7 Reasons To Choose A Metal Roof For Your Home

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If you are considering a new roof for your home, there are multiple choices available. Roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles and wood shakes, are more popular choices among homeowners. However, if you're looking for a more unique look for your roof, you may want to consider metal roofing. Here are a few benefits of metal roofs:

Weather Resistance

A metal roof is not water-absorbent. Thus, rain and snow have little effect on the roofing material. As snow melts, rather than being slowly absorbed into the roofing material, it simply slides away.

Metal roofs are also weather-resistant because they are usually installed as interlocking sheets. Thus, they are not easily lifted by heavy winds as individual shingles are.

Energy Efficiency

Metal roofs can help keep your home cooler during warm months.The reflective nature of metal can cause it to deflect sunlight that could increase the temperatures of your interior living space. A portion of the cost of your roof may be recovered in lower utility bills.

Aesthetic Versatility

Metal roofs can be designed based on your individual preferences. For instance, if you like the stately appearance of a shiny metal roof, that is an option. However, metal roofs can also be made to mimic other roofing materials, such as wood shakes. You are not bound to only shiny finishes; matte finishes in multiple colors are available.

Longevity

Metal roofs are longer lasting than any other roofing material. The metal is likely to last the entire time that you occupy your home. 

Quick Installation

With other roofing materials, it is often necessary to remove the current roofing material before applying the new roof. However, a metal roof can often be applied directly over the current roof.

Fire Resistance

Metal roofs are non-flammable. Unlike wooden shakes, the roost can resist combustion. In areas in which forest fires frequently occur, this can be especially advantageous. Falling, burning debris that lands on top of a metal roof can extinguish on their own instead of igniting the roof followed by the rest of the home structure.

Low Weight

Metal roofs are usually lightweight. Thus, they did not place undue pressure on the underlying structure of the home.

If you are interested in having a metal roof installed on your home, consult a roofing contractor in your area. He or she can advise you of the style and colors that may be suitable for your home and your budget. To learn more, contact a company like Ratliff Enterprises

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