Like many homeowners, you have probably thought about the best way to reduce energy costs, lengthen the life of your roof, and improve the value of your home. There are a lot of different material options when it comes to roofing. Between tile, shingles, and metal, it’s hard to decide the type of roof that is best for you. When it comes to picking a roofing type, there are many factors to consider, such as price, longevity, efficiency, safety and style. At Race City Roofing, we want to help you select and install the roofing that is just right for you by discussing the pros and cons of metal roofing.
Pros of Metal Roofing
There are many benefits of metal roofing. Metal roofing can reduce your energy costs and has a long lifespan. Metal roofing reflects hot summer rays, which can aid in keeping your home cooler in the summer months. In addition to reflecting heat, metal roofing acts as an excellent insulator in the cold winter months by not allowing warm air to seep out through the top of your home. Metal roofing can often reduce your annual energy costs by up to 40%. Metal roofing lasts a long time. While a shingled roof can last between 12-20 years with occasional maintenance, a metal roof has an average lifespan of at least 50 years and is nearly maintenance-free.
Cons of Metal Roofing
Everything that has advantages also has disadvantages. Some of the cons of metal roofing are the cost of material and the noise. Metal is expensive to manufacture; therefore, the cost of metal roofing is a lot higher than other roofing alternatives. Another downfall to metal roofing is the noise. A rain or hailstorm can be a lot more noticeable or irritating, especially during the night when you are trying to sleep.
At Race City Roofing, we have a 100% customer satisfaction rating. When you choose us to install your new metal roofing, you can rest with the peace of mind knowing that your job will be done right.