The Woodlands Roofing: Article About Metal Roofing
The Woodlands roofing professionals believe that metal roofing is among the best option for homeowners. Homes that are renovated using a standing seam metal roof can recoup between 80 and 90 percent of the money invested in the roof at resell time.
Longevity is the number one thing metal roofs have going for them. While traditional roofing material like asphalt will last for between 10 to 20 years, metal roofing systems can last from between 40 to 60 years. For many, the metal roof they install will be the last roof they ever install on their home. Metal roofing has a low lifecycle cost, which can over the course of 30 years make installing a metal roof less expensive than installing and replacing an asphalt roof.
Certain metal roofing materials reflect heat during the summer, which lowers energy bills. The key to a metal roof's energy savings are the variety of finishes that can be applied. A basic metal roof that has had no finish applied will reflect a higher percentage of solar radiation than a standard asphalt roof.
The roofing contractors from Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services of The Woodlands TX can answer your questions about residential roofing or shingle roofs.
However, if a home is in a warm climate, installing a prepainted granule coated metal roof will not only reflect solar energy, but at the same time it will reemit a good portion of the solar energy that it absorbs.
Metal roofing material is extremely ecofriendly. It is made from recycled materials, and when it needs to be replaced, the entire roof can be recycled. This is in stark contrast to more common roofing materials that are often disposed of by the ton and left in landfills.
Many insurance companies offer discounts to homeowners with metal roofs because metal is fireproof and extremely strong. This lowers the chance of structural damage resulting from things like hail, gale force winds and earthquakes.
Metal roofing comes in a wide range of styles and colors and can usually be fabricated to match the style of roofing material a homeowner currently has. Metal shingles can be made to look like asphalt shingles, clay tiles, cedar shakes, or slate slabs.
Contrary to popular myths, metal roofs do not attract lightning. In fact, if a metal roof was hit by lightning, it would seek to disperse the energy throughout the structure, and the roof would have no risk of catching fire. Metal roofing systems do not rust, they can support a person walking on them without denting, and they are no noisier than other types of roofing material.