If you're thinking about having a new roof installed, asphalt shingles are probably your first thought.

A metal roof may not be the material you were thinking of, but it should be.  Why?

Metal roofs are becoming more popular due to the eco-friendly benefits they bring to homes. In addition, these roofs have long lasting durability and beauty.

Here are some of the top ways metal roofs benefit your home:

  1. Lifespan for metal roofs is longer than all other roofing materials.
  2. Metal roofs save on energy.
  3. Metal is the most eco-friendly roof there is.
  4. Metal roofing is extremely weather and pest resistant.
  5. Metal roofs resist moisture damage. 
Keeping up with asphalt or wood shingles can be costly, and the lifespan approximately 15-20 years. These roofs can also leak and rot. On the other hand, metal roofs last approximately 70 years and need little maintenance. Material wise, they might cost more at first but over time a lot of money is saved.

Solar reflection with metal roofs can be as much as 95%, when using a combination of paint color and material that is right. Asphalt has only about 5%. Because of this, your home will be cooler in summer saving you money on your energy bill. With the UV coating they come with, protects it and slows the materials aging.

Recycled materials are used to make several metal roofs, sometimes, up to 95%. After it has reached its lifespan, it can be recycled again. Asphalt and wood, are not able to be recycled. When manufacturing metal roofs, fewer emissions are produced and less energy is used.

With a metal roof, wear and tear does not happen as it does with asphalt and wood shingles. They are lightweight and stand up to high winds. Metal roofs are fire resistant, and lightning strikes will not ignite or spark it. With the design of metal roof installation, small critters and pests cannot get in.

The way metal roofs interlock makes them invulnerable to moisture. This helps avoid rot, mold, or any other water damage to the home. You can be sure during the rain, there will be no leaks. Metal roofs are also great for areas with heavy snowfall. Snow will melt quicker and not pile up - it just slides off the roof.  No more ice dams!

Overall, metal roofs are more cost effective than other roofs and have many benefits. Contact Quarve Contracting today to find out how a metal roof could benefit your home.  We've been protecting Minneapolis area homes with exterior remodeling for over three decades.  You can count on us for all your roofing needs.