When building a new home or replacing an existing roof you will be considering what kind of roof to install. There are plenty of choices but one you might not have considered is a metal roof. There are plenty of reasons why it’s a good choice and it’s no coincidence that the popularity of this style of roofing is on the increase. We’ll tell you a little more about it here:
Metal roofs are built to last and may never ever need replacing! Other materials can decay over time and incur large maintenance bills, but once a metal roof is on your house you can stop worrying about it altogether. They are expected to last at least 50 years which is significantly more than any other type of roofing. These kinds of roofs are really resistant to weather and won’t leak – water just drains off them. Heavy snow just slides off and high winds won’t get to them either. So they are suitable for every sort of climate.
They are also highly economical, being extremely energy efficient and low on maintenance bills. In addition to that they are very environmentally friendly – imagine how many tiles finish up in landfills after they have served their purpose. Because metal roofing has a much longer lifespan it reduces a lot of waste, freeing up lots of much-needed space in the landfill sites.
The value of your home may be significantly increased by fitting a metal roof as it is a very attractive prospect to buyers. The fact that they may never face any bills connected with the roof during the time of them living there is extremely tempting – most people know only too well the cost of repairs to roofs. The roof is one of the biggest things that people take into account when choosing a new house.
And the Concerns?
Of course there are some things that cause people to worry about metal roofs too. The main one is the initial cost – it certainly costs more to install than other forms of roofing. When you spread that cost over the years of its life it becomes a lot more cost-effective but the initial outlay can still put people off.
The other main worry is that it won’t be in keeping with the rest of the house. The words ‘metal roof’ conjure up images of bleak industrial units! However the truth is that metal roofs come in many forms and you can choose your colour and style. Some metal roofs are made to look like tiles or shingles so they can actually look quite attractive.
If you are tempted by a metal roof then the best thing to do is to go and have a look at some other houses that already have one fitted. Do lots of research online and see what people are saying in the forums. It can be a really great choice for your house and once it’s fitted you’ll enjoy not ever having to worry about repairing or replacing your roof again – it’s a huge weight off your mind!
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