If you’re in the market for a new roof, you probably have a fair idea of what traditional asphalt roofing has to offer. If you’d like something different, metal roofing has many advantages that should be discussed.

Weather Resistant One of the biggest perks to a metal roof is how resilient it is to whatever Mother Nature throws at it. Most of these roofs are resistant to moisture, corrosion, high wind speeds, and prolonged exposure to the sun. The material doesn’t draw nesting animals, plus it encourages effective water drainage. Lifespan Because it’s so tough, you probably won’t need to replace a metal roof again. Usually, they won’t need to be replaced for 50 or more years. Although they’re more expensive to install, this investment will pay off in the long term. Low Weight Metal roofs actually weigh about half of what one made out of asphalt weighs. This translates into a lighter load on your house and foundation, which in turn prevents costly repairs later on down the line. Energy Efficient Since these roofs reflect the sun, your home will be cooler during the summer. When you aren’t too warm inside, naturally you don’t need to run your air conditioner. Less air conditioner usage translates into less money spent on monthly bills, and more available for other expenses. Appearance Many metal roofs are available in styles that look just like other tiling materials, but you can opt for styles which show off the natural beauty of the metal. For instance, copper has a lovely warm color which gradually changes over time, adding more character to your home.

All of these factors also add to your home’s value. Every little bit that you can add to your equity can go a long way when it comes time to sell your home.