You’d be surprised at how beneficial it is to install a metal roofing system on your home or business in Greeley. In fact, Sorensen Roofing & Exteriors shares the benefits of metal roofing below. Make sure to give us a call today if you’re interested in getting a metal roof quote.
Metal Roof Benefits
Metal roofing is a material that’s been proven to last more than 50 years, if maintained properly. When you look at your common roofing material like asphalt shingles, you get lifespans in the 10-20 year range, which is less than half the lifespan of a metal roof. What’s more about metal roof longevity, it doesn’t need a whole lot of maintenance.
Metal roofing for your home or business in Greeley needs very little maintenance to upkeep. For example, your asphalt shingle roof will need quarterly maintenance, at a minimum, to upkeep for the next 10-20 years. This can cost you a lot of time and money. With metal roofing, though, you only need to maintain it once or twice per year. This does not include your biannual roof inspections. When you look at upfront costs, metal roofing may look more expensive now, but it costs you much less over time. Consider replacing your asphalt roof once before ever needing to replace your metal roof. The cost of two asphalt roofs is much more than a single metal roof. Do the math.
#3. Custom Style and Design
Not many people consider the color of their roofs. But the color of your roof adds a lot to your curb appeal, energy efficiency, and ease of replacement. Asphalt shingles have maybe two-dozen colors you can choose from — but the colors aren’t as distinctive as metal roofing colors. Metal roofing systems offer dozens of color options to match or contrast your home or business. What’s more, the color of metal you choose can directly affect energy efficiency. While metal already reflects a percentage of the light that hits it, choosing a specific color can help with efficiency even more. Choose metal if you want more color options.
#4. Fire resistant
Did you know that metal roofing systems are fire resistant? It’s a surprising benefit of metal roofing. While asphalt roofing can catch fire and add to the disaster, metal roofing does not catch flame. Fire resistance is a great benefit to have for insurance purposes and just plain peace of mind. House fires do not happen often, but if your roof can help reduce the damage, why not invest in it?
#5. Energy Efficiency
You read about above how colors can help with energy efficiency. This is a small percentage of how metal roofs are efficient. The majority of that percentage comes from metal roofing systems reflecting light away from the home. Instead of absorbing it like other roofing materials, metal roofing shields your home from light, which may keep the temperature of your attic and upstairs a few degrees cooler.
#6. Light Weight. High Durability.
Do you know how much your current roof weighs? Imagine cutting that weight in half. That’s about how much metal roofing systems weigh. And they have the durability and strength of nearly 1.5 asphalt roofs. Reduced weight plus increased strength equals a safer home. In Colorado, we can get some heavy snow storms during the winter months. A roof that’s more durable and stronger than the average roofing material gives you the peace of mind that those you care about, whether in your home or at your business, are safe from the elements.
#7. Wind Resistance
It’s no surprise that roofs take a beating when it comes to the Colorado wind. The wind in Colorado can reach speeds in excess of 100 mph. In some cases, the wind may blow harder. A roof takes the brunt of that wind damage, keeping itself attached to your home or business. Even winds as low as 25 mph have been shown to take installed roofing material off roofs. This is not the material’s fault. However, if you want to add an extra layer of security to your roof, go for metal roofing. Metal roofing systems utilize interlocking panels, so that the wind, 1. Cannot get beneath the panel to pull it up, and 2. The roof interlocked is one piece. Maximum wind resistance achieved.
#8. Environmentally Friendly
Last and certainly not least, metal roofing systems are environmentally friendly. Many metal roofing systems are manufactured from recycled materials. If you’re an advocate for eco-friendly materials, you can even order up to 90% recycled metal roofing. What’s more, in 50 years when you roof may need to be replaced, you can recycle it. How neat is that?
Why Choose Metal Roofing for Your Home or Business
For most homeowners and business owners, the cost of the roofing system is the primary concern. At Sorensen Roofing & Exteriors, we want to assure you that metal roofing is worth the initial investment. Again, do the math on a full asphalt shingle roof replacement — and then double that cost. This is the price you will pay for asphalt shingles in the single lifespan of a metal roofing system if it’s maintained properly. When you look at the numbers, it’s a huge benefit to go with metal roofing.
Are you ready to replace the roof on your home or business in Greeley? Now’s the time to get it taken care of. Don’t wait until it’s too late and your current roof fails. The cost to repair your home due to a roof failure is much more than replacing your roof before major damages occur.
At Sorensen Roofing & Exteriors, we’re here to support you with your roofing contractor search. Not only do we offer top-tier materials, warranties, and workmanship, but we also care for you and those you care for, too. We live in Colorado. We’re a part of the community. And we take roofs seriously.
When you choose Sorensen Roofing & Exteriors, you get service a mile high above the rest. Call today to schedule your roofing inspection and consultation.