Why You Should Be Thankful For Your Metal Roof

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Why You Should Be Thankful For Your Metal Roof

We may be past thanksgiving, but there is one thing you should be thankful for all year round: your metal roof!

Yes, we here at Garvin Construction are passionate about metal roofing, and we know that choosing a metal roof for your home offers benefits you will appreciate for many, many years.

So, here are the reasons why you should be thankful for your metal roof:

Your metal roof will last you a long time

As a general rule, a new traditional asphalt and shingle roof can be expected to last anywhere between 10 and 20 years, with necessary repairs and upkeep.

By contrast, a new metal roof will last much, much longer. By choosing a metal roof, you can be thankful that you won’t have to replace it for as long as 40 – 70 years!

 

It’s tough

Metal roofs are tough and durable. This means that metal roofing often requires less upkeep and repairs compared to other roofs.  For example, metal roofs allow snow and rain to fall off them very easily, meaning that costly ice dams are often prevented from forming.

Also, although many people worry that a metal roof is more likely to attract lightning, this is actually not true. A metal roof is no more or less likely to get struck by lightning than any other roofing material is. In fact, if your house is unlucky enough to be hit by lightning, a metal roof will disperse the energy equally across the roof, reducing the risk of serious damage or fires.

 

It is energy efficient

Metal roofs are often much more energy efficient than roofs made from more traditional materials. The metal helps reflect heat and solar radiation away from your home, helping to keep it cool in summer. Meanwhile in winter, it helps keep the heat inside the house.

So, having a metal roof on your home means that you don’t have to run your HVAC as hard to keep you cool in summer or warm in winter. This could save you money on your energy bills, giving you something to be thankful for every year.

 

It makes your home look great

Metal roofs were originally thought to be just for industrial or agricultural buildings, but that thinking is well and truly old fashioned.

Today, metal roofing comes in a wide variety of different styles, plus there are countless finishes and paint colors to choose from so you are sure to find a style that makes your home look its best for many years to come.

 

It could even add value to your home

Because metal roofs are more energy efficient, tougher and longer lasting than traditional asphalt and shingle roofs, they have been found to actually add value to your home. So, not only will you be saving money year on year, you’ll be improving the resale value of your house as well.

If this list has made you wish you had a metal roof to be thankful about, visit Garvin Construction Wilkes now!