3 Important Features of Metal Roofs

By Stacy Mellete

When several homeowners ask their local contractors for residential metal roofing installation, recent trends have shown that they favor metal roofs. Although it’s not as commonly used as asphalt or wood, it contains three distinct features that make it better.

Today, we give you a rundown of each and how they help your house.

  1. Lightweight Material- Unlike asphalt shingles or bricks, metal is relatively lighter. You can carry the same amount of metal material per square (about 100 feet) and it would weigh about 200 pounds lighter than other materials. This makes it easy to transport and install, since it won’t take as long to place it properly. It also means you can trim it to any shape or design without spending extra for having it fit your house during installation.

  1. Incredible Durability– While a residential metal roof may weigh much less than concrete, you’d be surprised to find out that metal is just as durable. When it is properly installed, it can withstand several different weather conditions from snow to rain and can shed these from the roof easily. Metal can also resist rot, fire and insects unlike other materials such as asphalt or wood. Consequently, it will be quite a while before you will ever have to call for professional roof repairs.

  1. Energy Efficiency and Heat Resistance- Lastly, metal works well with fiberglass windows and frames because it is also energy-efficient. The material can reflect lots of sunlight to keep your house nice and cozy. This means your HVAC systems won’t have to work as hard, thereby letting you save on your monthly energy bills.

As one of the best metal roofing contractor Tampa FL, Affordable Roofing Systems has spent years installing different roofing materials, including metal.


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