The Increasing Popularity of Metal Roofs

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The increasing popularity of metal roofs across the United States is a well-documented phenomenon in the current year. But why are more and more people selecting a metal roof over other material?

Several people who purchase metal roofs consider the home that they currently live in as the home they will spend the rest of their lives in. generally, the life expectancy of traditional roofing materials throughout the roofing cycle is between 14 and 18 years. Regardless of any warranties, asphalt shingles have a life expectancy of approximately 18 years across the roofing industry. As the overall cost of roofing materials also increases, this adds to the sum-total cost of any roofing project.  A traditional roof that could cost $20,000 today could easily cost double that in order to replace it or extensively repair it in the future. It is generally this singular reason that so many homeowners have adopted metal roofs in order to opt-out of the roofing “rat race.” Even if someone doesn’t plan on living in their current house for the rest of their life, if they plan on staying in the home for at least one “roofing cycle” approximately 20 years, then a metal roof would make the most financial sense for them. Metal roofing is environmentally friendly because it uses many recycled materials.

Apart from reduced cost over time, a metal roof is far more energy-efficient in that it does not allow heat to pass through the roof easily. It is possible to reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 20% or more by adopting a metal roof. The more complicated a roofing system is, the more costly and labor-intensive it becomes to maintain it over time. A metal roof is a classic case of “do it once and do it right” in action; the increasing popularity of metal roofs is a testament to the ingenuity of modern roofers utilizing time-tested materials. Are you interested in a metal roof of your own? Contact us today to speak with our legacy roofing experts and learn more!