Protecting your home’s roof is an essential part. The average American homeowner spends between 1 and 4 percent of their house’s value each year on roof repairs. A $200,000 house would cost about $2,000 annually. There are many options available to homeowners who want to replace their roof. More and more homeowners are considering metal roofs. This is due to a variety of reasons. These are the top reasons to switch to a metal roofing:

  1. Metal roofs are lighter than traditional materials. A roof’s weight can have a significant impact on the house. A metal roof is lighter than an asphalt roof. If you’re converting an asphalt roof to a metallic one, the roofing contractor can usually just install the new roof on top of the existing one. This will save you money as you don’t have to remove any old roofing materials.

  2. Metal roofs are extremely durable. Durability is an important consideration when choosing a roof material. Metal roofs can last between 50 and 100 years, according to some estimates. They are resistant to rust and can deter insects and other pests. They are better at defending against Mother Nature’s attacks such as hail, wind and downed tree branches and tree branches, snow, rain, and even snow.

  3. Maintenance will be less of a concern. This type of roofing is extremely durable so you won’t have to do much maintenance. It is recommended that roofs be inspected every six to twelve months. You will be able to see how your roof has held up against whatever was thrown at it. This will save you money and reduce the stress associated with homeownership.

  4. You can have the style that you desire. Metal roofs are available in almost every color and style today. This means that you don’t have to sacrifice style for durability. Metal roofs were just as common in the past. These roofs were made from corrugated metal sheets which are still used to build sheds and barns. You can still find that option, but the variety of options for homeowners has increased dramatically in recent years. Metal roofs can look just like slate, clay tiles or wood shakes. No matter what style you choose for your home, your roof will match it.

  5. Your power bills will be lower. These cool roofs are often referred to by roofing contractors when discussing this material. People are well aware that light colors repel heat and lighten while darker ones retain both. A metal roof will keep your house cool in the summer months. You will be able to rely on your air conditioner less and pay lower utility bills. Many people opt for bare metal roofing, but any roof can be coated with reflective material to keep your cool and comfortable.

  6. Your home will be greener. A metal roof is the best choice if you care about the environment. You will not only save energy and reduce your carbon footprint, but you can also recycle the material. Metal roofing can be recycled, while asphalt roofing must be discarded at the end. After it has ceased to be used as a roof, every part of a metal roofing can be recycled. It can also last 50 to 100 years, which means it has a lower environmental footprint than other roofing types.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers roofing in St Petersburg Fl. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978.  Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.