Metal Roofing: Choice For Longevity, Aesthetics and Energy Efficiency
If you are looking to make your home more energy efficient without compromising its overall design, you should consider getting a metal roof. Metal roofing comes in various designs that can complement the style of any home and upgrade its value. It can decrease your energy costs by insulating your home during winter and reflecting heat rather than absorbing it during summer. While metal roofing looks just like ordinary roofing materials, its unmatched durability is able to withstand decades of extreme weather and will last two to three times longer than other roofing materials, making it a good property investment.
While the cost of a premium metal roof is significantly higher compared to most roofing materials, a metal roof is practically maintenance-free, which will help you cut down on future repair costs. Today’s metal systems are designed to endure severe hailstorms, heavy snow and high winds. When installed with solid sheathing, your metal roof will silence noise from harsh weather three times more than other roofing materials.
Common Misconceptions About Metal Roofing
Those who know little about roofing often get misconceived ideas about metal roofing. The following are the most common misconceptions about metal roofing:
- Metal roofing always rusts. Even if they do, this is because they battle with extreme weather all year round. Yet there are several ways to protect your roof from rust. Scraping rust off and painting over it frequently is the common solution but a short-term one. The best way to avoid rust is to apply and bond metallic coating to your steel metal roofing to prevent rust from forming and to make your metal roof stronger and more weather resistant.
- Metal roofing is prone to lightning strikes. It is not, but if lightning does hit it, your roofing material will disperse the energy safely throughout the structure. Metal roofing is fire resistant; it is a low risk and desirable roofing option for harsh weather conditions.
- Metal roofing can easily dent. They do not, even when you walk on it. Yet, damages caused by severe weather may cause dents, but these can easily be repaired if your metal roof is not ripped or cracked.
Professional installation, repair and modification are necessary to ensure quality metal roofing. Summit Roofing & Restoration provides all types of residential and commercial metal roofing services.
Call Summit Roofing & Restoration at (281) 342-5088 today for a free professional roof evaluation.