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Roofing Choices: The Benefits of Metal Roofing

Roofing options vary greatly depending on your need and preferences. However, there is one roof choice that you

may not have taken into consideration. Long lasting metal roofing is increasing in popularity again as people realize how much value it holds. The professionals here at First Out Roofing in Denton, Texas are familiar with all types of roofs including metal roofing. We want to provide you with all the benefits of installing a metal roof so you can make a fully informed decision when it comes time to replace your roof.

Longevity and Durability of Metal Roofing

Most roofing materials that are commonly used now, such as asphalt tiles, begin to deteriorate right away. Most asphalt roofs need to be replaced every 15 to 20 years because normal weather, including the sun’s rays, contributes to the deterioration of the roof. However, metal roofs are much more durable than other roof materials. Metal roofs can withstand weather much better than asphalt, wood shingles, and even concrete tile roofs.

The longevity and durability of metal roofing also is great for the environment and your home. Research has shown that approximately 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles alone are taken to landfills every year. However, the steel used for metal roofing can use recycled steel. A metal roof can also be installed on top of your current roof without creating the waste from removing the roof already on your home. Metal roofs are also great for insulation by lowering air conditioning and heating bills for your residence.

The long term value of a metal roof also adds value to your home. While it may initially cost more than a traditional asphalt roof to install, metal roofs are similar in cost to other roof types such as tile, shake or slate. The difference is that the metal roofing material won’t break down like the other materials will. The warranty that accompanies most metal roofs is also much longer than those of traditional asphalt roofs at an astounding 30 to 50 years.

Metal roofing is also fairly low maintenance. You don’t have to worry about shingles breaking loose in a storm. Aside from occasionally hosing it down from ground level there isn’t much else that you need to worry about when it comes to the care for your metal roof.

Style Options for Metal Roofing

Some of the appeal for other types of roof materials is the great variety of style options. However, most people don’t realize that metal roofs have a number of style options as well. Depending on your neighborhood and the type of home you own, certain styles of roof can be more favorable over others. However, with the wide variety of metal roof style options your home will still match your neighborhood and stay true to its style. Metal roofs can be made to look like shingles, tiles, and shake styles. With so many options to choose from you don’t have to worry about having an unsightly roof.

Metal roofing can also come in a great variety of colors so you can not only customize the style of your roof but the color as well. This allows homeowners to pick a color that is complementary to the rest of the home as well as the neighborhood.

Cost Savings with Metal Roofing

Not only will metal roofing save you money with maintenance and a longer lifespan than other roof options, but it saves on your heating and cooling bills as well as your insurance company. You’ll want to check with your insurance company, but some insurance companies offer discounts to homeowners who have metal roofs. These discounts can be as high as 35%.

The long term warranty on the roof itself plus the workmanship warranty from the company that installs the roof can transfer to future home owners. This is an added benefit that helps add even more value to your home above and beyond the metal roof itself. This protection provides you with the peace of mind that your family and your possessions will be safe from any damage that could result from a faulty traditional roof. And, if anything does go wrong, you have your extended 30 to 50-year warranty.

Now, more than ever before, metal roofs are becoming a highly sought after option for consumers. The durability in connection with the long life span and extended warranty can provide value and protection for decades to come. A metal roof is well worth the initial investment as they typically last at least twice as long as the less expensive asphalt versions. If you do decide to sell your home, a metal roof and the accompanying warranty are valuable assets that can be passed along to the future home owners.