Facts About Metal Roofing For Homes

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How metal roofing will pay for itself?

There are many misconceptions when it comes to metal roof covering. Homeowners either still see it as a kind of luxury good that you put over your head when you don’t know what to do with your money. Or worse yet, they think it an ugly rusting monstrosity suitable only for commercial applications. So let’s deal with those and some other misconceptions. Metal roofing is a term that covers different type of products such as stainless steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, zinc, copper and their alloys. The most popular steel and aluminum are fairly cheap in comparison to the rest. That doesn’t make them inexpensive altogether but… metal has the highest return on investment from all of the covering materials, so actually such investment pays for itself. How so? Your house’s value will increase but energy bills and home insurance rates become substantially lower. And you can even get government tax credit.

Metal roof – why it’s literally and figuratively cool to have it

Ok, but how about metal roof overall looks? Nowadays metal tiles or panels don’t have anything in common with yesteryear corrugated, rusty sheets.  There is plethora of styles and colors available on the market and stainless steel paired with modern coatings offer excellent protection against rust. Not only that but such paints are often designed to take inherent properties of roof, such emissivity and reflectivity, further, which enables installation of so called ‘cool’ roofs. Sounds great, but you’ve heard that metal attracts the lightning, right? Nope, not at all. Elevated or large objects attracts lighting, so if you live in a residence uphill then you’re at risk. However, if the bolt do hit though, metal roof actually makes your house safer allowing the charge to be harmlessly dispersed. With all those excellent properties, the only caveat that left is noise. Or is it? Properly installed, metal roofing is as quiet as asphalt shingles.