Metal Roofing is considered one of the most appropriate way of roofing because of its various advantages over traditional asphalt shingles. Here I present you with various pros and cons of metal roofing which will help you to make the right choice.
Metal roofs lives forever
Most of the metal roofs have a life spanning from sixty years which can last up to about a century if maintained well. Also, ATAS Metal Roofing is available in aluminum, steel, zinc, stainless steel, and copper.
Metal roofs depending on the material you choose could last wind gusts of about 150 miles per hour. They would only require periodic inspection to see if any maintenance is required, you don’t have to invest in costly yearly maintenance. The metal roofs do not corrode or crack even when exposed to harsh weather conditions.
Metal Roofs are safe
As said, metal roofs can withstand harsh weather conditions. Hence, they give you good protection. Also, they are resistant to any fire or lightning and do not catch fire that easily. Metal roofing in Ontario would have to undergo more adverse weather conditions than other areas, hence is the most appropriate choice for the region.
Metal roofs reduce your electricity bills
Metal Shake Shingles are reflective towards sun rays, hence avoid your house from getting warm too easily. They let your house remain cool for longer hours without it getting impacted from the sun rays. Hence may result in reduced electricity bill. Although, this may depend on several other conditions like if you have large windows in your house, then it might not be true although metal roofs are still reflecting out the warm sun rays.
Metal Roofs are costly
If you initially consider only the installation cost of metal roofs with other roofing option, it might not seem like the best option. However, when you do a proper cost benefit analysis, with long-sightedness, then you will be able to appreciate metal roofing. They are like once in a life time investment with very low maintenance.
Metal Roofs would make noise during rains.
This might seem true in case they are not installed properly. But by installing a proper insulation layer beneath it, you can reduce this noise to nothing. And studies show that this is quite impossible with another kind of roofing options like asphalt shingles.
Metal Roofs are recyclable.
Metal roofs are quite an environment-friendly for they can be recycled to be reused as roofing option. Also, metal roofs could increase the resale value of your house by about six percent. Studies show that people buying houses see this as an advantage and are ready to pay extra money for it.
How to get a metal roof installed?
You must consider an experienced roofer to lay your metal roof. You should ask him to submit the cost benefit analysis for the work to be done by him in comparison to other roofers available in the locality. They should install the metal roof with some room to breathe as metal roofs expand and contract with changing the weather and if not installed correctly, it might result in loosening of the panels.