The roof of your home is essential to keeping everything inside your home safe. In fact, apart from the foundation, it is the second most important part of any home. While there are many different types of roofs, many people find that a metal roof is their best choice. The toughest decision is often deciding on the type of metal roof that is right for your situation. Here are four reasons that a metal roof is often cited as being preferred.
If you plan on staying in your home for many years, then a metal roof makes great sense because of its longevity. Most metal roofs last three to seven times longer than the typical asphalt roof. In fact, those with aluminum or steel shingles often last 50 years while those with copper and zinc shingles often last 100 years. The result is that you will probably not have to buy another roof in your life making them a very cost-effective option.
There are approximately 5,000 roof fires each year. While these fires can be extremely costly, the memories contained within a home are irreplaceable. Most metal roofs are rated Class A fire-rated and noncombustible meaning they catch fire very rarely. Additionally, most can withstand hail up to 2-inches in diameter and extremely strong winds.
Metal roofing typically raises a home's value by up to six percent. With the average home in America selling for $275,000, a six percent increase means that your home is likely to bring $16,500 more dollars should you decide to move. Since most homes will increase in value while you own them, an investment in a metal roof actually increases in value during the time that you occupy the home. Additionally, many homeowners find that their cost of energy goes down after installing a metal roof. Many people also find that installing them also helps to lower their insurance rate.
Metal roofs are very friendly to the environment. Should the roof ever need to be torn off, most parts can be recycled for money. Many metal roofs are made of materials that have already been recycled. Additionally, since you will probably be using less energy to heat and cool your home, it lowers your ecological footprint.
There are many reasons that you will want to install a metal roof this fall. Contact a reputable dealer to decide which one is right for you. You will be thrilled with your new roof that never needs replacing.