When looking for a new roof, you want the most durable, weathertight, fire-resistant, great looking roof you can buy. That’s why you should consider metal roofing over more conventional materials.
Extremely Durable and Long-Lasting
Compared to the more traditional asphalt shingle, metal is a far more durable and longer-lasting option for residential roofs. In fact, most homeowners who choose to install a metal roof on their home will never have to think about re-roofing again. Why not? Well, metal roofs are proven to last two to three times longer than asphalt, with 50 to 60 years lifespan for higher-end metal roofing. A roof made of zinc or copper can last well over 100 years.
A metal roof can withstand the elements for far longer than an asphalt roof. Sun or rain, snow or ice, a metal roof will remain attractive and weatherproof for a very long time.
Fire Retardant & Hail Damage Durable Material
Another benefit of a high-end metal roof is that metal is a fire-retardant material. Most high-quality metal roofs come with Class A fire retardancy rating. This can be a particularly important benefit for homeowners who live in areas that are prone to wildfires, like Colorado.
Metal roofs are also very useful in locations that experience hailstorms or other types of extreme weather. A metal roof can withstand even some of the largest hailstones with minimal damage, and most properly-installed metal roofs can normally withstand wind speeds of up to 110 to 120 miles per hour, with many systems actually rated for even stronger wind uplift.
Some home insurers will even offer discounts of up to 30 percent to homeowners whose properties have Class 4 Hail impact-resistant metal roofs.
Moss- and Fungus-Proof
Unlike asphalt, metal roofing is 100% unaffected by the growth of moss, mold, mildew and fungus — all the common afflictions known to plaque impermanent roofs made of asphalt, wood shingles and shakes.
In fact, without ongoing maintenance and sealing and/or regular roof cleaning, significant moss outgrowth can cut the “already short lifespan” of wood and asphalt by almost half! This makes metal the perfect choice for areas that are particularly prone to moss growth. So, if you’re in Black Forest, Monument, Rockrimmon or any other areas of Colorado Springs that are heavily wooded environments, metal roofing may be the perfect option for you.
Good for All Seasons and Climates
Metal roofs can help to keep your home cool during the hot weather, but they can also provide important benefits in a cold environment. They can also help prevent snow and ice from accumulating on the roof, which means that ice dams are unable to form.They are an ideal choice for cold climates.
Though metal roofing has a higher initial upfront cost of investment, it will help save you money in the long run. If you have plans of living at your house for quite some time, then it is worth comparing the cost of a metal shingle roof to the cumulative total cost of all the asphalt roof replacements you will likely need to pay for during your residence at the property.
A metal roof can also help reduce the cost of your homeowner’s insurance premiums thanks to its superior durability, longevity, and fire-retardant properties and ratings.