While the initial cost of a quality metal roof is higher than roofing materials such as asphalt, it’s an investment that pays returns over a lifetime. A metal roof can last up to 50+ years or more with little maintenance, can often be repainted versus replaced, and may even increase the resale value of your home.
METAL ROOFING BENEFITS:
Metal roofs are made from recycled materials and 100% recyclable.
They are lightweight and can be installed over existing roofing.
They are lifelong roof systems, meaning there is little chance they will need to be replaced in a lifetime.
They increase the energy efficiency of the building and make it easier to cool your home.
They are the best platform for solar panels and water collection units.
Metal roofs mean fewer composition shingles in the landfill.
They are not a petroleum-based product, reducing our dependency on petroleum production.
COMMON METAL ROOFING PRODUCTS:
PINE-CREST Shake: Engineered to replicate hand-split wood shake with the durability of steel.
COTTAGE Shingle: Enhanced High-Definition two color blend that creates a clean, classic mid-profile shingle look.
BARREL-VAULT Tile: The traditional look of High-Barrel Spanish tile that enhances your home’s curb appeal.
PACIFIC Tile: Mediterranean Villa, medium profile tile that emulates the traditional style of southern Europe.
METAL ROOFING FAQ:
Does a metal roof cost more than a typical roof?
Because metal roofing is a premium home product, you can expect your new roof to cost roughly two to three times what an asphalt shingle roof costs. However, a metal roof is comparable in price to tile roofing or cedar shake roofing. If you currently have a slate roof, you can expect your metal roof to cost less.
No matter what kind of metal roofing style you choose, you'll never have to worry about your roof again. Most come with a true 30 to 50 year warranty. Plus, your new metal roof will add to the resale value of your home, save you money on your energy bills, and give you peace of mind that you'll likely never have to re-roof again.
I'm concerned that a metal roof won't match my home and the roofing style in my neighborhood.
Today's residential metal roofing is made to look like common roofing material - such as asphalt shingle, cedar shake, clay tile or slate roofing - only stronger and more durable. Click here to see metal roofing's wide variety of styles, colors and patterns –(Clink To Products Page) there's certain to be a style and finish to match your home and neighborhood.
How much longer will a metal roof last than common roofing like asphalt or wood shingle?
You can expect a metal roof to last at least 2 to 3 times longer than a traditional roof. In general terms, count on a metal roof lasting 30 to 50+ years since metal roofs can often be repainted versus replaced. To put it in context, the average lifespan of an asphalt roof is 12 to 20 years. That lifespan can be shorter depending on the pitch of your roof and the climate in your area. Made of oil impregnated paper or fiberglass, asphalt begins to deteriorate as soon as you expose it to normal weather. A metal roof, however, will never decompose.
Other roofing materials like wood shingle, shake and tile have varying degrees of weather-related problems that lead to breakdown. Wood shingle and shake roofs often need replacement before twenty years. Concrete tile roofs can crack and warp in the freeze/thaw cycle of more northern climates.
All of the above roofing materials are well-outlasted by metal roofing, which retains its good looks and durability decade after decade after decade.
Is metal roofing noisy?
There is little difference between metal and other materials when it comes to noise from rain or hail. Normal attic insulation also absorbs most of the sound.
How will a metal roof stand up to extreme weather?
A metal roof can withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather like high winds, heavy snow, hail storms and even wildfires. Metal roofing has a 140-mph wind rating, meaning it can withstand wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour. Under high wind conditions, says architect Rich Carroll, "Metal roofing systems have wind resistance and uplift resistance that is above the new building code requirement. That gives us a sense of relief in that we can use the best material to meet those criteria.” In locations that see heavy snow, metal roofing has been the choice of homeowners for years. It sheds snow fast, which protects the structural integrity of the roof.
Is a metal roof environmentally responsible?
Not only is metal roofing great for your home, it's great for the environment. The recycled content of the steel in a metal roof is about 28% and is completely recyclable at the end of it’s long lifespan. This make metal roofing a green building material.
According to the National Association of Homebuilders Research Center, 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into U.S. landfills every year. If you loaded those shingles into tractor trailers, then lined them up end-to-end, they would make a line from New York City to Los Angeles, back to New York City again, then on to Chicago.
That's a lot of wasted asphalt. But because a metal roof can often be installed over your current roof, without tearing off what's already there, metal roofing helps to reduce this excessive shingle waste.
If you live in a part of the country that is prone to wildfires, metal roofing can protect your home should burning embers land on your roof.
Would a metal roof be too heavy for certain types of homes, or for smaller structures like a detached garage or porch?
You'll be surprised to learn that a metal roof is, on average, 50% lighter than an asphalt shingle roof, and 75% lighter than concrete tile, fiber cement shakes and slate. With metal roofing weight on a structure is never an issue.
From roof inspection to completion, Trinity Home Renovations Certified Metal Roofing Specialists will consult and properly install your metal roof!