds, think of it this way – an asphalt shingle roof would need to be replaced two to three times over 50 years. Or, you could replace your roof only once using metal, which provides better protection from the elements and peace of mind. What better way to spend money than on your family’s safety?
3. You Need a Fast Installation
Whether you’re building a brand-new home and ready to move the family or you’re replacing a roof after many years, faster installation is a great perk of choosing a metal roof. Because it’s put together in large sheets (not smaller shingles), it makes for a shorter installation time – usually three to five days depending on the size of your house – and less hassle for you.
4. You’re a Color Fanatic
Gone are the days when a boring gray or neutral-colored roof were your only roofing color options. A metal roof can be a variety of eye-catching shades, from teal to orange and everything between. If you’re the type of homeowner who values expressing personal style, a metal roof will satisfy the quest for an artsier exterior.
5. The Weather Here Is Severe
Metal roofs are able to withstand the elements and the wrath of Mother Nature better than other types. In Colorado, with frequent bad weather from thunderstorms with hail, high winds and significant snowfall, a metal roof can help protect your home from these disasters. Plus, as a bonus, metal roofs are slow to catch fire.
6. The Environment Is Important to You
Our Earth and the changing environment are on everyone’s minds these days, and if you’re a proponent of doing your part to be eco-friendly, a metal roof is likely the answer for your family. Metal roofs are made from material that can be recycled later, and metal roofs also have a higher SRI, or Solar Reflectance Index. A higher SRI means less heat will be absorbed into your home, and your energy bills in the balmy summer months might be lower because of it.
To learn more about metal roofs and why it might be a great choice for you, call Total Roofing in Colorado Springs at (719) 591-4947 or 1-800-ROOF-PRO