Benefits of Metal Roofs

April 30, 2012 — 1,410 views  

Metal roofs beat out more traditional roofing materials in a variety of ways. A steel metal roof doesn’t crack, rot, warp, curl, split, flake, peel, break, burn or blow off, in contrast to some of the more traditional roofing options, such as shingles.

This low-maintenance material solution is long lasting and durable - perfect for those regions that experience a variety of extreme weather conditions. If it is properly installed, a metal roof can last as long as the house and completely seal out water to prevent leaks, survive high winds and support the weight of heavy snow. It is also resistant to mold, mildew and fire.

This roofing material is considerably lighter than other common materials, at 750 pounds per square tile (approximately 100 square feet). In contrast, cement tiles weigh in at 900 pounds per square tile.

While the initial cost of metal roofing is comparable to other premium materials, an estimated $150 to $600 per 100 square feet, it is an investment in the home. The low-maintenance costs and traditional warranties offer incentive for homeowners expecting to live in the property for years.