While there are many different styles of roofs and roofing materials on the market today, metal roofing has a whole host of benefits to consider for your next project.
Metal roofing includes, but is not limited to, the following types of materials:
- Corrugated Metal
- Metal Tile
- Metal Slate
Metal for roofs typically comes in sheets or panels. They are designed to be installed using screws or through a method called standing seam, in which the panels are fastened together.
While the variety of material options and designs is a benefit in itself, our team at Alpine Roofing Construction have put together our own list of benefits for choosing a metal roof.
Metal Roofs Are Durable
Regardless of the type of metal used on a roof, metal is simply a tough material. Metal roofs are extremely durable and are strong. They stand up to the elements and are extremely popular in areas where severe weather and hail are issues.
Metal roofs are also a great choice in areas of heavy snow and ice. Their design alone is such that the accumulation of snow is low because snow tends to slide off a metal roof rather than layer on top.
Metal Roofs Are Beautiful
Metal roofs are a type of aesthetic home and building design that is going to last through the ages. They have been around for centuries and are not going out of fashion any time soon. Home and business owners who choose a metal roof for their building will be adding huge curb appeal and potential resale value to a property.
Metal Roofs Are Resistant
While we discussed the durability to the elements above, metal roofs are also resistant to a host of other things that can cause problems to a building and investment. Not only are they resistant to wind, rain, hail, and snow, but metal roofs are also proven to be resistant to fire, mold, mildew, and rust.
Most types of metal roofs are installed with a special coating to prevent rust, for example, so they look shiny and new for years if taken care of correctly. Copper, on the other hand, has natural oxidizing properties, so it does not rust at all but changes to a beautiful green color over the decades.
Metal Roofs Are Low Maintenance
Due to their simple panel and sheet design and their tough material, metal roofs do not need the same level of attention and repair as other types of roofs. When well installed, metal roofs require minimal repairs, and if a repair is needed, it is fairly simple to replace panels, solder patches, and match designs and colors.
Many types of metal roofs can be painted in a variety of colors and shades as well and are sealed for maximum performance. Over the years, a brand new coat of paint can be applied to totally change the look and feel of a home or building, or the same color can be used for touch-ups. It’s that easy.
Regardless of their low maintenance, it is still highly recommended to inspect metal roofs regularly just in case. When a metal roof is well maintained, it can easily last the lifetime of a home or building (see the last point).
Metal Roofs Are Green Roofs
Metal roofs are environmentally friendly in a number of ways. They are typically made from a high percentage of recycled materials, and they themselves can be recycled again.
Metal roofs also save home and business owners a large sum of money in electrical bills because they reflect solar heat and light. This means a building is not absorbing as much heat when compared to other roofing materials, and an air conditioner does not need to work as hard to keep a building cool. Owners will note an immediate difference in their air-conditioning bills with a metal roof vs. another type of roof.
Metal Roofs Last a Long Time
When properly installed, maintained well, and inspected annually to catch problems before they happen, metal roofs have some of the best longevity of any roofing material on the market.
It is often said that the metal roof can actually outlive a home or building. There are even some historic metal roofs that have been around for hundreds of years, and specialists in restorations keep these beautiful roofs strong and safe.
The short of it is that a metal roof is worth the investment in the long run.
Serving Dallas & Fort Worth
At Alpine Roofing Construction, we specialize in metal roofing installation and repair, but we also offer a variety of other roofing materials. In addition, our dedicated and professional team provides a range of residential and commercial roofing services, gutters and drainage system solutions, and solar system installations.
Contact us to book an appointment and discuss your next roofing project. We have been serving the residents of Dallas and Fort Worth since 1999 and are a trusted member of the Better Business Bureau.