If you own your home, you know what it’s like to hear the pitter patter of a rainstorm against your windows. If you live in a colder region white, fluffy snow may be more the norm. Whatever the case, your home’s best defense is the same: the roof. And for many of those that are fortunate to be home owners, the last line of defense of the roof is the same. Asphalt shingles are an extremely common roofing material, and for a good reason. They are flexible, holding up in heat, rain, and cold. They are also easy to install and cheap to replace, especially if you just need to get on the roof to replace one shingle tab that blew off in the wind. So if asphalt shingles are so great, why would anyone want a roof that was produced by metal roofing machines? While it may not seem like an obvious solution to your roofing needs, metal roofs are actually a surprisingly good value for what they deliver. And some homeowners are starting to take notice and come around to the benefits of a metal roof.
Metal roofing isn’t what it used to be. When most people think about a metal roof, a dingy shack in the middle of nowhere comes to mind, with an ugly, mismatched corrugated metal roof lying flat across the top. While there are still a fair share of dingy shacks out in the middle of nowhere, thankfully the contemporary homeowner has many more options at their disposal. Metal roofing is made from a variety of materials including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper. All have their pros and cons, from durability to looks. While the type of metal roof may mostly be a personal preference, there are some considerations. For example, if you live in an area where hail is common, it may make sense to find the most durable material possible. For the most part, however, any of these types of roofs, made with roll forming equipment, are going to be beautiful and practical additions to your home.
Metal roofing is durable, attractive, and will most likely never have to be replaced over the course of your home’s life. So what is stopping metal roofing from becoming the norm rather than just another option? Cost, for one, is a big issue. If you don’t plan on owing your house for a long time, you may be passing along some of the benefit of the metal roof without recouping any of your initial investment. Another consideration is the noise of a metal roof during a rain or hail storm. To some, it’s beautiful music. To others, they want to tear their hair out. The roll form machines will continue to pump out metal roofing, so if your house needs a new roof in the next couple of years, this is certainly an option to consider.