Whether you’re building your new home or replacing the old roof, what your new roof is made out of will dictate everything from how the house looks to how much money you’ll save in the long run. Installing a steel roof is a smart move because it meets both these requirements and more.  Lightweight Although it may seem strange at first, steel roofs are actually lighter than most other options. It weighs between 50 and 150 lbs per square, where if you went with concrete, you could be looking at up to 900 lbs per square.  In fact, some systems can be installed over existing roofs with minimal additional strain put on the house. Versatile Although the popular mental image of steel roofs is less than flattering, modern varieties can be designed to look like any material, including ceramic in some cases.  It comes in all sorts of colors, textures, styles and designs, so there is a look available for everyone. Long Lasting Even though the up front cost may be greater than other types of material, once you install a steel roof, you won’t need to do so again for over 50 years. This is due to the fact that it won’t rot, burn, break or have any sort of algae grow on it. Plus, pests are less likely to nest in it.

Because it’s so tough, it stands up to all kinds of weather, including tornadoes like the one that hit north Minneapolis a couple of years ago.

Long Term Savings In addition to not needing to be reinstalled for a very long time, steel roofs are extremely low maintenance, so you wouldn’t need to worry about the expense of regular care.

Your energy bills will be lower, too, since it reflects the sun’s heat. This generally translates into a 40% savings per year.

Recyclable Steel is also highly recyclable. When an old steel roof is pulled off, it can just be melted down and made into something else. For that matter, your new steel roof could be made out of recycled material, which already benefits the environment. These facts all make installing a new steel roof a smart move on any home owner’s part.  As a full-service exterior home improvement contractor committed to green remodeling, Quarve is proud to install metal roofs from such companies as Kassel & Irons.  Visit our home page to watch a VIDEO from their company president.