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4 Advantages of Metal Roofing

One of the best roofing materials that you can invest in is metal roofing, which provides a wide range of benefits for not only commercial property owners – but homeowners as well. However, many residential clients searching for options for a new roof installation may be hesistant on choosing a metal roof, due to price.

There are at least 4 main reasons why metal roofing is the best choice when compared with other roofing types – durability, longevity, environmental friendliness, and versatility.

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Advantages of Metal Roofs over other Roofing Materials

1. Durability

Metal roofing types are well known for their durability and resilience. While it is more lightweight than other comparable roofing types, it is resilient against hail. Any damage that would occur to a metal roof during a hailstorm, the damage is most likely to be cosmetic rather than the structure of the roof itself. By comparison, wood and asphalt roofing types are much more likely to sustain damage from hail.

Additionally, metal roofing demonstrates its durability in terms of flame resistance. This makes metal roofing able to withstand fire damage. Likewise, metal roofing is highly water-resistant, thanks to its lack of porous properties. It’s also worth noting that it’s resistant to biological growth like algae.

2. Longevity

Along with being durable, metal roofing is able to last for long periods of time. They provide a distinct advantage since they can last quite a bit longer than asphalt shingle roofs. Overall, metal roofs can last between 40 to 70 years or even longer.

When a prospective buyer learns that the house they're interested in comes equipped with a roof that won’t need replacement anytime soon, it naturally becomes a more attractive investment. This, in turn, can significantly boost the home's resale value, and the fact that a single metal roof can outlive two or even three asphalt roofs’ lifespans speaks volumes about its endurance and value.

3. Environmentally Friendly

Another reason why homeowners are opting for metal roofing is due to its significant environmental friendliness when compared with other roofing types. Going back to asphalt roofing, it tends to absorb quite a bit of heat, increasing the interior temperature of the home. By comparison, metal roofing can reflect the UV rays of the sun that would otherwise raise the surface heat of the roof.

When asphalt roofs are removed and replaced, the old roof is sent to a landfill, however metal roofing is far more environmentally friendly. Metal roofs consist largely of recycled materials, and are even recyclable at the end of their lifespan. Lastly, if you ever consider installing solar panels on your home or property in the future, metal roofing makes the perfect solution for taking advantage of solar energy options.

4. Versatility

Lastly, let’s talk about the versatility of metal roofing. To start, home and commercial owners alike should consider the wide range of metal roofing types to choose from, such as aluminum, steel, zinc, and copper. What’s nice about metal roofing styles is that they can mimic various types of roofs, while also providing all the benefits that come with a metal roof.

It may surprise you just how many design options there are for metal roofs. Metal comes in a wide variety of colors, and styles – and with so many options, you’ll find the perfect fit for your home in no time. Styles for metal roofing include but are not limited to:

Styles of Metal Roofing

  • • Corrugated: Metal roofing that is formed into a "corrugated" or wavy folded style.
  • • Standing seam: Wide, flat, and vertical metal roofing shaped into panels with a rib on the end of each panel.
  • • Stone-coated: Metal roofing type made of sheets of steel rolled into panels and coated with stone granules.
  • • Metal shingles: Metal roofing that comes in styles such as Spanish style and Mediterranean style tiles.

Unsure about the metal roofing type that you should choose, or have questions on what to expect for the overall cost? Contact the team at LOA Construction and we will be happy to help you! Or, check out 5 benefits of metal roofs in Austin, TX.

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Why Choose LOA for Metal Roofing?

At LOA Construction, our Austin roofing team serves the areas of Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Belton, Temple, and Killeen. We serve both home and commercial property owners and can provide recommendations for your roof to help protect its structural integrity, as well as discuss all the aesthetic preferences you may have for your metal roof.

The roofing team at LOA has decades of combined experience in the industry, and we proudly serve residential and commercial roofing clients alike with high quality installations of not only metal, but also asphalt, clay tile, TPO, flat, slate, built-up/mod-bit, and EPDM roofs. We are your local source for roof replacements, repairs, coatings, maintenance, and hail damage repair alike.

Ready to talk metal roofing? Look no further than our team for professional services! Contact us here, or check out our metal roof gallery.

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