Metal roofing has a long history within the United States, but the industry has come a long way since the old tin roofs that topped so many homes in the 1920s. More than a century later, metal roofing continues to advance and grow as a popular roofing option. Here are some great reasons why.

Multiple Roofing Styles and Colors Available

One of the best things about metal roofing is its versatility. There are exposed fastener roofs, concealed fastener roofs, and all varieties of metal shingles that look just like cedar, shake, tile, and slate. Basically, any style roof that you can think of can be replicated by metal roofing—and it will last longer, be easier to maintain, and provide many additional benefits as described below.

Eco-Friendly and Energy Efficient

Metal roofs are considered to be the most sustainable roofing option available. Most metal roofs contain 25 percent recycled materials and the roof itself is completely recyclable. You can also install a metal roof directly on top of an asphalt roof, keeping those harmful materials out of landfills. Metal roofs can also lower energy consumption due to their heat-reflective nature; in fact, a high-quality metal roof saves an average of 40% on energy costs.

Long-Term Cost-Effectiveness and Value

Although metal roofs cost more initially when compared to their asphalt counterparts, they end up being less expensive long-term. In addition to reducing heating and cooling bills, metal roofs are far less vulnerable to wind, hail, and fire damage. This means lower repair costs, and a metal roof will also last two to three times longer than an asphalt roof. Would you rather pay for one metal roof—or several asphalt roofs?

Easy to Clean and Maintain

Metal roofs do not mildew or mold, and they naturally resist damage from termites and other pests. They are also easy to clean. Just pressure wash the roof every few years, and don’t forget to schedule your yearly roof inspection.

Education About Common Misconceptions

Another reason why metal roofing is gaining ground is that today's consumers are better educated, and realize that some of the common myths that surround metal roofing are not to be believed. For example, metal roofing does not block cell phone or Wi-Fi signals; nor does it attract lightning or easily rust.

Do you have questions about metal roofing? If so, contact American Metal Roofs today to request a professional consultation with a Greater Michigan roofing expert! You can reach AMR by phone, or simply submit our convenient online form to get a free quote.