It is never too late to have a metal roof installed on your home. You can be in the stage of building a new home or simply have an old roof in need of replacement. Metal is an ideal roofing material that you should use for the following reasons.
One reason that many homeowners decide to install metal roofing on their home is because of its ability to be fire resistant. It can help protect your home in several ways, some of which you may not have thought of.
For instance, if your home experienced a house fire, a flammable roofing material would catch on fire if the flames reached the roof. This could potentially cause the entire structure of the home to become compromised, causing the entire home to collapse.
The same thing can happen if your neighbor has a house fire. Stray embers and extreme heat could be enough to cause a more flammable material to catch your roof on fire, putting your home in danger when it otherwise would be safe. If you happen to live in a region of the country that is prone to wildfires, a metal roof will also help protect your home from catching on fire due to a small spark.
You’ll find that your insurance provider likely views homes with metal roofs more favorably as well, because insurance companies are aware of the additional protection that metal roofs provide. Your home most likely be saved during a house fire, which means a lower repair cost and a smaller risk to your insurance company. This could result in lower premiums that you pay over the years.
Many homeowners with asphalt shingle roof could find themselves replacing their roof several times while they are in the home. That is because the standard 3-tab asphalt shingle will last between 15–18 years, which is not long at all when compared to metal.
A metal roof has the potential to last at least 50 years. Even though the material is more expensive than asphalt, you save money over the years by replacing your roof less often. Consider how long you see yourself staying in a home. If you feel like you've found your forever home, a metal roof could be a wise investment.
If you dread having to do routine maintenance to your home, metal roofing may be a step in the right direction by giving you one less thing to worry about. Metal requires little maintenance over the years to keep it looking good.
The most common thing you'll have to do, though is not required, is to install a reflective roof coating. This coating helps reflect the UV rays from the sun that heat up your home. The coating will eventually wear down as the roof gets older, but it is simple to apply a new reflective coat.
Other than that, metal roofing is not something you have to think about much. Every roof requires an occasional visual inspection to make sure all of the flashing is attached, fasteners have not become loose, and that the roofing material is still in good shape.
You'll also find that the labor cost involved with installing a metal roof will be less than competing materials. That is because metal roofing comes in large panels that make installation simple. The contractor does not need to individually nail down hundreds of shingles, which is time-consuming and labor-intensive.
Not sure if a metal roof is right for you? Reach out to Select Exteriors for a consultation regarding which roofing material will work best for your home.