Many homeowners are switching from an asphalt shingle roof to a metal roof. The metal roofing industry have made some serious headway these last few years providing metal roofs with a variety of styles and options to choose from. Additionally they are known to save energy and now many come with a 50 year warranty. But are they a worth while investment from the traditional asphalt shingle roof? Nickerson Roofing will dig deeper into metal roofing systems.
Metal Roofing Options
Metal roofs have been evolving to provide homeowners with a more energy efficient alternative than the traditional asphalt roof. They now offer homeowners with the option to choose color, style such as a faux wood, clay or a slate tile looking roof and even a shingle style as well.
Energy Efficient Metal Roofing Materials
How is metal roofing energy efficient? This is a commonly asked question. The answer is that the metal material reflects the sun which reduces the amount of heat that penetrates the interior of the home. The Department of Energy claims that a metal roof can reduce the amount of heat by 10 to 15 percent. In turn, this means your home’s cooling system works that much less to cool your home. Other metal roofs have also been rated to save up to 25 percent more on the home energy bill. Asphalt shingles actually absorb heat making the home warmer and your cooling system work harder. For this reason more and more homeowners are switching to a metal roof verses an asphalt shingle roof.
Metal Roofing Benefits & Drawbacks
Now of course, like everything else in this world, a metal roof has its downside. For instance, a metal roof makes much more noise than an asphalt or shingle roof. Any time it rains, hails or has an object fall on metal roof, it is much louder than an asphalt roof. A metal roof also costs more than an asphalt roof. However they do require less maintenance than an asphalt shingle roof and they also last longer making them a worthwhile investment. A metal roof also helps reduce fires from lightning and other elemental damages. A metal roof also will require occasional maintenance such as repainting to help protect the metal from water damage or rust.
Low Maintenance Metal Roofs
Metal roofs are becoming more popular because more and more people are finding that they are less of a hassle than a shingle roof and are easier to clean and maintain. With the 50 year warranty, this makes homeowners feel more comfortable in investing in the extra cost than an asphalt shingled roof. Many of the pros and cons seem to affect people differently. It depends on the homeowner to decide if they want to switch to a metal roof or stay with the asphalt shingle roof.
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Nickerson Roofing installs metal, asphalt shingle and other types of roofing. Whatever material you find is a right fit for your home and if you’re in the market for a new roof, contact Nickerson Roofing for an inspection to get an estimate on the size of your homes roof and the cost of staying with the type of roof you have now that the cost of switching to a new material. For all of your roofing inspections, repair or replacement needs, contact Nickerson Roofing!