Many homeowners are discovering the advantages of having a metal roof installed on their home. While asphalt shingles were one of the most common roofing options for over 100 years, metal roofs are gaining in popularity in today's market. Metal roofs have a number of important advantages. However, homeowners should know that these roofs require a higher initial investment than traditional shingle roofs.
When considering the overall cost of a particular roofing system, it is essential to not only factor in the cost of materials and installation, but also the expected lifespan of the roof, its energy efficiency and even maintenance costs.
A Houston roofing contractor can install a metal roof that is both energy efficient as well as easy to maintain. Additionally, because a metal roof will last much longer than traditional asphalt shingles, most homeowners find that the prorated cost over the lifespan of the roof makes metal panels or shingles a very cost effective investment.
Of course, one of the biggest advantages for homeowners is that metal roofs are available in so many different styles. One can choose from standing seam panels or from the vast array of design styles available in metal shingles. Metal shingles are often manufactured to replicate the look of other roofing systems. For example, there are metal shingles that look like thatch, ceramic tile, Spanish tile, slate or even fiberglass shingles.
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With so many options available, homeowners can find a metal roof that meets the design style that best suits their home and neighborhood.
If the homeowner chooses to reroof, metal roofs can be easily installed over an existing asphalt shingle roof. Many roofing contractors recommend removing old shingles and starting with a clean roof deck, but this is not always necessary. For homeowners who want to save a little money, reroofing with metal shingles or standing seam panels might be a good option.
Another excellent advantage that metal roofs can offer is their energy efficiency. The hot summer sun can quickly heat up a home, causing air conditioning systems to work hard to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. However, metal roofs can reflect heat and help keep a home cooler. This can significantly lower a homeowner's summer cooling bills.
Lastly, many homeowners are concerned about the environment, and choosing a green, environmentally friendly roofing system is a great way to reduce the amount of materials that eventually end up in the local landfill. Metal roofs are recyclable and offer an excellent option for roofing a home while still being environmentally friendly.