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The Pros And Cons Of a Metal Roof

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If you're looking for a new roof that will last you a long time and even save you money in the long term, then you should look at getting a metal one. A metal roof can last for 50 years or more and can save you as much as 25% on your energy bill, making it a great investment for any homeowner.

Many roofing services offer metal roofs but before you contact them about your new roof installation, you should consider both the pros and the cons of a metal roof.

Pros Of Having a Metal Roof

  1. Saving you money

    The most obvious advantage of a metal roof is long-term cost. A roof that lasts more than 50 years means not having to contact roofing services for a replacement any time soon. Their durability alone is usually enough to convince homeowners to make the investment. And the more durable your roof, the less money you'll need to spend on repairs. Not only that, but a metal roof can save you money on your energy bills.

  2. Fire Resistance

    Metal roofs are noncombustible. In fact, they typically have a Class A fire rating, which is the most resistant. But metal roofing needs to be applied over a material that is just as fire resistant to have the absolute best results.

  3. Easy Shedding of Rain and Snow

    Metal roofs are practically impervious to rain and snow because of the way that their panels interlock, and because their services are hard and slippery.

Cons Of Having a Metal Roof

  1. Initial Costs

    One of the biggest drawbacks for many homeowners is the initial cost of getting a metal roof. The investment typically comes in at about $150 to $600 per square (or 100 square feet), which is no small expense. Of course, they are also very cost-efficient, as we discussed earlier. But there are still homeowners that weigh initial cost over long-term benefits.

  2. Noise Issues

    For some people, the noise of rain or critters skittering across the roof can be homey and alright. But for other homeowners, all the noise can be like living inside of a drum. Rainstorms and hail storms can be especially loud when you have sheets of metal on the roof of your home.

  3. Expansion and Contraction

    Because metal expands and contracts as it warms and cools, roofs have to have fastening systems that accommodate the movements. If you don't have these, the roofing can come loose. Unfortunately, many homeowners simply see this as an added expense.

Overall, the benefits of having a metal roof outweigh the cons. If you're ready to take the plunge, or even if you still need more information, don't hesitate to contact a roofing services company.

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