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Friday, April 3, 2020

Metal Roof Benefits

What are the Benefits of a Metal Roof?

Boral Steel Roof installed by Kaufman Roofing
In recent years, more and more homeowners are considering metal roofing when replacing the roof on their homes. In previous years, metal roofs were typically only installed on barns or warehouses. But now, they have become a popular option for homeowners as well, due to an increase in more aesthetically pleasing varieties of metal roofing with styles that mimic shingles, tiles, and slate. If you are considering a metal roof for your house, or are just curious about their benefits, here are some advantages a metal roof will provide.

Much Longer Lifespan
One of the biggest advantages to a metal roof is the long-lasting durability of the material. Metal roofs have a significantly longer lifespan than the more traditional asphalt shingle roofs. Most metal roofs are expected to last upwards of 40 years. With a metal installation, you may be installing the last roof your home will ever need!

Wind & Fire Resistance
A metal roof will also provide greater protection from exterior elements such as wind and fire. The interlocking panels on metal roofs provide maximum wind protection and the material itself keeps the roof fire resistant from lightning or sparks that could threaten the integrity of your roof. 

Energy Efficiency
The reflective material of a metal roof reflects solar heat, preventing that additional heat from entering your attic and making your house warmer in the summer. By reflecting this excess heat, a metal roof will keep your house cooler and help decrease air conditioning costs. 

Requires Less Maintenance

Standing Seam Metal Roof Installed by Kaufman Roofing
Traditional shingle roofs require yearly maintenance, such as snow & ice removal, roof cleaning, and occasional shingle repairs to keep the roof healthy and lasting as long as possible. A metal roof will require less maintenance than a shingle or tile roof as metal easily sheds snow and ice and also prevents moss and fungus build-up. These qualities help cut down yearly maintenance costs in preserving the overall quality of your roof.

Most metal roofs are typically made of at least 25% recycled material. Beyond that, once a metal roof has reached the end of its lifespan, most times it can be 100% recycled. Combined with the much longer lifespan, and energy efficiency, as mentioned above, installing a metal roof will greatly reduce unnecessary waste.

Replacing your roof is a major decision for every homeowner and we recommend considering all the options available to you, so that you can make the best choice for your home.

If you are interested in getting an estimate on a metal roof, call Kaufman Roofing today at (612)722-0965 or Click to schedule an estimate.

~ Molly Johnson
Brava Roof Installed by Kaufman Roofing