Many homeowners are already familiar with the idea of using tiles or shingles for residential roofs. But one of the fastest-growing markets in the roofing business today is metal. Many people understandably have a lot of questions about metal roofing, so we’ve put together a quick list of Frequently Asked Questions — and answers — about some of the reasons why you might want to consider metal for your next roof.
What does a metal roof cost compared to other roof systems?
When it comes to a project that’s as large and expensive as a new roof, cost is always the first question on people’s minds. Most metal roofing materials are comparable in price to tile, which means they’re more expensive than asphalt shingles, but less expensive than slate. However, metal roofs also have an incredibly long life expectancy: some as long as 50 years, so it may be the only roof you ever need to buy.
Will a metal roof protect my house from hail damage?
Yes. Metal roofing materials are one of the most trusted types of impact resistant roofs. They won’t dent or fall off from hail damage, even in Colorado’s wacky weather.
Is it eco-friendly?
Metal roofs almost always contain at least 25% recycled content, and they’re recyclable at the end of their lifespan, too. Moreover, many homeowners can reduce their indoor heating or cooling costs by switching to an Energy Star-certified metal roof compared to tile or asphalt.
Will it match the look of my home?
Metal roofing materials come in a wide range of colors and styles that mimic the look of traditional tile. On the other hand, if you want to go bold with your home exterior, metal can achieve a very contemporary look that other materials can’t match.
A metal roof may not be right for every home, but there are plenty of good reasons to consider it if you’re in the market for a roofing upgrade. Light, durable, and affordable, metal may just be the roofing choice of the future. If you’re still left wondering whether metal could be the right fit for your home, don’t hesitate to contact us to answer all of your questions.