making decisions about roof replacements

making decisions about roof replacements

Benefits Of Replacing Your Asphalt Roof With Metal

by Lorraine Fisher

Are you getting ready to install a new roof? Have you been noticing leaks or missing shingles? If you can't decide if you should just make a few repairs or add a new roof to the existing one, you might want to consider an alternative. Metal roofs have been around for a long time, but are now becoming a premier choice for homeowners who want something that will last. Here are a few benefits to replacing your asphalt roof with a metal one.

Longevity

A huge advantage to installing a metal roof is that it has a long life expectancy and the warranties can last anywhere from 20 to 50 years or more. This is a real advantage to most asphalt roofing or rolled roofing types that only last 10 to 15 years before they start to show wear and tear. Metal roofs are lightweight. This makes them easy to install, even over an existing roof. A typical roof job can take a few days or longer to install start to finish, but installation of a metal roof can be much quicker. In the long run, while a metal roof may be more expensive than an asphalt roof to install, it will last longer and improve your home's overall value and boost curb appeal.

Safe And Durable

When it comes to keeping your family safe, it starts at home. Anything posing a fire hazard obviously needs to be avoided. A metal roof is fire-resistant and also adds a barrier of protection when it comes to falling debris and wind damage. Metal is durable, and if you live in a fire zone or have been subjected to wildfires in the past, a metal roof is an added layer of security against blowing ash and other fire hazards that could destroy everything you've worked for.

Pro-Environment

Metal roof installation is beneficial because it's sustainable and recyclable. With a traditional asphalt roof, there are many materials that end up in the landfill and can eventually harm the environment. Plus, because during the installation of a asphalt roof you have to buy new underlayment, wood, nails, insulation and other materials, you are not leaving behind a clean carbon footprint. Choosing metal is less stress on the environment now and for years to come.

There are many advantages to installing a metal roofing system. This starts by utilizing metal roof installation services in your area. From sustainability to durability, you'll make a choice that will improve your lifestyle.


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making decisions about roof replacements

Is the roof on your home ready for replacement? If so, do you know what type of roofing you are going to have installed to replace it? Will you have the existing roof removed, or just have the home re-roofed? You will face several decisions while you work to replace the roof on your home. Scroll through my site to find a great list that can help you decide what product and method of installation will be best for your home. Hopefully, the information provided will take some of the confusion and stress out of this big, important home improvement project.