Seeing more metal roofs? Don’t be surprised if you are seeing even more in 2016. According to the Metal Roofing Alliance, metal roofs are expected to rise in popularity by 20 percent next year. So if a metal roof might be on your list of home upgrades, here are three things you need to know:
It May Cost More. At 2-3 times more than an asphalt shingles, a metal roof can be quite a bit more pricey than its competitors. The reason? Metal roof last longer – up to twice as long as asphalt, and may mean that you will never have to re-roof again. It’s the difference between a 12-15 year warranty with asphalt – which actually can be much less depending on weather conditions, roof pitch and exposure to harsh sunlight. But this is also why a metal roof typically boosts your home’s resale value.
A Metal Roof is a Good Environmental Choice. Not only is the recycled content of a metal roof as much as 28 percent, it cuts down on asphalt shingle waste – which accounts for 20 billion pounds dumped into landfills each year. Unlike re-roofing with asphalt, a metal roof can be installed directly over an existing roof, decreasing tear off waste.
A Metal Roof is Great for Snowy Conditions. Metal roofs not only have one of the highest wind ratings – up to 140 miles per hour – but also does something most other roof don’t do – it sheds snow. And when it comes to snow, the faster it comes off your roof the better. A metal roof also has no eaves for ice to damn which can lead to a water leak in your home.
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