When considering new roofing for your home, it may be helpful to consider alternatives to asphalt. With increased residential demand and ongoing industrial growth, the popularity of metal roofing is on the rise. Modern metal roofs are available in various forms to complement your home’s exterior architecture and provide streamlined aesthetics and enhanced energy efficiency. Metal roofing may thus be the ideal solution, whether you’re building a new home from scratch or renovating an existing one.
They are impact and fire-resistant
Asphalt shingles are often blown off by strong winds and are easily damaged by hail. Besides fibreglass varieties, asphalt provides no fire protection and may be subject to mildew or mould growth due to moisture collection. Metal roofing, on the other hand, can tolerate various conditions and does not risk harmful moisture buildup. In addition, it is resistant to fire. Therefore, even if a severe hailstorm causes minor damage, you will be far more resistant to adverse weather conditions.
They are environment-friendly
Metal roofs are 100% recyclable, and many metal standing seam roofing manufacturers use between 25% and 95% recycled components in the production of their products. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has recognized metal roofing as one of the greenest roofing materials available (DEP).
They might result in cost savings for your homeowner’s insurance.
When you install metal roofing for your home, you may be eligible for a homeowners insurance discount. Some home insurance companies provide up to 35 percent reductions to those with metal roofing since it is more durable and less susceptible to weather damage. Check to determine whether your policy gives this discount, and if so, how much it would be. If you are set on having a metal roof and your homeowner’s insurance does not provide a discount, switch to a carrier that does.
Your present roof may not need replacement
Depending on local building codes, you may be able to save money on the installation of new metal roofing for your home by installing it directly over existing asphalt shingles. Since shingles are not removed during this process, labour costs are significantly reduced, and it is possible to install a strapping system without compromising the roof’s integrity. Before you cover your existing roof with metal roofing, you need to have it carefully inspected for problems such as mould development and rats’ presence. Doing so will help you lower the risk of having these kinds of issues occur.