When you’re in the market to install a new roof, the sheer variety of options can be overwhelming. From asphalt shingles to metal roofing and the customization that comes with both options, you can’t go wrong with either. Asphalt shingles have long been the most popular roofing material today due to their reliability, cost-effectiveness, and ease of maintenance. It has surged in recent years partly because more aesthetic options are readily available. But don’t sleep on metal roofing, the second most popular roofing material.
Much like shingles, various types of colors of metal and formats will fit your custom design. Standing seam, wooden shake and tile, and even imitating the look of shingles make metal roofing a very versatile and appealing product for homeowners. Steel material is the most durable of the types of metal roofing you can get, but it is also one of the most expensive. Many options for finishes are an added bonus as well. Aluminum is famous for its price point, sustainability, and recyclable benefits. The life expectancy of a roof is a significant selling point, and when it comes to zinc and copper, they have that in spades. Lasting up to 100 years while also being made of a natural, recyclable material, copper and zinc are some of the best options for roofing material.
Here’s a complete list of the different types of metal roofing:
- Tin Roof
- Seam Standing Metal
Upfront installation costs will be higher than shingle roofs, something to be wary of. On the plus side, metal roofs are likely to last longer, so the odds of replacing them down the road are slim to none. Additionally, insurance companies may offer discounts to homes with metal roofs as they are less likely to face significant damage frequently. With a metal roof installed, tax credits can also be available on your home. Finally, metal roofs are so energy efficient they can save you money in monthly heating and cooling costs.
Customizing metal roofing makes it an easy choice for any building style and gives you many additional benefits. Miller Custom Exteriors is ready to help you bring to life your idea with a custom-designed metal roof. Our roofing contractors will provide you with a great installation process and a roof that we hope will last a lifetime!