Advantages of a Metal Roof
-Durability. The average life-span of asphalt shingles
today (since 2001) is 20 years, while
residential and commercial grade
metal roofing usually lasts from 50-100+ years,
depending on the
-Metal roofs are often used to cover large buildings because of their
high strength to
weight ratio. The roof of the new Wembley Stadium is an
example. It consists of
approximately 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2) steel
-Fire and spark resistant.
-Snow shedding: Painted metal roofs are
-Metal is readily recyclable. Aluminum and copper
roofing products are available with
over 95% recycled content. Most metals
can be recycled over and over without
losing any valuable
-Design flexibility: Some Steel roofing products can be installed
over open framing, or on a solid substrate.
-Large sprung curves.
-Energy efficiency. Coatings with high reflectivity like
Kynar with "cool roof" pigments commonly save 20-30% on air-conditioning costs
due to reflecting away much of the sun's heat.
-Most metal roofing products require very little or no
Today's metal roofing systems are built to last. Steel metal roofing has a "metallic coating" made of either zinc or a combination of zinc and aluminum. This metallic coating prevents rust from forming and is bonded to the steel at the factory. Paint is then applied over the metallic coating to provide the long-lasting color homeowners desire.
The average life of a non-metal roof is 17 years. Asphalt can require re-roofing every 10 to 20 years, often sooner. But a metal roofing system offers unmatched durability, lasting 2 to 3 times longer. Chances are good that a metal roof will be the last roof you ever install on your
A common misconception is that a metal roof will be noisier than other types of roofing. When installed with solid sheathing, a metal roof on your home will actually silence noise from rain, hail and bad weather,many times much better than other roofing materials.