Why Metal Roofing Is Perfect For Your Luxury Home
Traditionally, metal roofing has only been popular with commercial buildings. This is changing. Lightweight, durable, and energy-efficient, there is a reason building owners choose them for their properties!
Now, as the residential market catches onto how beneficial metal roofing can be for residential properties, they are becoming increasingly popular with people looking for a luxury roofing system.
To help you better understand why a metal roof might be perfect for you, here is a list that highlights some of its best features.
Depending on the materials, a residential metal roof can last between 40-70 years! In contrast, an asphalt shingle roof can last between 15-30 years with regular maintenance.
Because of this, many new homeowners see a metal roof as an investment in their future.
While it is more expensive in the short term, a metal roof can save you money in the long term!
Unlike an asphalt shingle roof, a metal roof will not combust in the case of a fire! This includes possible fires in the event of a lightning strike.
Considering a roof is crucial in protecting your home, family, and belongings, this increased safety has driven many homebuilders and homeowners to choose a metal roofing system.
As metal roofing is becoming more popular in residential construction, the options for homeowners and homebuilders have increased dramatically!
Residential metal roofs now come in a wide variety of colors, styles, and types, allowing you to choose a system that matches your tastes and needs. In a neighborhood full of asphalt roofs, your metal roof will make your house stand apart from the crowd.
Fun fact: due to their reflective coating protection, a metal roofing system can reduce your home’s cooling costs by 10-25%! With a traditional asphalt roof, heat trapped in the roofing materials can dramatically increase your energy bills.
Beyond dealing with the sun, installing insulation in conjunction with a metal roofing system is simple, allowing your home to retain heat in the winter and saving you money in the colder seasons.
Unlike some more traditional residential roofing materials, a metal roof is incredibly lightweight. For homeowners, this means a decreased stress placed upon the load-bearing elements of their home.
In this way, a metal roof can benefit your home by not putting undue wear and tear on crucial structural elements. The lightweight nature of metal roofing also allows for easier installation and repairs, ensuring that both of these tasks are carried out with ease.
Beyond its energy-efficient properties saving you money, a metal roof is a serious selling point in the secondary market.
In fact, these energy-efficient properties are what make a metal roof such a desired feature in the resale market. According to Freddie Mac, homes with energy-efficient features sell faster and fetch a higher price!
Unlike asphalt shingles, metal roofs are incredibly easy to recycle. According to the EPA, 14 million tons of asphalt shingles are destined to fill landfills each year in the US. In comparison, more than 80% of metal roofs go on to be recycled into other products, making them a much more eco-friendly choice.
Maybe, more importantly, asphalt shingles are made from petroleum, meaning that their use increases our dependence on the fossil fuels industry.
Beyond its longevity, a metal roof is an incredibly durable choice in roofing materials! In the case of extreme winds, metal roofs can withstand winds of up to 140MPH, making them an excellent choice for those building homes in hurricane-prone areas.
In the event of hail, a metal roof will fare significantly better than homes with more traditional residential roofing materials. Finally, metal roofs fare amazingly in the snow; due to their slick surface, metal roofs very efficiently shed snow, preventing accumulation.
Ease of Maintenance
Because of their durability, metal roofs need to be maintained much less frequently. When they do require maintenance, the nature of the metal materials eliminates the need for certain types of care.
For example, metal roofs are naturally mold and mildew-resistant and do not attract termites. Because of this, you will avoid having to pay for these types of maintenance with a metal roof.
Because of the myriad of benefits we have described, some home insurers are now offering discounts for those who install metal roofing. For example, State Farm provides “significant premium discounts” for homeowners who choose a metal roof. In some cases, we have heard of discounts being as significant as 35% off of the premium!
This might be the best piece of evidence we have in favor of metal roofing: insurance companies don’t mess around with their money! If State Farm has calculated that a metal roof will save them money in damages, you can rest assured that a metal roof offers superior protection.
We hope that you understand why more homeowners and custom home builders are choosing to install metal roofs on their dream homes each year. Durable, energy-efficient, and incredibly long-lasting, metal roofing might be one of the only types of residential roof that pays homeowners dividends!
At Ramon Roofing, we have been on the cutting edge of residential metal roofing installation. We can help homeowners and homebuilders choose the perfect metal roof for their new home’s needs.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us for a consultation!