Metal roofs are kind of a big deal these days. If you’ve tuned in to HGTV’s hit show “Fixer Upper” you’ll understand why, seeing as the stars, Joanna and Chip, have a beautiful farmhouse with a metal roof. When considering a steel, aluminum, or another type of metal roof material, there are some things you should know. For starters, a properly installed metal roof should last as long as your house does while also standing up to high winds and sealing out water. Additional benefits include resistance to fire, insects, rot, and mildew.
In terms of weight, a metal roof is light when compared with concrete tiles. Most varieties of metal roofing materials range between 50 and 150 pounds per square foot. In some instances, certain metal roofing materials can be applied to your existing roof without having to tear anything up. Installation is typically quick due to the light-weight nature of the material.
Metal also reflects heat from the sun which helps to mitigate heat gain, giving you more energy needed for air conditioning your home in the summertime. If your roof is gently pitched, you can still consider a metal roof without having to worry about leak potential. Metal roofing materials are practically rain and snow resistant due to the way the panels interlock with one another.
If you’re interested in the look and benefits of a metal roof, get in touch with our team about installation options at 781-848-1999. If you’d prefer to keep things online, you can fill out our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!