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Metal Roofing

Metal Roofing

A high-quality metal roof will likely be the last roof you'll ever need. They are resistant to cracking, shrinking and eroding, metal roofing systems and severe weather.  But it isn't just the dependability; it's the low life cycle cost.

There's a lot more to consider than price when it comes to metal roofing.  Residential metal roofs are lightweight and available in a wide variety of colors, manufactured to look like wood shake, slate, shingles or clay tiles. Metal can be coated with any color pigment or textured to resemble wood grain or the chiseled look of slate.The arrangement of the sheets on the roof can be customized and stylized using vertical slats, offset rows, small tiles, or large sheets to suit the look and preference of the homeowner.

Energy Efficiency Metal Roof Benefits

As reported by the Cool Metal Roofing Coalition and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, installation of reflective metal roofing can save your home up to 40% in summer cooling energy costs while metal roofs can reduce urban air temperatures by as much as 12 ° F. Combined, these benefits mean less money out of your wallet, less dependence on energy resources and less general air pollution in your neighborhood and across the nation.

Metal Roof Installation

Most homeowners don't realize metal roofing can actually cost as little or less than asphalt roofing because asphalt roofing will be replaced 2 - 4 times as more often than metal roofing.  It's not only the initial cost of asphalt roofing materials but also the cost of asphalt roof repairs and re-installation man hours to compare to the typical "once-a-lifetime" metal roofing installation.

Metal Roofing ROI

Standing-seam metal roofing has a 85.9%  rate of cost recouped in the national average with up to 95.5% for homes in the Eastern states, a full 1 and 6% resale value gain over homes roofed with asphalt. And with the added safety and age you gain with metal roofing and installation job costs that reach only one half of that of cosmetic room remodeling averages or even one eighth of that of a master suite addition, you hardly deny the sense in upgrading.

Environmental Benefits of Metal Roofing

In some states, metal roofing reduces the cost of insurance. People concerned about environmental impact also prefer this type of roofing because it can be constructed from a high percentage of recycled material.  It is also 100% recyclable when ultimately removed as part of building renovation or demolition.Other roofing materials are routinely removed and disposed of by the ton in a landfill, but metal roofing can be recycled by its entirety. Metal roofs typically have a minimum of 25% recycled content.  This level of recycled content allows metal roofing to be routinely included on listing for "green" and recycled content products.

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