The metal roof is slowly and gradually edging itself back into the picture as one of the best roofing options available today. According to an article in The Wall Street Journal written by Nancy Keates, homeowners are veering away from asphalt roofs and looking at other alternatives, one of which is metal roofing.
Metal roofs are highly beneficial to homeowners, mostly due to a number of advantages that they have over other types of roofing such as slate, tile, and wood. Keates writes in her article: “Slate and clay tile are heavy and may require structural reinforcement. Wood isn’t durable and offers limited fire resistance. And next to mass-produced asphalt shingles, all of them cost a small fortune, even on a moderate-size home.” If you are thinking of having your old roof replaced because it is damaged and inefficient, then a metal roof can be a suitable option that professional Denver roofers can install for your home.
Highly Durable and Long-lasting
Metal roofs, unlike wood and asphalt shingles, can resist strong winds and fires. They are also not vulnerable to bending or warping, and are relatively low-maintenance, as well, eliminating the need for regular repairs or re-roofing. Metal roofs typically last longer, too, at roughly twice the service life of the asphalt roofing shingle, and some warranties offered by manufacturers can even last for as long as 50 years.
Energy-Efficient and Cost-Effective
Metal roofs reflect sunlight and don’t absorb heat, and they likewise offer excellent insulation during the winter and effectively trap heat inside the house. This function of a metal roof allows homeowners to reduce costs on monthly energy bills for heating and cooling. So although metal roofs can be quite expensive, there is a lot more to be gained in the long run, and the benefits definitely outweigh the initial cost of installation.
Some homeowners don’t prefer metal roofs because they look “tinny”. However, metal roofs these days are painted in different colors and come in a variety of styles that homeowners can choose from to match the design and architectural theme of their houses. In fact, a metal roof may even increase your home’s curb appeal and resale value.
Metal roofs are lightweight and can be placed above existing roofs. It is recommended, however, that you leave the installation to the capable hands of reputable Colorado Springs roofers such as AquaDuct Roofand Gutters to ensure that the work is done right.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Homeowners on a Hot Metal Roof, The Wall Street Journal)