Sleek Strength and Longevity
Metal, a New Roof
Metal roofs are nothing new, but in the recent years they have started making a comeback in both the residential and commercial industry. They can outlast asphalt shingles and can take a number of elements head on with ease, shedding water, ice, snow, and other debris faster than other roof systems.
Metal shingles, or roofs have a number of benefits that can be noticed right off the bat. The first being that metal has a very long life compared to more traditional asphalt shingle roofs, and weigh considerably less with no negative impact on their performance. The can withstand high winds with ease, and seeing that metal is not flammable it receives the highest fire rating of A! Metal is also very eco friendly as metal shingles are usually made from recycled metal and can be recycled again when they need to be replaced.
Metal shingles have a couple flaws to them, nothing severe, but it’s just the nature of the material from which they are made from. Metal does not dampen noise well, and in rain you will be able to hear every drop reverberate off your roof unless dampening material is installed. Also metal roofs can degrade your home’s cellular signal, so reception indoors may suffer decay. The ease of installing these shingles over existing materials can lower your roofs fire safety rating if overlayed over a flammable membrane (ie. existing asphalt shingles).
Since metal sheds water much faster than a conventional shingle, you may require wider gutters to catch the additional runoff from the roof, this will add to the already higher cost of the metal shingles.
Lastly although they can take a beating they can still receive pock marks and dents from hail and large debris, this can cause the aesthetics to degrade over time with storm damage.
Value vs Cost
Ultimately a metal shingle roof can outlast a traditional asphalt shingle without fail, and can easily give you peace of mind when it comes to placing it on your home or business and forgetting about it. The cost of his thought can be a draw back, and since metal is rigid, any beating it takes will stay on it till it’s replaced. This can cause for your home to look more worn than it really is.
The value for this system exists in its longevity and durability, and since metal can be molded to look like regular shingles, you can rest assured that your roof will will fit nicely in your neighborhood for years to come.