7 Benefits of a Metal Roof
Thinking about having a metal roof installed onto your home? The first important step is conducting your research to see if a metal roof is the right option for you. Living in Baltimore, we are no strangers to extreme weather & heat, which is why so many homeowners in the greater Baltimore-metro area are turning to metal roofs for their home.
In this article, we will look at some of the benefits of a metal roof!
Metal is fire-resistant, considered Class A fire resistant. This is an important consideration for many homeowners knowing that their roof can help minimize a fire, particularly if struck by lightning it will not ignite.
Durability To Mother Nature
In Baltimore, we are not immune to annual hail, wind, snow and ice storms. Our roof are the front line of defense to the elements for our home. Metal is extremely durable to hail, and other severe weather – which is a reason many insurance carriers offer discounts for certain metal roofs. Metal roofs also do not bake in the sun like asphalt shingles do.
A major selling point for most homeowner’s considering a metal roof is the durability and long life-cycle that it offers. An asphalt shingle roof may last 15-25 years (depending on maintenance, weather or major storms and upkeep). A metal roof can last up to 50 years. That means that a metal roof can last 2-3x as long as an asphalt shingle roof. A shingle roof is a less expensive option in the short-term, but the longer lifespan by the metal roof makes it a more cost-effective option for the long-term.
A metal roof offers one of the longest life-cycles of any roofing material.
Metal roofs can be completely recycled. This is unlike asphalt shingles which are disposed of in landfills ever year. Metal is more eco-friendly.
Increase Your Home’s Value
Metal roofs are proven to add resale value to a home because of their long lifespan, durability, and the next homeowner not needing to immediately replace the existing roof.
Saving on Utility Bills
Since metal roofs are excellent insulators, you can save money on your utility bills with less heat and cool air escaping during the summer months.
Contrary to common belief, metal roof actually have numerous colors to choose from, as well as a wide variety of styles. Metal roof no longer just come in one color or style. You can customize a metal roof to fit the look and feel of your home!
Give us a call today if you’re looking to speak with a local Baltimore roofing contractor that specialize in metal roofing. We can discuss with you if your home is a good fit for metal, and help you explore options, colors and styles. We also offer metal roof repair and replacement service. For more information, visit our website www.bestmarylandroofingpros.com, or call us today to set up a free consultation or inspection!