20 March 2019 / Metal Roofing , Roofing Tips

What You Need to Know About Metal Roofing

Metal Roofing is not the old fashioned tin roofs as many would have imagined.  Nowadays, some improvements are made to make it look more elegant and more durable.  Home Advisor’s article discusses more of what you need to know about metal roofing as shown below.

Durability

metal roofingAs tested, metal roofing are well known for their toughness and comes with a 30-50 year warranty.  It is also lighter compared to conventional shingles, so easy installation follows.  Aside from this the article also highlights the other benefits of metal roofing:

  • Resistance as it can withstand any weather.
  • Fireproof as they are non-combustible.
  • Watertight since they are the best when it comes to sealing out any water.
  • Energy Efficient, i.e., during the summer, metal roofing reflects light so it saves money on utility bills

Precautions

Although there are a lot of benefits with metal roofing, we still cannot discount the fact that there are also downsides such as the (1) Expense since metal roofs are not cheap.  (2) Noisy whenever it rains as it sounds like there is a rock n’ roll concert in your roof.  (3) Denting and (4) Slippery if you have to walk on top of your house.

Maintenance and Hiring Roofing Contractors

Although considered to be almost maintenance-free, there are still instances when your roof needs to be checked-up.  If your roof is painted, you will need to repaint it after every two years due to paint chipping.  And like any other roofing, if there is something that needs to be fixed or done to avoid further damage, ensure that you have a professional to help you.