Whether you have just bought a new home that has a dodgy roof, or the home you have lived in for 30 years needs to have a new one fitted, it can be a bit of a puzzle to know which type of roof you want to be installed.
Indeed, in the last few years, with homes becoming more green or eco-friendly, it is now possible to have a roof made entirely from recycled plastics. And there has even been a shift towards roof tiles or shingles being made that require minimal molding and shaping to cut down on carbon emissions.
One of the options for roofing materials that fits nicely into the latter part of this is metal. So, if you are puzzled as to which type of roof to have installed, here are five reasons why metal may be the right option for your home. Enjoy!
Metal roofs are very durable and can last for 50 years or more. They can withstand extreme weather conditions such as high winds, heavy rain, and snow and are resistant to fire, rot, and pests. But, be aware, as metal is not as mainstream as asphalt roofing, you will have to hire metal roofers to fit this roofing material successfully.
Metal roofs reflect sunlight, which can help reduce the amount of heat absorbed by your home. This can help lower your energy bills and keep your home cooler in the summer.
Also, as metal is not porous, come winter, it will prevent heat from escaping from your home, too, thus lowering your energy bills and keeping your home warmer, as well as making it more energy efficient.
Metal roofs require little maintenance, as they do not rot, warp, or crack like other types of roofing materials. They also do not require painting or sealing and are less likely to become damaged due to weather.
In fact, if they are maintained correctly, metal roofing options can last longer than asphalt ones, making them a good investment in your home’s makeover.
Metal roofs are much lighter than other types of roofing materials, so they do not put as much strain on the structure of your home. This also means that if you are rebuilding your roof from scratch, you will not have to spend an excessive amount on building a roof that can withstand a certain load.
Going back to the green aspects of choosing a roofing material, metal roofs are seen as a very environmentally sound option for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint. Metal roofs are made from recycled materials and can be recycled again when they are no longer in use, making them a more environmentally friendly option.
Remember that when it comes to choosing a roofing option for your home, you will need to consider your budget, the aesthetic, and, if you are interested in having a metal roof fitted, the noise. Indeed, during a heavy rainstorm, metal roofs can be a bit noisier, but this will only really be an issue for those in your home if you have a loft conversion.