Are a homeowner looking to replace or repair your metal roofing? Maybe your roof is getting old or perhaps it has recently withstood damage from a large storm. Whatever your reason may be for considering a repair to or replacement of your current metal roof, there are a few things to keep in mind.
1. Lifespan – If you are going to make a large investment like hiring a metal roofing contractor to repair or completely replace your roof then you will want to make sure it is worth while. The good news is that metal roofs last three to seven times longer than typical asphalt shingle roofs, and in general, metal roofs can last up to 50 years with the proper maintenance. Ask your metal roofing contractor for maintenance tips that you can do throughout the year to ensure that your new roof will last as long as possible!
2. Styles – Another decision you will be faced with with regard to a metal roof is the style that you want. Usually, metal roofs come in two main styles: vertical panels and interlocking shingles. You may want to consult with a metal roofing contractor before deciding which style is best for your home. Depending on the style you choose you can expect to have well over 100 colors to choose from as well; even premium and customized colors!
3. Being Green – One of the main reasons that consumers continue to purchase metal roofs rather than typical shingles is because of how environmentally friendly they are. New metal roofs usually contain anywhere nearly 60% of recycled metal content, and are can be 100% recycled at the end of their service lives. When you consult with a roofing company or metal roofing contractor, be sure to ask them about how much recycled material is used in the roof you choose. The answer may surprise you!
Now that you know three key items to consider when deciding on your roofing project and potential roofing companies, you should have no problem making your plans. Just remember that the investment you are making is in a long lasting product, you will have a variety of options, and that your metal roof is helping the environment. It’s a win win!