Did you know that metal roofs can last up to a hundred years and, with proper installation, last as long as your house does?
Most manufacturers back their products and provide an extensive multi-year warranty. Metal roofs seal out water because of the way the panels interlock. Despite the light weight, metal roofing provides increased wind resistance when compared to other roofing materials. This is because metal roofing systems use interlocking panels. They survive high winds, and easily shed rain and snow. Metal roofs are also resistant to mildew, insects, and rot. Metal roofs are fire resistant—they are noncombustible, depending on whether materials used beneath the surface are noncombustible.
Did you know that metal roofs have a better insulating ability than other roofs?
They do not get as hot as asphalt roofs because they reflect radiant heat from the sun away from the building beneath. Consequently, metal roofs provide excellent reduction in energy costs in the summer and up to a 15% reduction in the winter. Many roofs are designed to utilize a dead-air space between the metal and roof deck to increase energy efficiency.
Did you know that metal roofing is also lightweight and can save on costs for engineering and building a supporting structure?
A metal roof can even be installed on top of an existing roof. A lightweight roof is also very useful for large and/or old structures, as it helps to maintain the overall structural integrity of the building. While tile weighs about 750 pounds per 100 square feet and concrete about 900 pounds per 100 square feet, most types of metal roofing runs from 50 to150 pounds per 100 square feet.
What could you want better than a metal roof that resists wind, storms, and rain; is fire-resistant and heat and cold resistant; and is light-weight and quick to install.