Durability that looks good
According to the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), the residential metal roofing market has grown by double digits in the last five years. Residential roofing experts report metal roofing is winning converts based on its durability, fire-resistance, energy savings, value and natural good looks.
The MRA reports non-metal roofs last 17 years on average, but metal roofs can last a lifetime. Though higher in initial costs, they can boost a homes’ resale value.
The extra durability that stone-coated metal roofing systems provide is identified as another factor in their increasing use. These systems don’t rot, warp, crack or break. They are superior to conventional roofing systems in standing up to extreme weather with a Class 4 impact rating and 120 mile per hour wind warranty. Metal roofs last two to three times longer than ordinary roofs, meaning they can last 40 to 60 years or longer, according to the MRA.
While conventional roofs in darker colors absorb the sun’s rays, metal roofing actually reflects them. That decreases the need for cooling products and also insulates against colder weather, saving homeowners in utility costs.
Metal roofing’s aesthetics also have changed, and are made to look more realistic, often mimicing natural roofing products, without the drawbacks.
This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.