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Some real estate designs are fads or trends that don’t stick around for long. Other design choices stay relevant longer and don’t ebb and flow, but are considered timeless. Metal roofing is one of those styles that isn’t going away. Evidence for this is found in Thomas Jefferson’s house, Monticello, built over 200 years ago in Virginia. That roof still exists today! Discover many reasons metal roofs are here to stay, including style, functionality, and life-span.

4 Reasons Metal Roofs Are Here to Stay

1. Variety

Compared to other styles, metal roofing has almost unmatched versatility when it comes to designing or updating your home’s exterior aesthetic. 

Asphalt shingles, by contrast, generally offer only a few color options and, due to their manufacturing process, can vary from shingle to shingle.

With 34 different color options, you’re sure to find an option that suits your needs and helps your home tastefully stand out amongst your neighbors.

2. Energy-Efficiency

Metal roofs are among the most energy-efficient options for your home. They save more energy than asphalt shingles. A study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy found that metal roofs can deliver up to 25% reductions in cooling costs and a 45% decrease in heat flow.

By comparison, a traditional asphalt shingle roof tends to trap heat and create extra work for your HVAC system, increasing your monthly energy costs.

3. Longevity

One of the best perks of a metal roof is the return on investment, as metal roofs consistently last 2-3 times longer than asphalt or similar-style roofs.

So while the up-front cost can be more considerable, you can expect roughly 50 years (or more) of peace of mind from this investment in your home. 

Some metal roof manufacturers include a paint warranty on standard colors for up to 40 years, adding to the longevity of the aesthetic as well. 

4. Durability

Since metal roofs are often crafted from highly durable materials like steel, aluminum, or other alloys, a well-installed metal roof is more resilient to heavy rain events, high winds, and in some conditions, even fire.

Invest in Peace of Mind with Quality Metal Roofing

At Excel Metal Roofing, we know that the superior benefits of a metal roof are why they are here to stay. We are Missouri’s largest metal roof installer, with more residential metal roof installations than any other business in the state since 2000. 

When we visit your home to provide you with a free quote, we’d be happy to discuss the numerous benefits of a new metal roof in detail. Please contact us if you have any questions about our products or services.