Metal roofs used for residential applications aren’t necessarily new. But their popularity continues to grow thanks to more widespread knowledge of the benefits of these systems, as well as the ways they can enhance the appearance of a home.
According to a recent roofing study, the demand for metal roofs is expected to increase by 2.7% annually, an above-average growth rate. The Metal Roofing Alliance (M.R.A.) also reports that metal roofs are a trending style in North America. As more homeowners choose to ditch the asphalt shingles in favor of metal, here are some of the reasons that metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular.
The look of your home is an essential factor in choosing the materials and color of your roof. Fortunately, you’ll get the most options with a metal roofing system.
Metal roofs not only come in any color you can imagine, but they also can mimic clay, tile, asphalt, slate, and even wood shake-style roofs. Of course, many homeowners want their metal roof to look just like that – a metal roof. And you’ll find plenty of choices in styles and materials to suit your needs.
As a homeowner, you want to feel safe and protected from the elements. A metal roof is incredibly durable and long-lasting. In fact, one McGraw-Hill survey found that 26% of homeowners who purchased a metal roof did so because of its longevity and 22% due to the strength of the materials.
A properly-installed metal roof can last as long as 70 years and will have a considerable manufacturer’s warranty. Thanks to the durability of the materials, you can also expect that it won’t corrode or rust and can withstand severe elements, including strong gusts of wind.
Another thing driving the demand for metal roofs is the fact that they are energy-efficient. A quality metal roof is an ideal choice for homeowners that want to go net zero and have the ultimate in energy efficiency.
A metal roof is a secure and long-lasting base for a solar energy system. These roofs are also solar radiant, meaning they can reduce your home’s cooling costs by as much as 25%. Finally, by replacing your roof less frequently, you avoid adding materials to a landfill, and most metal roofs are made from recycled materials.
There’s no denying that metal roofs are a bit more expensive than asphalt ones, but as the saying goes, “you get what you pay for.” Remember, a metal roof is considered a “lifetime roof,” and homeowners are staying put much longer than they have in the past.
Whether you stay in your home long-term or not, you’ll get a roof that requires less maintenance than a traditional one. Even better, a metal roof will increase the overall value of your home and might even get you a break on your homeowner’s insurance premiums.
Are You Ready to Explore a Metal Roof for Your Home?
Excel Metal Roofing L.L.C. has been serving the needs of customers throughout the Lake area of Versailles, MO, for over 20 years. We have installed more metal roofs than any other company in the region.
If you’d like to explore the options for metal roofing systems on your home, give us a call. Our experienced professionals are committed to service and high-quality workmanship on every job.