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Metal Roofs – Why Get a Metal Roof?

by Mike Powell

in Metal Roofs

Metal Roofs? Why You Should Consider a Metal Roof

Metal RoofsUsed on homes as diverse as Monticello to your neighborhood three-bedroom rancher, metal roofs provide:

Energy savings
Beauty
Protection

… for your home which can last a lifetime.

Residential metal roofs are available in a wide variety of design to complement any style home.

Offered in a rainbow of colors, your metal roof can be a traditional vertical seam profile, or be manufactured to resemble wood shake, slate, shingles or clay tiles.

By choosing a metal roof, you’ll save money and do your part for the environment.

Conventional roofing products, including asphalt shingles, contribute an estimated 20 billion pounds of waste to U.S. landfills annually (note: for this reason, American Roofing participates in Colorado’s “Roof to Roads” program), whereas (in some areas) metal roofs can often be installed over an existing roof, eliminating the cost and eco-impact of tear-off and disposal.

Many residential metal roofs now utilize reflective pigment technology, which results in overall home energy efficiency, and lower utility bills.

In addition, all metal roofs are made from 30-60% recycled material.

Many people are unaware of metal roofs’ durability and forget they can be recycled. Metal roofs once had a bad reputation for unattractive colors and a metallic look, however, today’s offerings include colors, finishes and profiles to match contemporary homes.

Run the Numbers

Studies prove that metal roofs are a means to reduce energy costs and provide passive cooling to homes. Results of energy monitoring as well as roof and interior temperatures prove “cool-roof technology” significantly reduce roof and attic temperatures and reduce overall energy costs.

Eco-friendly products, including metal roofs, are rapidly replacing petroleum-based asphalt shingles. A recent McGraw-Hill Construction and Analytics® survey showed metal roofing now comprises 11% of the residential re-roofing market, more than doubling in just ten years.

While your neighbors may re-roof their home many times, a high-quality metal roof will likely be the last roof you’ll ever need. Resistant to cracking, shrinking and eroding, metal roofing systems can also withstand extreme weather conditions including heavy snow loads, hail storms and wildfires.

Are your priorities in focus?

50 – Year Warranty
Lightweight
Fire Safe
Freeze/Thaw Resistant
120 mph Wind Warranty
Class 4 Impact Resistance
High Performance

With all these benefits, why would you choose any other type of roof besides a metal roof?

The metal roofs brand we install and highly recommend is Decra Metal Roof Systems.

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