With advancements in technology, manufacturers have created ways to make roof coverings last longer than ever before. However, there are still some roofing options that can truly stand up to the test of time. Houston roofing experts often recommend standing seam metal roofs because this type of covering is durable and will last most people their entire lives.
Standing seam metal roofs stand up well to fire, rain, wind and even hail. They also tend to be more energy efficient because they reflect the harmful rays of the sun instead of absorbing them like many other roofing options. Homeowners can further improve their metal roof's ability to reflect sunlight by painting it a light color such as white. Avoiding dark colors is a great way to improve any roof's environmentally friendly properties.
The roofing life span of a standing seam metal roof is generally between 50 and 70 years. By comparison, asphalt roofs typically last between 20 and 30 years depending on maintenance. Metal roofs generally require less maintenance than any other roofing options with the exception of slate roofs, though it is still recommended that homeowners have their metal roofs inspected by professionals twice a year.
These types of metal roofs are perfect for homes that are located in areas where temperatures change dramatically over the course of the year.
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They can handle the hot, humid climates or cold northern climates. This style of roof owes its durability to the sliding clip support that is used to connect its panels to the roofing deck. These clips allow the roof to contract and expand with the change in temperature.
Roofing experts usually recommend standing seam metal roofs to those who are looking for an environmentally friendly option. The roof is considered eco friendly because it helps reduce energy consumption by reflecting the sun's UV rays, and the metal from these distinct roofing systems can be recycled at the end of its life span. Unlike other roofing materials, the recycled metal does not end up in a junk yard. Additionally, metal roofs are already made out of 50 percent recycled material.
It should also be noted that standing seam metal roofs are much lighter than other roofing materials. As such, metal roofs can be used to cover older homes that don't have the structural support of newer homes. This means that the homeowners don't need to have additional support beams installed to handle the added weight.