What Makes Metal an All-Around Roofing Material

By Stacy Mellete

Metal is one of the few materials that suit sloped and flat roofs. Its unique set of properties strengthens its case as the most well-rounded roofing solution.

Why is metal perfect for residential metal roofing and commercial roofing applications? Affordable Roofing Systems sheds light on its noteworthy advantages:

Long Service Life

Metal roofing is synonymous with remarkable longevity. When properly maintained, it can grow old with you and last for more than 50 years. It resists heavy downspouts, strong winds, detrimental hailstones, and intense heat. Metal is non-combustible, slowing the spread of fire to help keep your home intact in case of such event. Unlike other options, metal roofing can stand up to nature’s assaults well.

Reflective Surface

Most metal roofing systems are deemed “cool”. Painted or not, they can block a considerable portion of solar radiation, transferring significantly less heat into your home. When coated with a reflective and emissive finish, a metal roof could also re-emit most of the small amount of heat it absorbs. With its ability to keep its surface temperature low in spite of direct sun exposure, expect noticeable energy cost reductions in your bill.

Lightweight Construction

Metal is perhaps the most deceivingly light metal commercial and residential roofing option. No matter which material you’re switching from, transitioning to metal roofing generally doesn’t require huge structural adjustments. In turn, your re-roofing project would be less time-consuming and labor-intensive.

Amazing Water-Shedding Ability

Irrespective of the roof pitch, metal’s ability to shed water is excellent. As a result, it never presents a major leaking potential.

Low Life Cycle Cost

Thanks to its incredible longevity and energy efficiency, maintaining a metal roofing system is easy on the pocket. It may require a bigger outlay than other asphalt shingles, but metal products can save you more money over the long haul.

If you follow your metal roof’s minimal upkeep requirements, you can minimize the need for roof repairs.

Stunning Appearance

Metal is aesthetically versatile too. Its trademark may be its sleek and crisp charm, but it could come in different textures. Available in a huge array of colors, you have plenty of hue options to round out your home’s beautiful exterior palette.

Is metal roofing right for your home in Tampa or St. Petersburg, FL? Call Affordable Roofing Systems now your metal roofing installer in Tampa FL at (813) 542-8462 to talk about your roofing needs and get a free estimate.

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