Add Style to Your Home with Metal Roof
Metal roofs are highly popular. You can see them everywhere, from residential projects to commercial complexes. When you normally step out on the streets, you probably don’t look at the roof of the homes in your lane. But if you consciously drive around the roads of your city, you’ll definitely find a few houses or buildings donning some kind of metal roof.
So why is metal roofing gaining immense popularity?
Metal roofing often requires little to no maintenance after installation. Moreover, you can choose from a variety of styles and looks, such as stamped or standing seam metal roofing.
Here at Olympus Roofing, we want to help you choose the best roof as per your needs.
Why Should You Choose Metal Roofing?
We recommend metal roofing over other materials, like concrete, tile, or asphalt shingles, because of many reasons. However, it may not be suitable for every home or building owner. To know if metal roofing is the right choice for your home, take a look at some of the common reasons people choose to buy it:
- Cost-Effective in the Long Run
Metal roofing is designed to last for many more decades than any other roofing material. Most homeowners choose to purchase a metal roof because they wouldn’t have to change it, and it will be the last roof they will have to install. Based on the type of metal used for roofing, metal roofs generally last for over 60 years without any degradation or corrosion.
Metal is, undoubtedly, the most durable and strongest material when compared with different materials like plastic, glass, concrete, or wood. After proper installation, the roofing system is capable of withstanding debris, snow, rainfall, mold, mildew, strong winds, hail, rodents, and other animals.
Moreover, metal roof materials are mostly non-combustible and Class A fire-rated. This means that its resistance to fire is of the highest grade possible. Metal roofing is gaining popularity as a roofing system because of its proven durability against common roofing threats.
Metal roofs don’t require too much upkeep. If the installation of the roof is completed correctly, you would require minimal maintenance. Simple steps like removing branches, leaves, and other debris that can get stuck in the roof and the gutters are sufficient. This also needs to be done twice a year or after strong winds. If dirt and other stains don’t go away with the rain, there are ways in which you can clean the metal roof. Moreover, the upkeep of a concealed fastener roof is lesser as compared to an exposed fastener metal roof.
Many reasons make metal roofs environmentally friendly. Firstly, metal is highly recyclable. So any old panels, excess scraps or tear-off metal can be recycled and used for making products in the future.
Next, some metal roofing materials, including aluminum, are made using already-recycled metal. Recycled materials are used to make around 95% of all aluminum roofing. Lastly, metals such as zinc and copper are present in the environment of the Earth’s crust. Consequently, they naturally replenish or sustain with time.
While the cost of installing metal roofs is higher than the cost of installing asphalt shingles or tiles, metal tends to last much longer. Asphalt shingles or tiles have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years, whereas metal roofs last for a minimum of 60 years. A single metal roof can outlast three asphalt shingle roofs.
All the above reasons should convince you to install a metal roof. If you still have any queries or want to discuss the estimate of installing a metal roof, get in touch with our expert roofers today.
We have vast experience in installing metal roofs in apartment complexes, two-story homes, townhomes, garages, hobby shops, ranch-style homes, and more. With a broad selection of colors and styles, metal roofs give clients flexibility in design.