Metal roofing is an increasingly popular choice for roofing material. About 10-14% of all US re-roofing jobs are done by metal roofing. They are especially popular in the Southeast, such as Florida, where there is a high risk of tropical storms.
They are becoming more popular for several reasons. First, homeowners aren't as prone to moving around as they once were. As they age, more homeowners choose to remain in their homes.
Metal Roofing Installations are the most durable roofing material. Manufacturers offer warranties of 50 years for their products. They can last up to 75 years with little care.
Strength and Durability Benefits
Metal roofs can withstand extreme weather conditions such as hail and strong winds. They are resistant to rot which makes them ideal for protecting against insect damage. They are also resistant to water, moisture, cracking, and peeling. They are resistant to mildew, decay, and fungus.
Metal roofs are fire-resistant, which is one of their greatest strengths. They are not as fire-resistant as asphalt or wood-shingled roofs. This adds an extra layer of protection to homeowners.
Metal roofing is environmentally friendly because it can be applied over existing roofs. Metal roofing can be installed over existing roofs to reduce waste that would otherwise go to landfills. Metal roofs can be recycled as they are made of recycled materials.
Metal roofs reflect heat and block it from reaching the house's interior. Because of the reflective pigments in the coating, a pigment-coated metal roof can be more energy-efficient and creates a cooler home.