Metal roofs are popular because of their long lifespan and excellent impact resistance, but those aren’t the only benefits they offer. In today’s post, residential roofing contractor Royal Roofing Construction discusses the hidden benefits of metal roofs.
Metal roofing systems have come a long way from their humble origins as simple tin coverings on industrial buildings. Today’s metal roofs are available in virtually any color, texture, and style that the house style requires.
In addition to standard standing seam metal roofing, you can choose from profiles that mimic traditional roofing materials like tile, slate and wood shingles, with textures that range from smooth to stone-coated. “Bare” options such as aluminum and copper can be coated to preserve their brand new look, or, in the case of copper roofs, you can let patina grow on it and let it develop its natural beauty over time.
Durability That Lasts
Roofers recommend metal roofs because they’re exceptionally durable, do not crack and are puncture-resistant. Protective coatings can be reapplied without needing to replace sections of the roof. With an average lifespan of over 50 years, metal roofs are both long-lasting and low maintenance.
Savings Over Time
Metal roofing is more expensive to install than asphalt shingle roofing. However, when it comes to lifetime value, metal is the clear winner. Metal roofs last almost twice as asphalt shingle roofs, require very little maintenance and are generally inexpensive to repair.
Metal roofs are also energy-efficient, which can help lower your energy bills. Metal has low thermal mass, which means it releases absorbed heat quickly. Reflective coatings can also be applied to further reduce your home’s cooling requirements during the day.
Royal Roofing Construction is your leading provider of quality roofing and gutters. Give us a call at (714) 680-0015. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Santa Ana, CA, and nearby areas.