While metal roofs are not as popular as composition roofs, they are a tremendous value. We always say that when you install a metal roof, it’ll be the last roof you ever buy. Yep, that’s right-they last that long.
Since many people don’t give metal roofing much thought, we wanted to give you more information about metal roofing installation to see if it’s right for your Seattle, Kirkland, Redmond or Renton home.
Metal roofing offers classic style
First of all, there are several types of metal roofing products though the most common is the standing seam metal roof. I’m sure you’ve seen many houses with this type of metal roof as it comes in a variety of styles and many different colors so you can match it to your home.
The standing seam metal roof offers a classical architectural look as once it’s installed, the shadow lines run continuously from the ridge to the eave, accenting the slope and every roof angle. It’s hard not to like the look of a properly installed metal roof.
We use quality metal roofing products from various manufacturers who also make a metal shingle which looks similar to composition shingles (same tab-shape and style) though obviously the installation is a little different.
The shingles feature a concealed fastening system that secures the shingles to your roof decking without having to go through the shingle itself (as this would compromise the integrity of the shingle).
Metal roof is a great value
For those homeowners looking for the best value, they should seriously consider installing a metal roof. While a metal roof costs more than a composition or asphalt roof, it will last 2 to 3 times longer.
This means that once you take into account the much longer lifespan of a metal roof- it costs less than half the price of an asphalt roof and one-third the price of a wood shake roof.
So, if you don’t mind spending more money up front, you will actually save money over your lifetime as you will most likely never have to replace it. Keep reading for more benefits of a metal roof or contact us for your free estimate.
Virtually maintenance free
If you’re looking for a roof that’s easy to take care of than look no further. A metal roof is what you need as they require little to no maintenance and many people will say they are completely maintenance free.
Save money with its energy efficiency
Metal roofing products usually contain reflective pigments that reflect up to 70% of the sun’s energy and reduce cooling costs up to 20%. Your home will stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Over the lifetime of your roof, this can save a homeowner thousands of dollars on their monthly utility bill.
The original ‘green’ building material
Even before people were concerned about recycling and saving the environment, metal roofing was already doing its part as metal roofing is made from recycled products. In addition, if you ever decide to remove it from your home, all the metal can be recycled so it is truly the original green building material.
In addition, it’s more environmentally friendly than other materials in part because it lasts so long. The National Association of Homebuilders estimates that asphalt shingles contribute 1.36 billion pounds of waste to landfills every year. This makes asphalt shingles a short-term solution that makes a long-term environmental impact.
When it comes time to replace your current roof, think about metal roofing installation as it’s not only a great value it’s also environmentally friendly and those are both things you can feel good about.