If you’re building a new residential or commercial property, there are some compelling reasons to choose a metal roof. Today, we'll take a closer look at why a metal roof is a good choice!
So, what are the Top 6 reasons for choosing metal roofing?
1.) Standing Seam Metal Roofing is Attractive
Metal roofs add a bit of flair to an otherwise boring home or building. Metal can be shaped in multiple ways, so there is plenty of room for a bit of creativity. Custom fabrication, in the case of Longhorn Roofing's metal roofs, makes more customization possible.
Metal roofs are available in a wide array of colors. You can choose a color that will complement or contrast with your home's material, depending on the look you’re going for. If you want your home to stand out from the others around it, or if you'd like to increase curb appeal, opt for a contrasting color.
2.) They're Energy Efficient
Because metal roofing is a reflective material, your heating and cooling costs will go down dramatically. The metal will reflect the heat of the sun away from homes and buildings, so you won’t have to run your air conditioning as much.
Metal roofs may also be up to 100 degrees cooler on the surface than a typical asphalt shingle roof. Those roofs trap the heat from the sun, absorb it into the building, and increase your indoor temperature by as much as 25 degrees.
As a bonus, it works well with a variety of insulation types, so you don’t have to worry about extreme temperatures. If you're thinking about installing solar panels, metal roofs make for an easier installation.
3.) Standing Seam Metal Roofing is Fire-Resistant
Though many residential and commercial buildings in the United States still use asphalt shingles, they are highly flammable. Their flammability is such an issue that they’ve been banned in many parts of Europe.
As one of the most fire-resistant materials for a commercial roof, you can’t go wrong with a metal roof. You’ll protect your home and, for commercial buildings, comply with local fire codes, too.
4.) They're Weather-Resistant
Even though we’re not in an area that deals with a lot of rain or snow, metal roofs are a great option for places that are. Metal holds up to a great deal of moisture, which helps prevent leaks. No matter what business you’re in, chances are your equipment can’t really handle water damage from a leak. So, save yourself time and frustration with a metal roof.
Shingles that are exposed to direct sunlight become weaker. They will curl, crack, and rip. This will prevent them from working as effectively to prevent water from getting trapped in the roof and causing problems.
5.) Metal Roofs Are Low-Maintenance
As long as you finish your metal roof with a quality weather coating, you don’t have to do much maintenance beyond a regular inspection twice a year. Roof failure is rare with metal. In the event that it does require some kind of repair, repairing a metal roof is much simpler than with other types of roofing materials.
6.) Metal Roofs Last a Long Time
Metal roofs can withstand a lot of wear and tear. Strong winds won’t damage a metal roof the way they rip shingles from an asphalt shingle roof. Metal roofing is among the longest-lasting roofing materials. With some types of metal roofing lasting up to 60 years - you can’t go wrong with the investment. The commercial building you’re working on right now has about the same lifespan.
Why build a building that will last for six decades with a roof that will only last two? There’s no real reason to invest in a shingle roof that you will have to replace three times before doing any structural repairs on the building itself?
Get in touch with Longhorn Roofing today to discuss your options or to receive a free estimate.
About our guest writer: Karstine Sanchez of Allstate Roofing in southern Florida is a freelance writer and content marketer. She enjoys writing on the topics of home decor, maintenance, and improvement.
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