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Spring Home Improvement: Why Your Home Needs a Metal Roof

The maintenance you'd have to do on your shingle roof can take a lot of time and energy. It costs money to have someone else do it, and it costs a whole lot more to have it inevitably replaced. If you're going to replace your roof, then try replacing it with metal. A metal roof requires little to no maintenance and ultimately lasts longer than normal shingle roofs. There are also many other benefits to having a metal roof, including energy efficiency, stronger weather resistance, and visual appeal.

Energy Efficiency

Homes in areas that have to endure hot summers would be excellent for metal roofs. A metal roof reflects the heat from the sun. This helps reduce the amount of heat that enters your home. As a result, your air conditioner wouldn't have to use up as much energy to keep your house cool. Other types of roofs would absorb heat. So basically, you'd be saving money on your air conditioning. Also, the energy-saving makes metal roofs environmentally friendly.

Stronger Weather Resistance

This type of roof prevents any rain from seeping in, and snow just slides right off. Not only does it reflect the rays of the sun pretty well, but it's also fire resistant. A common misconception with metal roofs is that because they are made of metal they are prone to get struck by lightning. This has been debunked, as trees and other tall items near metal roofs have a better chance of being hit by lightning than the roofs themselves.

Less Repairs and Less Money over Time

Typically, if you are looking into renovating your home with a metal roof, it will cost you less money down the road. The reason for this is because metal roofs usually do not require as much repairs over time like traditional shingled roofs do. With shingles, you have to update every so often. Metal roofs last a lot longer, and they can withstand the weather causing you to not have to pay nearly as much potential money to keep up with a traditional shingled roof.

Visual Appeal

Metal roofs can look as smooth and aesthetically pleasing as a shiny new car. These beautifully designed roofs can match any style of home. Farm homes in the country can retain its rustic look with a unique charm added from the metal roof. Contemporary homes will look even more sophisticated with this type of roof. A typical-looking house will stand out a neighborhood filled with shingle-roofed homes. According to Combined Metal Roofing Industries, depending on the brand of metal roofing you obtain, a metal roof can be coated with special, lasting paint that matches your home's elegance.

The positives of gaining a metal roof outweigh the negatives by far. The biggest thing is that it can save you in long-term costs. It's a relatively bigger investment in the short term that will save you a lot more money in the long term because of its energy efficiency. This roof will stand strong against the harsh elements and look good while doing so. A metal roof is literally built to last you a lifetime.

 

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