Metal roofs have become more and more popular over the last decade or so. It’s no wonder, as these roofs have many benefits to both homeowners and business owners. These roofs hold up better compared to asphalt, clay or tile roofing. Let’s discuss a few reasons why metal roofing is so great.
Most common roofing materials have a lifespan of 10-20 years. Metal roofs, if installed correctly, can last 40-70 years! The most important part of ensuring the lifespan of your metal roof is making sure it’s sealed correctly. If it is, it will keep out all moisture. Metal roofs can also withstand the elements, such as high winds, snow, and high heat.
Another great perk of a metal roof is they are significantly lighter than other roofing materials. Many buildings today are considered “lightweight” and therefore have certain limitations placed upon them as to how much weight they can hold. Tile roofs can weigh 7.5 lbs per square foot, concrete roofs weigh in at approximately 9.5 lbs per square foot, and metal roofs weigh in at just .5-1.5 lbs per square foot. What a difference! This makes them very versatile and desirable for almost any application.
Ease of Installation
Metal roofs are fast and simple to install. The metal will come in large panels, which are typically 12-36 inches wide. This helps to make the installation process much quicker. Also, some metal roofs can be installed over existing roofs, which saves you from the cost and time of removing the existing roofing materials!