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Benefits of Metal Roofing
Here at Austin Metal Roofing, we are always getting questions as to why people should switch. It is, after all, a very costly, if worthwhile, endeavor. As such, here is a list of reasons as to why you should switch to a metal roof.
Interested In Metal Roofing?
Metal roofing is an old piece of work and has graced the homes of many an estate. From ancient times to modern day, everything from copper to steel has been used and its strength has been time and time again. There is no better roofing option than hard and comforting steel. Why you might ask? Simple, it’s proven.
Metal roofing is quality. Unlike the now popular asphalt roofing shingles, metal roofing carries a lifetime guarantee. Made popular only for its sheer ease of installation and cheapness in comparison, asphalt roofing is the inferior to metal in every sense. Lasting longer, harder to damage, easier to repair and far more reliable, metal roofing is simply the best. We here at Austin Metal Roofing guarantee it.
Why Should You Use It?
Stronger, harder, longer lasting and available in a variety of styles, metal roofing is well worth every cent. While the initial cost turns many a customer off, metal roofing is cheap in the long run. One of the metal roofs many pros is its long-lasting nature. While some roofing materials need replacing after a decade or two, metal roofing has a lifespan of anywhere from 40 to 80 years. This is, of course, depending on the weather in your region, but metal roofing has been proven to stand the test of time.
An example can be made of a St. Mary’s Cathedral, known as Hildesheim (Germany), had a copper metal roofing system installed on it in 1280 A.D. Currently, that very same roofing system is still in perfectly usable order. Now faded green, the cathedral is not the only example that can be made. From Roman’s Pantheon to Victorian manors and homesteads, metal roofing has never failed to protect their owners from the elements.
Asphalt roofing has a tendency to heat up a lot. They also cool down quite slowly and this causes an increase in the temperature in the surrounding areas. This can make homes unbearably hot in sunny summer and annoyingly cold in winter. Metal roofing, on the other hand, is considerably more thermally dynamic. Metals heat quicker and cool quicker, with metal roofing made of aluminum reflecting a large amount of the sun’s heat away. This means that your home stays cooler in summer while being better insulated in the winter.
Install it once and forget it exists. Metal roofing lasts longer than any other roofing type and requires very little to no maintenance. With the average lifespan being about 60 or so years, it is a payment you only ever have to commit to one time. More expensive materials are known to last centuries, with copper being the best example. While it may lose its sun-kissed luster, the material is known for standing the testament of time.
There are a whole host of materials to choose from. Ranging from galvanized steel to copper and even aluminum, every material brings something new to the table. Steel, for example, is stronger than aluminum, but not as heat reflective. Copper is the most expensive while zinc is the most corrosive resistant and has great malleability. Each can be used in a variety of ways and each carries its own benefits. Our experts at Austin Metal Roofing are more than willing to help potential customers make an informed and complete choice. No need for wasting money on copper when steel will work just fine.
Decreases Your Insurance Costs
As metal roofing is far more durable and long lasting, insurance companies are well aware that metal roofed homes are less likely to be damaged. As such, many companies actually smile favorably on metal roofed homes and offer reduced premiums.