What Makes Metal Roofs So Popular?

What Makes Metal Roofs So Popular?

It seems that everywhere you look, metal roofs are popping up everywhere. There’s a reason why metal roofs are gaining in popularity both in residential and commercial properties. So why are metal roofs becoming so popular? Well, for starters, replacing traditional roofs with aluminum metal roofing can effectively keep a home insulated and cool.

Metal reflects up to 70% of the sun’s radiation and loses its heat easily, keeping the roof cool. This results in less heat being transferred inside a home. The thin, ribbed-shaped aspect of metal roofing helps to keep home interiors cool.

Traditional roofing shingles absorb heat. This heat is then released into your home. This is why a home feels extremely hot during mid-afternoon when the summer sun is at its strongest. Metal roofing gains 34% less heat than traditional asphalt shingles.

Some benefits of metal roofing include:

  • Low maintenance.
  • Extremely durable and lasting for up to 60 plus years.
  • Increases value of a home.
  • Available in many beautiful colors and styles that add aesthetic curb appeal.
  • Provides enhanced protection against fire, ice, snow, hail, hurricanes, or gale-force winds (most metal roofs can withstand wind speeds over 180 miles per hour.)
  • Reduction in energy costs by as much as 25 percent.
  • May lower home insurance rates (this varies among states.)
  • Metal Roofs are a green recycled product and are good for the environment.
  • Metal roofs are typically comprised of 25-35 percent recycled material and are virtually 100 percent recyclable at the end of their useful life.
  • Homeowners will never have to shovel a roof again. (Snow Slides Off.)

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