Should You Install Metal Roofing?

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Looking at a roofing makeover? Depending on your budget and style preferences, many different material options exist. One popular option to consider is metal roofing. Metal roofs give your home a clean, polished look and have a long life without costly maintenance.

Should You Install Metal Roofing?

Pros include:

  • A long life of 40-70 years
  • Impact and wind resistance up to 140 miles per hour
  • Fire resistant
  • Reflects UV and light rays from your home, reducing cooling costs by 10-25%
  • Can be made from recycled material and can be recycled in the future, making metal a sustainable material

While metal roofing has many pros, it has a few drawbacks. First, they are more expensive than asphalt shingle roofing. However, if you can afford the initial investment, they will last three times as long as traditional materials. Some people feel like rain, hail, and wind can be much louder with a metal roof than with shingles, but insulation in the attic can help reduce this sound conduction.

While metal roofing is generally a very low-maintenance material, it is important to keep up with visual inspections and maintenance. Metal roofing is attached in long sheets with washers and fasteners. As the metal expands and contracts, the screws can wear or dislodge with time. Regular inspections can catch any problems and resolve them before they become worse.

The final drawback is that not all metal panels are made the same. Quality can vary from brand to brand, and if water gathered on a low-grade metal, it could cause damage to a panel. Working with a company that only uses high-quality products from trusted manufacturers can avoid these problems. We at Accurate Renovation always use quality products and highly trained installers. We can help you navigate the different roofing options and choose which one is best for your home and budget.