Jan 18

Written by: Molsbee Roofing Inc
1/18/2013 10:07 AM 

Homeowners who want to beautify their homes for the long term while also adding energy efficiency and other benefits are often choosing metal roofs more and more these days.

If it’s time for a new roof on your house, here are the facts you should know about metal roofs.

Long-Term Savings
Metal roofs are rated for 50 years or more as compared to asphalt roofs, which are only rated for 20 to 30 years. Though you’ll pay more for the metal roof during your roof replacement, you’ll save yourself a great deal of money by not having to replace it as often.

Home Value
Home buyers are attracted to houses that are stable, solid, and built to last. A metal roof creates a strong first impression and makes your home more appealing. The fact that the roof will last for decades to come also bumps up the value of your home.

Lower Heating and Cooling Costs
Metal reflects heat away from your home in the summer and helps trap it in during the cold winter months. Metal roofs reduce attic temperatures by more than 25 percent, making it easier to cool your home.

Environmentally Friendly
Metal roofs are a great choice for anyone who’s concerned about the environment. Their long life span means that you will get more use out of them. Finally, they don’t produce out-gassing and they reduce landfill waste because they can be recycled.

Colors
Metal roofs come in a wide range of colors. They aren’t prone to fading, and you can choose the perfect one to make your home look fantastic. They’re also available in designs that mimic asphalt shingles, cedar shakes, and other roofing materials.

 

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