When a homeowner or business owner consider updating their roof or selecting a roofing material when building, it's likely that asphalt shingles come to mind. While shingles are an option there is an option that may work better for your home or building. Metal roofing is rising in popularity and may be the right choice for you. Check out some of the reasons why you should consider a metal roof.
1. Long Lasting
Compared to asphalt shingles, a galvanized metal roof will provide a homeowner or business owner with a lifespan of between 30 and 50 years if it is properly maintained. A roof made of asphalt shingles has a lifespan of between 15 and 25 years. Regardless of which type of roof you've chosen, you or a trusted roofing contractor should inspect it at least once a year for signs of damage.
The weather wreaks havoc on asphalt shingles. Strong winds can bend and break shingles or even rip them from the roof. The strong rays of the sun can dry shingles out making them brittle. Hail can dent asphalt and highlight weak areas. Metal roofs are made of panels or sheets which makes them more likely to resist the effects of wind. The effects of rain, snow and the sun are also less likely to affect a metal roof.
3. Many Choices
Metal roofs come in a variety of different choice that offers homeowners and business owners the ability to customize the way their property looks. Early metal roofs were often made of lead, tin and copper. Copper offers superior resistance to corrosion as well as shielding from lightning and radio frequencies. Galvanized steel is coated with both heavy duty paint and a zinc coating to minimize the potential for rust.
4. It's Recyclable
Having your roof replaced is a huge job with lots of wasted materials. Even if you are simply having a portion of your roof repaired, there is a great deal of material that must be thrown away. A metal roof is often able to be recycled which reduces the amount of waste.
C & T Siding is your western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota siding, window and roofing contractor. Since 1987, we have provided top quality home improvement services, including a variety of roofing options, to our friends and neighbors in the area. Call us at 651-483-6146 for questions or to schedule your free estimate.