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Why Metal Roofing

Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular for homeowners across America. Installing a metal roof is one of the best investments you can make as far as your home or building is concerned.

Metal roofing is an alternative to asphalt shingles, wood shake, and other types of roofing made from large, thin sheets of coated metal that are screwed onto your roof.

Five of the most common materials used in metal roofing are Galvalume, stainless steel, aluminum, zinc, and copper.

Metal Roofing
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But what makes metal roofing so popular?

As homeowners become more educated about the need for sustainable living, many of them and those that want to buy houses, homebuyers prioritize eco-friendly living in their home purchases and other home renovations. 28% of the recycled content of the steel in a metal roof is recyclable at the end of its lifespan. Therefore, this makes metal roofing a green building material. The sustainability of metal roofs are good for the environment and can help save you a lot of money.
Metal roofs reflect the sun's heat away from a building, leading to energy savings of about 40 percent on air conditioning costs in the summer while providing excellent insulation during the winter months. And they can be about 100 degrees cooler on the surface than traditional asphalt roofs.
Thanks to the new protective metal coatings, they no longer rust or stain over time. In addition, metal roofs are now available in different colors and sizes. The explosion in the metal roofing industry has manufacturers coming out with more unique roofing styles, all made from different varieties of metal.
On average, metal roofs have a 40- to 70-year life span, depending on the type of metal used, the harshness of the local climate, and the installer's skill. A high-quality metal roof should last a lifetime, so you won't have to dispose of it during your stay on the property. Most steel roofs are made from recycled content, and they're also recyclable again at the end of their lifespan. This reduces the need to plumb resources to create new materials and decreases the amount of waste going into landfills as a home building product.
Metal roofing requires minimal upkeep. Ensuring your metal roof is free from debris and once-a-year inspection for minor maintenance items such as cleaning and paint touch-up is typically all that is needed to keep your metal roof in tip-top shape.
Know that not all metal roofs are created equal, but homebuyers have shown that they are willing to pay more for homes with durable and aesthetic option installed. As long as the metal roof has greater longevity than traditional asphalt shingles and has a pleasant visual appeal, there will be a boost to the home's value. A modern metal roof on a home can boost a home's resale value by 1 to 6 percent compared with an asphalt-shingled roof.
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Concealed Fastener

Also called “standing seam,” has no exposed screws, making them the most weathertight and maintenance-free system. Standing seam is a good choice for commercial and high-end residential projects but requires higher-skilled craftsmen and more labor costs for installation. But it looks great and works very well.

Standing Seam Metal roofing
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Exposed Fastener

You want to make sure that all exposed fasteners are long-life; it will make all the difference in the performance and lifespan of your metal roof. Exposed-fastener panels are typically 26 to 29 gauge, compared to the heavier 22 to 24 gauge used in standing-seam roofing. A specifically designed fastener with a sealing washer to fasten through the panels. These panels require less labor for installation and are economical for many residential and some light commercial projects.