8 Things You Might Not Know About Metal Roofing
Metal roofing is rapidly growing in popularity among Wautoma homeowners, most likely due its durability, low-maintenance, and low cost. It’s perfect for any home or commercial building, and our metal roofing contractors can make sure it’s properly designed and installed.
Still, asphalt shingles remain the most popular choice of roofing material across the nation. Asphalt shingles are a fine material for roofing, and ultimately the choice is up to you.
Our Wautoma roofing contractors at Goody’s Roofing Contractors have been installing more and more metal roofs in the area. But if you haven’t considered metal roofing as an option, here are some facts that may change your mind:
1. Metal roofing is completely recyclable.
New metal roofs will often be comprised of 30-60% recycled metals. They can be recycled infinitely, too, without ever losing any of their quality. And they’ll never end up in a landfill, so they do a lot to help the environment.
2. Most metal roofs require little or no maintenance.
Copper, stainless steel, and zinc roofs will only need repairs if there’s a problem with the design or installation. And they can last on your Wautoma home for well over fifty years.
The only time you will need to perform any maintenance is on a metal roof that comes with a factory coating. Once that’s worn off, you’ll need to get it re-coated to avoid corrosion.
3. Metal roofing should be considered a lifetime purchase.
While you may spend more upfront than you would for other materials, you’ll never have to repair or replace it again. And you can wash it easily with good-old-fashioned water.
4. Metal roofs are the most durable roofing material there is.
They won’t rot, crack, or leak, and they can’t be infested by termites or rodents. They can also withstand nearly type of debris without being damaged. They can’t catch fire, will shed ice and snow, and can withstand winds of up to 160 miles per hour.
5. Your new metal roofing will not increase your home’s chances of being struck by lightning.
In case it crossed your mind, if your Wautoma home is struck by lightning, metal roofing will dissipate the electric charge.
6. Your metal roof won’t be loud when it rains.
While we’re on the subject of things you may be worried about. When the roofing is installed, there will be a layer of sheet beneath it, so it’ll be just as quiet as any other roofing material.
7. Insurance companies will often give you a significant discount for installing a qualified metal roof!
What’s not to like?
8. Your new metal roof can come in any color or style at all.
The two main styles of metal roofing are vertical panels and interlocking shingles. If you choose to go with interlocking shingles, they can be designed in the style of cedar shake, clay tile, asphalt shingles, or any other roofing material. And there are over a hundred color options you can choose from, so you’ll be able to find the perfect roofing for you Wautoma home.