The Advantages of Metal Roofs

Are you in the market for a new roof? Did you know that asphalt roofs are replaced on average every 17 years in the U.S.? Asphalt roofing is made out of oil impregnated paper or fiberglass, which begins the deterioration cycle as soon as it is installed on your roof.

Your roof takes the brunt of the elements, and the sun's ultraviolet rays alone contribute to the asphalt roof's deterioration. In contrast, a metal roof won't decompose, and unlike its asphalt counterpart, a metal roof can withstand almost everything that Mother Nature sends its way.

Asphalt is not alone in this war against the elements, other roofing materials such as shingles and tile are also affected by weather to one degree or another. While wood shingles and shake roofs can be beautiful, both of these products are outlasted by metal roofing, which maintains its good looks and stands the test of time.

Throughout the United States, there are regional preferences of roofing types and styles. No matter where you live, the climate, or the architectural style of your neighborhood, there is a metal roof that matches.

When we think of metal roofs, a lot of us imagine a ruffle styled metal roof or a boring, flat piece of steel. Consumers are often surprised to discover that metal roofs don't always resemble a ruffle potato chip, and that they actually come in a wide variety of styles that are designed to blend in to any neighborhood, just like traditional roofing styles such as shingle, cedar shake, slate, and tile.

Just a few advantages of metal roofs, include:

  • They are made from 30 to 60% recycled materials
  • Metal roofs are excellent insulators
  • They lower air conditioning and heating bills
  • Metal roofs add value to a home
  • Most metal roofs come with up to a 50 year warrantee
  • They are virtually maintenance-free, all you have to do is hose them down from the ground on occasion
  • Some insurance companies offer discounts of up to 35% to homeowners

No matter what kind of home you live in, metal roofs provide beauty, energy savings, and protection for your home that can last up to 50 years. Residential metal roofs come in a rainbow of colors and designs to complement any style of home. Resistant to cracking, shrinking and eroding, metal roofing systems are designed to take a beating from extreme heat, hail storms, snow, and wildfires.

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of metal roofing systems? Contact the Tulsa roofers at T-Town Roofing today for a free estimate!

Categories: Roofing, Metal Roofs