Metal vs. ShingleBy Stacy Mellete
Metal roofing is making the “green” grade across the United States. Homeowners recognize that metal roofing is an environmentally responsible choice. Energy-saving innovations continue to develop in metal roofing systems, including “cool” finishes and day lighting technologies.
Metal roofs reflect the sun, reducing the amount of heat penetrating the home. A reflective metal roof can reduce cooling demand by 10 to 15 percent and can save up to 25 percent in energy costs compared to a dark gray asphalt shingled roof. Plus, some are made from recycled materials and all can be 100 percent recycled at the end of their useful life.
Though metal roofs cost anywhere from one-and-a-half to three times the amount of an asphalt shingled roof, they’ll most often pay for themselves over time.
Most can last 100 years or longer and come with at least a 30-year warranty. Traditional asphalt shingles by comparison, generally last between 10 to 20 years. The paint finishes are very durable and very resistant to fading and will retain their color for decades.
It all adds up to making the extra investment of a metal roof terrific value for anyone who cares about the longevity, appearance and performance of the roof they’re buying. It only takes a little research to learn why so many people are choosing metal as their next roofing purchase.
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