Metal Roofing Is The All-Weather Roof

A roof has to do more than simply protect your home from precipitation. If all you want in a roof is to keep the rain out, then any roof will do. Unfortunately, if you live in an area with four seasons, your roof has to cope with much more than rain and the occasional hail storm. A roof must be able to withstand the concentrated attack of the UV rays of the sun and the weight of the snow accumulation. If you want a roof that can handle everything that mother nature can throw at it, then you need to buy a metal roof for your home.

A Metal Roof Reflects UV Rays before They Heat up Your Home

Asphalt shingles will absorb heat from the sun, and then allow that heat to seep into your home. If you want to give your air conditioner a break, then you need to do something to prevent heat from seeping into your home and heating up your home. A metal roof will reflect heat away from your home, and by deflecting heat before it has a chance to enter into your home, metal roofs will help to cut your cooling costs by up to 25%.  

A Metal Roof Will Shed Snow

The small granules that create the protective coating over the asphalt in asphalt shingles create a high-friction surface. Asphalt shingles have enough friction that they will not allow snow to slide off of your roof, and as snow builds up on you roof, it can create enough weight to collapse your roof. Metal roofs have a low-friction surface that will allow snow to slide right off of your roof. Thus, when you install a metal roof on your home, you don't have to worry about climbing up on your roof to shovel off snow before it causes your roof to collapse. 

Metal Roofs Are a Long-Lasting Value

A metal roof will last up to three times longer than an asphalt roof. While a metal roof will cost more than an asphalt roof initially, the long lifespan of the metal roof will help you to save money over the long run. 

If you want a roof that will protect your home from high cooling costs, you need to look beyond asphalt shingles. Metal roofs have many characteristics that make them a good value for your home. If you can come up with the money to cover the initial costs of a metal roof, you will find that you save money over the life of your roof.