Why a Metal Roof May Be Right for You

Looking for Metal Roofing in Kansas?

There’s nothing like rain on an old tin roof. At least, that’s what they say. When it’s time to replace your roof, you’ll have a lot of options to consider, and a metal roof is just one of them. Before you discount a metal roof because you don’t think it will complement your home, consider the many benefits and value of a metal roof installed by professionals like Above All Construction!

 

Why a Metal Roof May Be Right for You

First, let us make something clear. “Tin” is a misleading term when used to refer to metal roofs. Yes, some metal roofs are tin, but not all. Tin is great for low pitch roofs, those that have a drop of less than 4 in 12-inches, but the basic corrugated pattern and silver color aren’t what most homeowners are looking for.

 

Aluminum is a newer type of metal roof that not only gives the homeowner at least 30-40 years of roof life, but it also comes in many different colors and patterns, rivaling asphalt shingles in diversity. With aluminum, you can get a standing seam roof versus the standard corrugated texture of tin, and aluminum roofing can be coated in nearly any color.

 

Metal roofs, particularly aluminum, have many advantages:

  • Strength – Metal is inherently strong, and as a roofing material, if is extremely resistant to damages. Metal roofs do not incur the same damages that an asphalt shingle roofs do when they are hit by falling debris during storms.

 

  • Corrosion Resistant – Some customers are hesitant to choose metal as their roofing material because they fear it may rust in time, being exposed to the elements. However, new technologies make aluminum and other roofing materials resistant to corrosion, and with the proper installation techniques, you will never see any signs of corrosion on your metal roof.

 

  • Low MaintenanceCaring for a metal roof is easy and infrequent. This is perfect for home and business owners who don’t have time to do yearly repairs. As long as your roof is inspected on a regular basis, that’s all the maintenance it will probably need, barring any significant damage.

 

  • Heat Reflecting – A metal roof can also help insulate your home, since it reflects the sun’s rays. You can instantly keep your home cooler in the summer, spring, and fall, significantly lowering your energy costs. The sun isn’t damaging to a metal roof in the same way that it is to an asphalt shingle roof, since there is nothing that can melt or fade.

 

Metal roofs aren’t cheap, though. Materials are anywhere from $3 to $15 per square foot, making the average metal roof somewhere between $5,500 and $6,000. In comparison, metal roofs are more expensive than asphalt but less than specialties like slate or tile – a great middle of the road option that offers a lot of value for your money!

 

Let Above All Construction help you choose the best roof for your home, whether you need a new or replacement roof!

By | 2018-10-19T12:25:18+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Roofing|