When you buy a new home or are looking to renovate the one you live in, purchasing the correct roofing is a considerable concern. Not only is your roof directly responsible for fulfilling the basic need for shelter and protection, but it is one of the first things your guests will see when they visit. For many years, asphalt composition shingles held the award for “Most Popular Roofing Material.” They are durable and look nice, but metal roofing deserves a little time in the spotlight as well.
At Philly Roofing, we pride ourselves on our expert residential and commercial roofing services in and around Philadelphia, and we believe that all homeowners, property managers, and business owners should consider a metal roof installation.
Read on to learn more about the benefits of metal roofing.
Metal Roofing Plays the Long-Game
Asphalt shingles immediately begin to deteriorate after installation due to damage from heat and unfriendly weather, requiring homeowners to require significant repairs or face a full replacement every 10 to 20 years. However, you can expect metal roofing to last much, much longer – 40 to 70+ years!
Metal Roofs are Extremely Resilient
As we previously mentioned, asphalt shingles can begin to fall apart after a short amount of time, while metal roofing lasts much longer. This is why:
Metal roofs are certified as UL Class 4 Impact Resistance, the highest impact rating, making it supremely resilient against hail. It is wind resistant up to 120 mph and heat and fire-resistant. Metal roofing is also mold, mildew, and algae resistant because of its smooth texture and antifungal qualities. For example, standing seam contains antifungal zinc, and stone-covered steel uses an antifungal in its adhesive binder.
The Price is Right In the Long Run
One of the primary drawbacks to metal roofing is the cost of installation. Metal can be up to three times more expensive than shingles, and the cost of professional labor and materials is higher as well. But, we guarantee that the initial cost will be worth it in the future!
- is energy-efficient and almost entirely maintenance-free,
- increases your home’s curb appeal and resale value up to 6%,
- and will eventually pay for itself because of its extensive lifespan
If you can foot the up-front bill, a metal roof installation with save you money in the future!
Metal Roofing is Green
Usually, metal roofing is made from 25-60% recycled materials, making it completely recyclable at the end of its long life. It also does not contribute to the nearly-20 billion pounds of expired composition roofing materials dumped in landfills each year. Finally, while asphalt shingles are petroleum-based, metal roofing does not encourage fossil fuel-dependence, making it an environmentally-friendly roof option.
Metal roofing can look beautiful on any home or commercial property and is guaranteed to provide years and years of top home protection. To learn more about metal roofing or to bring in the top roofers from Doylestown, PA, all the way into the city, give us at Philly Roofing a call today!