If you’re here to read more about the metal roofing that is being installed on homes all around Minnesota, then you’re in luck. (You might want to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this series first, before proceeding. Both those earlier articles have helpful information on residential metal roofing.)
Most everyone can enjoy metal roofing, but we want you make a more informed decision on whether or not it is right for you. That's why we provide as much information as possible. Read on to learn more about why this roofing material is our #1 recommendation for homes in our area.
Metal Roofing Is Resistant to Most Everything That Damages Other Roofing
Not only is metal roofing resistant to fire, rot and insects, but it is something that doesn’t happen to get damaged a lot. With metal roofing, your home is well protected against the outside elements, but it also provides a strong shield against the pests that come to burrow into normal roofing material. Lightning strikes and blowing embers aren't a threat to a metal roof. And if your home catches fire, it can help slow the spread.
Get More Energy Efficiency
Getting more energy efficiency is something so many homeowners want to do. Metal roofing can provide the help that is needed for this. It can cut back on heating and cooling costs by up to 25%.
What You Should Know About Hail
While metal roofing rarely shows any damage from most hail, you should know that those rare large hail stones falling from the sky can affect the metal roofing, though not to the extent that might be caused on asphalt or other roofing materials. While this should not be a deal breaker, it is definitely something you'd want to make sure your homeowner’s insurance policy covers.
Metal Roofing Recyclable
Metal roofing is recyclable, making it eco-friendly and a great green option to go with. Paired with its longevity, there are so many great things that it is able to do for the environment and the world we live in, with less waste. Metal roofing is considered a terrific option for those concerned about our environment. It uses recyled metal in the manufacturing process, and any scraps left from having the roof installed are also 100% recyclable.
If all this information has you thinking that you want the next roof on your home to be metal, our recommendation is that you have the work done by a Minnesota roofing company that specializes in metal roofing. Installing a metal roof differs from asphalt shingles, and not all roofing contractors have the equipment or experience to get it done right.
Give us a call if you have questions about metal roofing or if you’re ready to get an estimate on the roofing materials you’re ready to have installed.