1. Metal Roofing is only for commercial buildings: This is simply not true. In fact, over 10% of the residential roofs in the U.S. are made of metal.
2. Metal Roofing is VERY loud during a rainstorm: The most common reason people steer away from metal roofing is they think it is louder during a rainstorm, this is a MYTH! As long as the metal roofing is installed by a professional roofer that is experienced working with metal roofing, such as MCAS Roofing & Contracting, the rain will be no louder than with a asphalt shingled roof. Proper underlayment and insulation will dampen the sound.
Metal roofing is a wonderful material for all types of roofs; including both commercial and residential homes. Metal roofing is durable, long-lasting, and looks awesome!
Now that we got that out of the way, you are likely asking yourself why you should install a metal roof?
One of the biggest benefits of metal roofing is their durability. They require very little maintenance and are much less prone to damage from high winds because of their interlocking panels. Metal roofs also can handle the heavy weight of snow, hail, and even are fire resistant.
Depending on where you live and the size of your home, a metal roof can save you 30-50% on your energy bill. Traditional wood and shingle roofs absorb the sun's rays. In the summer months this works against your air conditioning, causing it to have to work much harder and use more energy. Metal roofing reflects the sunlight, which keeps your home feeling much more comfortable year round.
A metal roof clearly is friendly to the environment as it reduces your energy consumption, which in turn reduces your carbon footprint. But other aspects of the metal makes it even more environmentally friendly. Metal roofing is made of a blend of new and recycled aluminum, copper, or steel. Additionally, when you eventually replace your metal roof, you can easily recycle and get paid for the scrap value.
DIVERSE DESIGN OPTIONS
There are many design options for metal roofing. You can install the traditional looking metal roofs with seams, or you can choose from metal made to look like wood, slate, shingles, or even clay. They come in every color imaginable and will compliment any home or commercial building.
With all of these advantages, a metal roof is something you should consider for your next roof. Not only are they a great option for your commercial building, but for your residence as well. Metal roofs actually add value to your real property because of the great look, low maintenance, and durability. Appraisers have actually told me it can increase the home value from $1-$2/sq foot. When installed properly, leaks are almost non existent with metal roofs.
Now that we know a metal roof on your residence won't drive you crazy when it rains, contact MCAS Roofing & Contracting Inc to discuss the possibilities for a metal roof on your residence or commercial property.