When it comes to choosing between traditional asphalt roofing and a state-of-the-art energy efficient, permanent metal roofing solution, savvy consumers are upgrading to metal. Here’s why metal has the edge:
Some consumers have shied away from investing in a beautiful metal roof, simply because the upfront investment is more than asphalt. This may be true, but when homeowners become educated, they learn that a metal roofing solution will provide them with a substantial savings of time and money over the lifespan of the roof.
Metal offers superior weather resistance. Metal roofing material can last over 100 years. For this reason alone, it’s not surprising that metal roofing warranties are substantially longer than those offered from asphalt roofers. The longevity of asphalt roofing have been trending in a downward spiral over the last two decades. This is mainly due to a rise in oil prices and a resulting reduction in the costly petroleum materials that used to make help the roofs last longer. Asphalt shingles just aren’t what they used to be.
When it comes to extreme weather, like we get in Michigan, nothing will beat the strength and durability of metal. Metal ofhas the edge when it comes to leak prevention. No rot, no mold, no mildew, no leaks! Wind resistance is superior. And of course, metal is virtually fireproof. When it comes to being tough and being safe, inferior asphalt materials are not even in the same league as metal. Here’s more good news for metal roofing investors. Many home owners are offered reductions in insurance premiums after installing a metal roof.
Metal reflects heat and helps keep houses cooler in the summer. This saves money! Plus, metal roofing contains high, recycled content and is itself recyclable.
The U.S. manufactures and disposes of about 11 million tons of asphalt shingles per year. 10 million tons is from installation scraps and tear-offs from re-roofing. EPA studies indicate that shingle waste makes up a whopping 8% of total building-related waste.
Metal is the lightest material you can install on your roof and can often be installed directly over old roofs, reducing the impact on our planet and your yard!
When it comes to curb-appeal, metal once again has the edge. Let’s face it, asphalt roofing can be boring. Builders tend to select basic single-color products that look dull. Metal roofing is available in a plethora of gorgeous colors and styles that will blend into any neighborhood. Homes with metal roofing have nicest look on the block.
Here’s one that may surprise you. Metal roofing is often quieter than asphalt roofing. Metal roofs installed with solid sheathing, will silence noise from rain, hail and wind better than other roofing materials. Shhhh… it’s a secret.
The Metal Edge
Just to recap; metal roofing is more beautiful, energy efficient, earth-friendly, light weight, longer lasting, safer, stronger, and virtually maintenance free (which I didn’t even mention).
Metal will save you time and money, but you’ll need to take the first step to learn more about taking advantage of this roofing technology. Talk to one of the experts at American Metal Roofs. They can answer all of your questions, show you options and even provide you with a quote.