In recent years, metal roofs are seen on more and more homes. Why are people changing the look of the traditional style homes by installing a metal roof instead of those old shingles?
Here are just some of the main advantages:
Saves Money. Metal roofs cut heating and cooling bills. In the winter, buildings are warmer because inside heat is reflected back into the house from the underside of the roof. In the summer, buildings are cooler due to the way metal roofs reflect sunlight, reducing the amount of heat transmitted into the building.
Low Maintenance. Shingles often fly off in high winds and wear out more quickly. Asphalt shingle roofs also require shoveling in the winter, since the snow does not slide off as it does on metal roofs. With a metal roof, homeowners do not have to worry about frequent roof maintenance projects.
Green Material. Metal is the most sustainable roofing material. Usually if you decide to change from asphalt shingles to metal, the metal can be installed right on top of the shingles. This cuts down on the waste produced from your re-roofing project. Metal roofing material is also easier to recycle. Metal roof supplies are also made almost entirely of recyclable materials.
Metal roofs look great! Metal roofs can significantly add to the curb appeal of a home and come in a variety of colors. For more information about metal roof supplies, call us at 800-985-2880.