Metal Roofing 101

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Metal roofing is a durable roofing material that has made great strides in popularity in recent years. This surge in popularity is due, in part, to some of the technological improvements made by dedicated manufacturers. Although it may not be right for everyone, metal roofing is one of the best roofing investments available for homeowners and business owners alike.

Appearance: Aesthetically Pleasing

We’ve mentioned this before, but metal roofing is no longer tied to the rustic appearance of corrugated steel. Rather, it has a sleek, modern appearance when standing seam or 5V crimp panels are installed. They come in many different colors, which hold up well under sun exposure, since the color pigmentation is added during the manufacturing process. Other options include stone coated steel, which can offer the appearance of tiles or shakes.

Longevity & Durability

Metal roofing is an extremely durable material. So much so that the average lifespan expectancy is anywhere from 40 to 70 years – over twice the lifespan of the highest-quality shingle roof. This does not so much speak against shingles as point to the weathering ability of metal. It holds up well in the face of windstorms. It can be dented and damaged by hailstones or falling trees/limbs, so an annual or bi-annual professional inspection is suggested.

Cost of Investment: Medium to High

Metal roofing is a premier product – expect the costs to reflect this. Lower-end metal can come in close to high-end shingle roofs, and can increase in price depending on manufacturer and style. Fortunately, metal always comes out ahead when it comes to a return on investment. Its extreme energy efficiency, combined with its longevity and low-maintenance status makes it a competitive option in the residential housing market.

Energy Efficiency: Excellent

Speaking of energy efficiency, metal is highly reflective, which means that much of the sun’s UV rays are reflected back before they reach your home. This helps to maintain a cooler attic temperature, even on the hottest days of summer. Its high emissivity ratings are an additional bonus, since it cools itself quickly in the evenings, when the heat of the sun is gone. This can save homeowners in Austin several thousand dollars in energy costs over the lifespan of the roof.

Contact us for more information

For more information on how a metal roof can suit your home, please contact our team at Quality Roofing. We are more than happy to help homeowners in Austin and the surrounding area.

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