on November 14, 2018 Metal Roofing

Metal Roofing Austin TX: Questions Answered

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We get tons of great questions from metal roofing Austin TX prospective buyers.

Let’s take a look at some of them now:

Q: “What are the advantages of a metal roof?”

A metal roof has some amazing advantages you won’t want to miss out on:

  • It’s extremely energy efficient, reducing energy bills by reflecting solar radiation.
  • Snow and rain both slide right off, helping to prevent damage related to weather.
  • It’s extremely resistant to fire, lightning, and development of mold and mildew.
  • It’s easy to care for and does not have any special roof maintenance requirements.
  • It just looks cool ... seriously, take a look at the distinctive metal roofs on our site!

Q: “Are there any drawbacks to a metal roof?”metalquestionscredit

There are no major drawbacks to a metal roof. In fact, there are only two we’ve heard of.

Some people claim that the sound of rain on a metal roof is loud. This, we’ve learned over the years, is objectively not the case. Rain on a metal roof is the same volume or a little quieter than on a conventional shingle roof. However, it does sound slightly different.

The other thing we’ve heard of occasionally is the brightness of the roof when the sun shines directly on it. Being highly reflective, some solar glare may be noticeable at times. A properly pitched roof, however, should not produce sharp glare for more than an hour or two a day.

When it comes to metal roofing Austin TX loves, we’d say these two issues are overblown.

Q: “Is metal roofing used on homes or businesses?”

Metal roofing is used on both homes and businesses. The very first metal roofing most people might think about is agricultural roofing, such as what you'd find on barns. However, today’s stylish metal roofs are appropriate for prestigious businesses and classy neighborhoods.

Q: “How long does it take to install a metal roof?”

A professional metal roofer should be able to install your metal roof within just a few days. It may take slightly longer than a conventional shingle roof because metal roof panels are often fabricated on site. This improves both the fit and the strength of the final product.

Q: “What kind of maintenance requirements does a metal roof have?”

Metal roofing material isn’t susceptible to some problems faced by an ordinary shingle roof. A well-made metal roof doesn’t have exposed flashing or other structural weak points that might leak, for example. However, it should still be examined by a professional roofer every 2-3 years.

Q: “Is a metal roof a good investment for a home’s resale value?”

If you want to make a property more valuable, a metal roof is a great selection. First off, metal roofing Austin TX home-buyers look for is so durable, they’ll know they don’t have to worry about replacing it any time soon. Second, it actually helps them save on the household bills. Wow!

To find out more or get started with metal roofing, contact Longhorn Roofing today.

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