5 Reasons Metal Roofs Rock On Tiny Houses

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Tiny house living is a new twist on the American dream and it is taking the country by storm. While their size is dramatically smaller than the average home in the United States, so is the cost to build them. When you are building something so small, making wise choices for both style and practicality is imperative. Metal roofing fits both these needs and more. 

1. Durability: When you invest in a tiny house, you want it to last. When you choose metal roofing, you are guaranteeing the longevity of your roof. In fact, metal roofing can last 40 to 60 years, up to four times longer than traditional roofing. Knowing that your roof will stand the test of time is invaluable.

2. Recyclable: When you need to re-roof your tiny house, the old metal roofing is completely recyclable. It can be turned in to any local scrap metal dealer for money and then melted down for reuse in another project. You won't be clogging up a landfill with your construction waste. 

3. Color: If you want to add vivid color to your tiny home's roof, investigate metal roofing options. Asphalt shingles have a few color options, ranging from dark black to bright green, but, when it comes to dramatic color, metal roofing has virtually unlimited options. From a bright blue standing seam roof to untreated copper shingles that age to a classic verdigris patina, you can install a metal roof in almost any color of the rainbow.

4. Quiet: While some people may like the pitter-patter of rain on a metal roof, most people have difficulty sleeping through the noise. This would only be amplified in a tiny house where most owners sleep in a loft with the roof just inches from their head. Metal roof manufacturers heard the feedback and now include additional solid sheathing to help deaden the sound. In fact, home improvement expert Bob Vila states that metal roofing is now one of the quieter types of roofing to install on your home. 

5. Style Options: When most people picture metal roofing, they imagine the traditional standing seam roofs. While standing seam is classically beautiful, there are so many more options available today. Metal roofing products are also designed to look like traditional asphalt shingles, rustic cedar shakes, and even cylindrical clay tiles. This allows you to have the look you love in a product that is made to last for decades to come. 

For more information on metal roofing, contact a company like BCI Metal Roofing.

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