Many homeowners hold misconceptions about metal roofing installation that would prevent them from choosing these superior roofs. When many of us think of metal roofing, we automatically picture the old corrugated panels that our grandfathers nailed over the carport or storage shed. In actuality, metal roofs are some of the most beautiful and attractive roofs available. The idea of a metal roof in the summer sun makes it hard to conceive that our homes would be sufficiently cooled under a surface that is hot enough to cook an egg. However, the reality is that metal roofing reflects over 65% of the solar rays, keeping much of the heat from entering through the underlayment. By the way, asphalt roofs are also hot enough to cook an egg, but it will not taste as good. Consider the following reasons to consider a metal roof for your home.
Safety and durability
If properly maintained, a metal roofing installation will last much longer than asphalt shingle roofs. It is common to get 50 years service life from a quality metal roof. By its nature, metal roofing is resistant to fire. The majority of metal roofs are rated to withstand severe winds of 110 mph to 130 mph. This is an important characteristic for homes in Charlotte and Concord, NC. Check with your local roofing company to determine which brands include fire, wind, and hailstorm warrantees.
It is easier to install a metal roof
Metal roofs can be installed faster and easier than most other roofing systems. In most cases, a metal roof can even be installed directly over your existing asphalt roof. When homeowners choose to switch to a clay tile roof or slate roof, the additional weight must be taken into consideration. However, metal roofs can weighs nearly 75% less than slate or clay roofing; and 30% less than asphalt shingles.
Metal roofing is energy efficient
It is reported that a metal roof can save homeowners up to 40 percent in summer cooling costs. An ENERGY STAR® rated metal roof can be a great return on investment, while at the same time increasing the resale value of a home. On average, most metal roofing is comprised of 25% recycled content, and 98% of the finished product is recyclable. The asphalt shingles that come from older technology may contain asbestos, which is not recyclable under federal law.
Improve the beauty and value of your home
Metal roofing is not only available in the classic standing seam style, but they are also manufactured to look like regular shingles, or even cedar shake. In other words, regardless of the architectural style of your home, a metal roofing style is available that compliments it. Metal roofs make great sense when you consider that they come with long term transferable warranties, the lower maintenance costs, and the considerable savings with regard to energy costs.
Metal roofing installation in Charlotte, NC
After you choose to install metal roofing on your home, you will need to find a reliable and trustworthy contractor who has the skill and the experience to give you the best roof possible. Advanced Roofing and Exteriors has been installing roofs in the Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. They are fully licensed, insured, and bonded. Advanced Roofing and Exteriors is a family owned, full service roofing company that specializes in metal roofs, as well as many exterior home improvement projects. Call their office today for a free estimate for metal roofing installation.