Almost 20,000 houses were destroyed by wildfires in 2018. This number could have been drastically reduced if more people utilized metal roofing when constructing their residence.
Metal roofing affords many benefits to the homeowner. Read on to find out what five of them are.
1. Wildfire Protection
The most common way for a house to be ignited by a wildfire is from embers landing on its roof. Ember-wash from the main blaze gets blown by the wind and carried through the air.
If your roof is made of flammable materials, these tiny sparks will cause it to catch on fire if they land on your roof in great enough numbers. Having a metal roof makes it so your home is more fire-resistant.
If you live in a fire-prone area of the country or a densely wooded zone, this benefit alone should be enough to make you want to install a metal roof.
2. Metal Roofs Are Durable
Metal roofs are very durable and last for a long time. The lifespan of a metal roof is much longer than asphalt roofs, or roofs made of other materials. Metal roofs can last for up to 100 years!
They are also better at absorbing impacts from tree branches than conventional roofs. Metal roofs are better adapted to handling whatever nasty weather Mother Nature can throw at them as well.
Metal roofs have been known to withstand hurricane-force winds of up to 180mph. If you live in a disaster-prone area, they are your best roof material option.
3. Low Maintenance Costs
You only need to re-seal a metal roof every 20 years or so. Other than that, the only maintenance required is a thorough cleaning of the gutters every so often and re-painting when required.
When compared to the high maintenance and replacement costs of traditional roofing metal roofs are much cheaper.
4. Better for Wetter Climates
Mildew, rot, mold, algae, and fungus all plague roofs made of conventional materials. if you live in a wet climate that is conducive to the growth of these things, a metal roof will save you a lot of trouble.
Metal roofs don’t provide a good surface for mold, mildew, algae, and fungus to grow on. They are also rot-resistant. As long as you do proper rust-abatement they are great for wetter climates.
5. Metal Roofing Is Better for the Environment
Traditional roof materials use petroleum products that harm the environment during their production and disposal. They also need replacement much more often than metal roofs leading to an excess of waste.
Choosing a metal roof reduces your carbon footprint and helps you save the environment. By having a metal roof you know you are keeping your home safe from the forces of Mother Nature while honoring her at the same time.
Raise the Roof
Metal roofing is a safe, durable, eco-friendly, and low-maintenance alternative to traditional roofing materials. Even they can be a bit more expensive to install, they will save you money in the long run for maintenance and replacement costs.
If you are ready to make the switch to a metal roof schedule an appointment with us today to get an estimate. Also, be sure to check out our blog for all of your other pertinent information about roofs.