When it comes to replacing your home’s roof, there are such a wide variety of options at your disposal that it’s often difficult to determine which options are best for your property! While the most popular roofing material on the market is certainly asphalt shingles, renowned for their durability & aesthetic appeal, there are plenty of other options, including rubber roofing, for those without pitched roofs, slate for those in search of more durability & elegance, and clay-tile, which is primarily used in the South and overseas! However, one of the most popular roofing materials in the country, metal roofing, is a fantastic choice that is sometimes forgotten by homeowners in search of a roof replacement. Interested in learning a bit more about this material? Keep reading below for more information about the benefits of metal roofing!
Let’s start with the first benefit that often comes to mind when considering metal roofing; it’s durability. While you can generally expect a well-installed and regularly inspected asphalt shingle roof to last between 20 & 30 years, by comparison metal roofing can last from 40 to 70 years, making it a fantastic choice for those who are looking to install a new roof and not worry about maintenance for decades to come.
Another reason that some homeowners prefer to install metal roofing, particularly over asphalt shingles, is that metal roofing is an environmentally friendly option that is fully recyclable at the end of it’s lifespan. It also requires minimal fossil fuel use to create, where as it’s a major component of asphalt shingles. For eco-minded homeowners, metal roofing is a great choice!
Next up, let’s discuss the aesthetic benefits of metal roofing. While it’s possible to get asphalt shingles in a variety of colors, most homeowners opt for darker, neutral colors like gray, brown or black. When it comes to metal roofing however, the color options are often far more vibrant. If you’re interested in installing a bright roof as a statement piece, metal roofing will not only provide you with the durability you need, but the aesthetic value that you’re looking for!
Finally, metal roofing also provides tremendous energy-efficiency benefits. While asphalt shingles are known for absorbing UV rays and heating your attic, metal roofing generally reflects a portion of the sunlight away from your roof, reducing solar heat gain and helping to keep your home cooler in the summer months!
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If you’re ready to install a new metal roof on your home’s property this summer, our team at Mario’s Roofing is ready to assist! You can reach out to our team today by calling us at (781) 344-2420 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roofing needs!