Missed out on metal roofing this summer? It’s not too late.
Metal roofing works all year around to reduce your energy bills, keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Although the benefits can be felt any time, summer is when the cooling effect is most noticeable. And so are the savings!
If you haven’t made your move on a metal roof this summer, it’s not too late.
A metal roof’s ability to reflect solar radiation is one of its major selling points. However, that doesn’t mean that metal roofs only add value to your home in the summer. You will be glad you have one throughout the fall and winter seasons, too.
Let’s consider some of the reasons why:
1. Metal Roofing is Highly Resistant to Snow and Ice
As the weather gets colder, ice dams are one of the most dangerous hazards that can develop on the average shingle roof. An ice dam is an ice build-up on the eaves of a home. It’s caused by melting snow that re-freezes. This uneven weight on the roof becomes a huge leak risk.
Both the slope and materials of a metal roof resist the development of ice dams. Plus, most metal roofs don’t have conventional gutters, another weak spot that leads to roof damage when clogged by ice or debris. All in all, a metal roof is much less likely to leak than a shingle one.
2. Metal Roofing is Better During Windstorms than Shingle
Metal roofing consists of large, sturdy panels that offer significant resistance for even tough Texas wind storms. On the other hand, individual shingles are easily blown away with sustained winds. That creates weak points that can easily spring leaks in the future.
A full anti-wind protection plan should include other elements, such as storm shutters on windows. In general, though, your roof is the most important aspect of ensuring the structural strength of your home. A metal roof will protect your family and your investments.
3. Metal Roofing Lasts (and They’re Even Recyclable)
If you’re looking for a permanent solution to a house’s roofing needs, then a metal roof is about as good as it gets. Most shingle roofs last about 30 years. Some of the newest ones may last closer to 50 years with regular care, but the odds are against you.
On the other hand, metal roofing should be expected to last around 75 years. This solution is the best when you want to maintain the house and pass it on to future generations. When the roof finally reaches the end of its functional life, you can easily recycle it.
In fact, it’s better for the environment from fabrication to installation to disposal.
If you’ve been thinking about a new metal roof for your home, don’t wait until summer rolls around again. An experienced roofing team will provide you with a professional installation and a roof you can count on. Contact Austin Longhorn Roofing to find out more today.