The roof is one of the most crucial parts of our house. It protects the entire building against cold, wind, rain, and sunlight and takes the most hits from external elements, getting damaged with time. Therefore, metal roofing is ideal for your house or office building because it is lightweight, energy-efficient, durable, and easy to install.
If you think of getting a metal roof installed but are feeling unsure, here we give you a low-down on its benefits and downsides.
Lightweight: Metal roofs are lightweight compared to tile or slate roofs. They do not add too much weight to your house’s roofing structure and the foundation, helping them last longer.
Easy installation: Metal roofs are designed in panels of 12 to 36 inches, allowing contractors to install them quickly compared to slates or tiles that have to be arranged individually and then secured on the roof.
Energy-efficient: Metal roofing reflects sun rays and helps keep your house cool during hot summer days. Therefore, you spend less energy on cooling through air conditioners and other systems. It makes them environment-friendly and saves you a lot of money.
Enhanced durability: Metal roofs are usually made of aluminum, steel, or different alloys of copper, zinc, and aluminum, making them resilient and durable. Metal roofs can last for up to 50 years and even more if maintained properly.
Expensive: Metal roofs can be quite costly when compared to asphalt and other roofing materials. They range between $150 to $600 per 100 square feet, but you can take it as a long-term investment because it requires less maintenance and repairs. So, in the long run, they won’t cost you as much as other types of roofs.
Noisy: Another complaint people have with metal roofs is that they make a lot of noise. If you live in an area where it rains a lot, the continuous tip-tap of water falling on the roof can become quite irritating. So, if you like quiet, metal roofs are not for you.
However, you can easily sort this problem by using structural barriers that reduce the drumming effect. You can also add plywood sheeting for insulation to reduce the sound.
Dents easily: Metal roofs dent easily. If anything like a tree limb or large hailstones hits a metal roof forcefully, it will dent. So, if you live in an area where storms or hurricanes are prevalent, a metal roof may not be your best option.
About DHI Roofing
We offer complete roofing, siding, and gutter services for residential and commercial customers in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Iowa. A family-owned business, we’ve helped over 5000 homeowners in the last 15 years. Unlike other companies, we have a high-claim approval success rate with insurance and offer free inspection by a roofing professional. You can fill our contact form to know more.