Metal Roofing is by no means a new technique, but it hasn’t always been as popular as shingle roofing. There has been a recent rise in metal roofing construction, and for good reasons. There are a lot of benefits to choosing a metal roof for your home, barn, business, garage, or really anywhere! Of course, using metal is a more environmentally friendly option, but there are a lot of additional benefits.
Like shingles, there are various types and colors of metal to fit your building design. Standing seam and regular metal roofing can give you an additional way to customize the look of your roof. Aluminum is the most cost-friendly choice for the base material. However, it will require painting and is a little thinner. Galvanized steel is being used as an alternative to previous popular copper. It is coated with a zinc layer as well as paint to limit rusting opportunities. Stainless steel has been one of the most used metals for many years as it is a rust-free option, but it’ll cost just a little bit more. Emerging combination products that use steel, aluminum, and zinc are becoming more common because they have high durability and can be easily customized.
Low maintenance with a long-life span is one of the most popular reasons metal roofs are being chosen. Depending on the type of metal used, the roof will last anywhere from 30-60 years compared to 15-20 of a traditional shingle roof. Of course, you do run into the risk of rust. Treated roof metals are protected from the elements, which prevents them from rusting. Still, you should inspect the coating for any damage. If you notice rust spots, you should have the roof resealed and replace any buckling areas immediately. Around screws, where the roof meets with other metals, and where water may lay, are the most likely to be the starting point for rust.
Choosing a metal roof is cost-efficient, and who doesn’t like that? As mentioned above, installing metal roofing can be more expensive up-front. Still, with the longer lifespan and lower repairs, the investment pays off. Not only is the metal more durable against the elements, but it is more energy efficient than standard asphalt and shingle roofing. The metal reflects the sun’s heat instead of absorbing it, which helps keep the inside cooler. Some insurance companies offer discounts for buildings with metal roofing as they are less likely to face significant damage frequently.
Customizing metal roofing makes it an excellent choice for any building style and gives you many great benefits. With Colors for every home, we are guaranteed to have the perfect roof for you! Miller Custom Exteriors is ready to help you bring to life your idea with a custom-designed metal roof.
Miller Custom Exteriors has over 50 years of experience serving Canton, Massilon, Stark County, Ohio, and surrounding areas. Contact us online or call us today at 800-589-4905 to discuss your next home improvement project.