How You Can Make Big Savings With Metal Roofing Metal Roofing offers great, durable protection from the elements in addition to lowering the homes carbon footprint. Metal roofing has been in high demand following the introduction of the carbon tax, with growing awareness of how they can reduce power bills through thermal efficiency. Metal naturally reflects radiant heat from the sun, while keeping the heat in during colder weather. The obvious benefit of this is that a metal roofing system will lead to significant savings on power bills (dependant on usage habits). Some insurers offer discounts to homes with metal roofing due to their high dependability and resistance to damage. Be sure to find out if you can benefit from installing from your insurance company when installing a metal roof.
Metal roofing for homes comes in a wide variety of designs, textures, styles and colours to meet just about anyone’s aesthetics tastes. Different metals can be used to create distinct colour combinations. Metal roofing can lead to big savings due to its resistance to cracking, shrinking and eroding. It is also able to withstand extreme weather conditions including hail, frost and is resistant to high winds. The interlocking panels on metal roofing systems are what give it a high resistance and practical immunity to high winds.
How difficult is it to replace an existing roofing system with metal roofing?
Metal roofing typically remains in good condition for as long as the house, with the majority of companies backing the product for 20 to 50 years. Metal roofing can replace an existing roof system without the need for additional structural support. In many cases you can actually downsize or see a reduction in roof support members.
What are the downsides?
Metal roofing is generally more expensive compared to alternative materials; however you will make savings on engineering the support system and on maintenance requirements. Even if you plan to move within a few years the savings you make on maintenance and the security of knowing it is structurally sound make it worth the investment. Noise factors are also a consideration, as during rainfall there is a distinctly louder impact compared to typical asphalt roofs.
What are the differences in quality?
Low quality metal roofing can be susceptible to denting during severe hailstones, as aluminium and copper are softer than steel. High quality metal roofing products are generally guaranteed not to dent however. Installers need to take due consideration not to scratch he metal roofing system during installation, as it requires careful handling.
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