Every 12 – 20 years, asphalt may require re-roofing, with the average age of roofing that is replaced in the United States only being 17 years.
That is because asphalt roofing, being constructed of fiberglass or oil impregnated paper, starts deteriorating as soon as you place it on the roof. Just normal weather, as well as the sun’s UV rays, add to the deterioration of an asphalt roof. However, a metal roof won’t decompose. Here are three benefits of metal roofing:
Good for the Environment and Good for Your Home
Twenty billion pounds of asphalt shingles will be dumped into United States landfills each year, according to NAHB Research Facility. If one loaded these into 40,000-pound trailers then lined them up end-to-end they’d make a line from NYC to LA, back to NYC and Chicago. Recycled content of the steel within a metal roof is around 56 percent from production to installation over to reuse – superior to asphalt. Plus, a metal roof often can be installed over the existing roof, without having to tear off what already is there.
Long-Term Metal Roof Value
Metal roofs are premium roof systems which add value to the most important investment-a house. Metal roofs initially likely will cost more than asphalt roofs, as compared to other systems such as shake or tile and less than slate. As those premium roof systems initially look good, they’ll break down over a period of time and you end up installing two or more, while a metal roof keeps offering the protection for your home and you. Indeed, a metal roof saves you money over time, as a matter of fact, many metal roofs come with a 30 – 50-year warranty.
Save Funds on Heating and AC using a Metal Roof.
In the last year, with home heating expenses doubling, you might be shocked to know that metal roofs are excellent insulators. Not just will the metal roof keep your home comfortable, irrespective of the outdoor weather, it actually can reduce your heating and air conditioning bills.
For more information on the benefits of metal roofing contact Drew’s Roofing and Home Repair at (910) 845 – 2207.