Metal roofing has quickly become an alternative to the more traditional composition shingles. Metal roofing has many advantages over conventional roofing and is now available in many different designer colors and styles. This means that it can add both beauty and value to your home.
Longevity & Durability
Metal roofing has proved to be more durable than asphalt shingle roofing. Many metal roofing manufacturers offer 30-year limited paint warranties on their metal roof panels. Your metal roof can last up to twice as long as the average conventional roof. The durability of metal roofs has allowed it to become the top choice for many schools as well as government and industrial buildings.
Metal roofing is deemed superior to composition roofing in all types of weather conditions. Whether you experience hail, ice, sun exposure, or wind, metal roofing will hold up. This is because a metal roof will not deteriorate due to sun exposure like shingles would. Also, high winds and hailstorms that would normally destroy a composition roof won’t do as much damage to a metal roof. This is because metal roofs can handle wind speeds of up to 140 miles per hour and are also very resistant to hailstones. In fact, metal roofing materials perform so well, that in Nebraska and Iowa, if you install a metal roof that meets the specifications set forth by Underwriters Laboratories UL 2218, you can qualify for a discount of up to 35% on your homeowners’ insurance costs.
Metal roofs that are painted with lighter colors reflect away many of the sun’s UV rays. This can help to keep your home cooler, which lowers cooling costs. Recent studies done in Florida have shown that metal roofing can cut cooling costs by 25% or more.
The National Association of Homebuilders Research Center has found that around 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into US landfills every year. Metal roofing uses a much higher proportion of recycled material than asphalt shingles. Also, due to the lightweight nature of metal roofing materials, metal panels can typically be installed directly over your existing roofing materials. This can help the environment and help mitigate the financial costs associated with removal and disposal of old roofing materials.
Metal Roofing Experience
If you are interested in the benefits of metal roofing, call Millard Roofing. We can help you sort through all of the options that are available to you. Millard Roofing has spent years installing metal roofs, so we have the expertise to install metal roofing in the Omaha, Lincoln, and Council Bluffs area. We have learned from experience what products and techniques work best when it comes to metal roofing in Omaha.
We offer certified professional roofing consultation services, so call us today to arrange an appointment.