Metal roofs are durable and long-lasting. However, they can be expensive up front. Today’s metal roofs come in many metal types, colors, and styles. Let Roof Solutions Co help you figure out what roof system is right for you.
4 Facts about Metal roofs
- Energy efficient
- High Wind Resistance
- Stylistic variations
Energy-efficient – Metal roofs naturally reflect sunlight. The basic unpainted metal roof will reflect more sunlight than an asphalt roof. You can get a special coating called “cool roof” to further improve energy efficiency. Dark-colored roofs and standard roofs can reach up to 150°F, while a “cool roof” can reach 50°F cooler.
High Wind Resistance – Metal roofs have withstood decades of extreme weather like heavy winds, hail storms, heavy snow, and wildfires. Metal roofs are made out of interlocking, overlapping, large panels, making it difficult for the wind to penetrate and cause uplift. In the wind uplift test, metal roofs earn a 140-mph wind rating.
Longevity – Metal is considered a premium product and can cost two to three times what an asphalt shingle cost, but metal roof last 2 to threes time longer than an asphalt roof. Metal roofs generally last 30 to 50+ years.
Stylistic variations – The days of shiny tin roofs are gone. Metal roofs are made to look like asphalt, clay tile, slate, and cedar shake roofing. They come in a variety of colors.