Why A Metal Roof Might Be Right For You

There’s a lot that goes into choosing a new roof, both residential and commercial. With so many options, it can be very overwhelming. Each material has it’s own benefits and drawbacks. Don’t let the enormity of it all bog you down, we can help. Here’s a quick overview of some of the benefits associated with metal roofing materials. Maybe it can help with your decision.

 

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Life-span:

Metal roofs are a top contender when it comes to longevity. They can last up to 70 years or more. Warranties can be anywhere from 20 to 50 years.

Relative Weight:

The weight of metal roofs lands somewhere above the middle of the spectrum. It’s much heavier than asphalt shingles, for example, but much lighter than tile and concrete tile. Generally, it will weigh in at about 50-150 pounds per square. This turns out to be very good considering metal roof’s other advantages, such as…

Durability:

This is metal roof materials’ claim to fame. Metal roofs can shrug off a host of things that would damage or destroy other types of roofs: insects, rot, mildew, high winds, fire, lightning strikes, snow, punctures, dents, etc. Metal roofs may be the hardiest roofing option available.

Energy Efficiency:

Because of metal’s reflective surface, UV rays from the sun bounce off the structure, not getting absorbed into it. This saves a bundle on the cooling costs of your building.

 

Keep these in mind when considering which roofing option is the right choice for you. Here at Williams Roofing and Construction, INC, we offer metal roof installation alongside a host of other roofing services. For more information, please give us a call at (217) 636-8071.