If it's time to replace your existing roof, you may want to consider a less traditional roofing material such as metal. You'll reap a number of benefits and may find that it's a better choice over traditional roofing materials. Metal roofs are most commonly available in aluminum, steel, zinc, copper and tin. Certain metals, such as steel, are very heavy and often require additional support beams, thus are better for businesses. For homeowners, aluminum is an excellent choice since it's strong and durable, yet lightweight compared to steel. If you think metal roofing might just be the right choice for your next roofing material, check out three ways installing a metal roof can benefit your home.
One of the major benefits of opting to install a metal roof is its longevity. Depending on the type of metal you choose, your new metal roof can last a lifetime. Most types of metals used for roofing will last about 50 to 70 years. On the other hand, traditional asphalt roofing materials have a much shorter life expectancy of about 12 to 20 years depending on a number of factors, including climate. After this time, the normal wear and tear will make it necessary for an overhaul, otherwise you risk significant damage to your home from leaks and other weather elements.
For all the beating that metal roofs can take from extreme weather, you'd think frequent maintenance is required, but the opposite is true. Metal roofs are extremely low maintenance thanks to their super durability. Of course you'll need to clean your gutters and replace gaskets when necessary, as well as some needed touch-up paint here and there. In addition, about every 20 years it's a good idea to reseal your roof for maximum protection. Other than that, there's no major maintenance work required to keep your metal roof looking beautiful and protecting your home.
Added Fire Protection
Metal is naturally resistant to fire, which means you get added fire protection when you choose to use metal as a roofing material. When fires break out, they can spread quickly from the rooftop of one home, to the rooftop of another. This is because the air and wind outside fuels fire and causes it to spread more quickly. Typical roofing materials are much more vulnerable to fire. Some metal roofs can even be made Class-A fire-rated, which is the highest fire resistance rating.
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