Roofs are often the most common part of a house to show damage from natural disasters. The harm that occurs from heat, humidity, wind, and snow weakens adhesives and shingles. When a storm blows through, traditional asphalt and slate shingles blow off creating leaks. During hurricanes, many times roofs are ripped off and carried away leaving homes uninhabitable and repairs a great financial burden to homeowners and insurance companies.
Practical and Stylish
In communities where vast damaged has been caused by Mother Nature, this durable material has dramatically increased in popularity and proven to be a practical replacement for more traditional materials. Metal roofs are often the only roofs left intact after a major storm blows through. There are various design options available that make this option more aesthetically appealing. Homeowners may opt to get them painted and covered so they do not draw attention with reflecting light. Modern metal roofing has a contemporary feel and gives the homes beneath them a whole new curb appeal.
Changing the roof of a home is a large financial and time investment. The largest factor is cost. Metal roofing is one of the most expensive materials on the market. If you live in a state in which hurricanes pass through with some frequency, there may be reimbursement programs offered through the state or federal government to help offset the financial burden. This option will, however, significantly increase the value of your home. Metal roofing materials also come with a warranty longer than any others, 30-50 years. A professional can come out to your home and give an estimate of the cost of installation and warranty. Taking this into consideration, metal may be worth the extra money in the long run.
A central concern is, usually, the possibility of increased noise level in the home. Raindrops and hailstones could make conversation, sleeping, and other everyday tasks nearly impossible beneath metal roofing. This can be avoided by putting a layer of insulation and plywood to act as a sound barrier between the roof and the living spaces of your home.
Metal roofs are unable to grow mold and thus keep up the aesthetic appeal of your home without the hassle of pressure washing and other maintenance. If you do not want such a bright reflective surface on the top of your home, metal roofs can be painted and finished to look like slate or asphalt so the benefits are reaped without drawing attention from the other homes in the neighborhood.