If you were looking for residential roofing options a few decades back, metal roofing probably was not on the list. Today is a different story, however. Metal roofing has gone through big changes over the years that have allowed it to become one of the most popular roofing options among homeowners.
How much you have to spend on a metal roof will depend on the type of metal you’re interested in and the shape and pitch of your roof. But generally, the overall installation cost is about double that of asphalt shingles. However, metal roofing can last at least twice as long as asphalt shingles and require less maintenance. This gives you a better return on investment.
Aside from being a great investment, what can you expect from metal roofing options?
A long lifespan
Compared to a wood shingle roof, for instance, metal roofing will last at least two to three times longer, translating to an average lifespan of between 40 and 70 years.
Getting a metal roof no longer means simply installing flat or corrugated metal panels. Technological advancements have now made it possible for metal roofing to mimic the appearance of other roofing materials so you can enjoy the durability of metal with the beauty of cedar shakes, slate roofing, or clay tile.
Like asphalt shingles, metal roofing in Columbus won’t require additional structural support before installation. It is also easy to handle and install as is, allowing an installation to be completed quickly.
Additionally, metal roofing options include reliability and environmentally friendly makeup.
Metal roofing can last for decades even in extreme weather. It can also resist fire, making it an ideal option in areas where wildfires are a possibility.
Metal is the most environmentally friendly and sustainable roofing material available. Metal roofs are 100% recyclable and are made with a minimum of 25% recycled material, depending on the type of metal.
Weighing in as half as much as asphalt, metal roofing allows newly constructed homes with lighter structures. In contrast, a typical asphalt roof contains hundreds of gallons of crude oil. And, approximately 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles go into U.S. landfills every year.
Thanks to its durability, metal roofing doesn’t have special requirements for maintenance, saving homeowners time and money spent on upkeep.
Metal roofing has been around since the 1900s and will remain an excellent roofing option given its durability and many other benefits. Don’t hesitate to talk to a Muth & Company representative to see what options are available to you.
Asphalt shingles and metal roofing are both beneficial roofing options. Curious to see how they stack up against each other? Read on to find out!