4 Benefits of Metal Roofing
If your Ontario roof is due to be replaced, one of the decisions you are going to have to make is what material you want to select for your new roof. Even if you are having a new construction project built from the ground up, picking your roofing material is a major decision that will impact how long your roof lasts, how energy efficient your home is, and what your home looks like on the outside. While each roofing material has its own set of positive characteristics, metal roofing is an increasingly popular choice for Belleville homes. For more information about the benefits of metal roofing or for information on other roofing materials, or to get started on your project, contact our Belleville roofing contractor professionals at Lamer Roofing & Exterior Renovations today!
Traditional shingle roofs typically have a lifespan of 15-20 years depending on the conditions they are exposed to and how regularly they are maintained. Metal roofing, however, can more than double the lifespan of your roof, with a lifespan of up to 50 years or more. The longevity of metal roofs is one of the biggest advantages to choosing metal for your roofing material. After all, although you will typically pay more in upfront costs for metal roofing, you may not have to replace the roof of your Belleville home again for over five decades, saving you the costs and hassle of re-roofing again every 15 to 20 years.
Your roof is constantly exposed to the outside world. From the sun beating down on it, to rain, snow, wind, dirt, and organic material exposure- your roof is your home's first defense against the outside world. Over time, the elements can put wear and tear on your roof. However, some roofing materials hold up much better than others. Metal is an extremely durable roofing option for your Belleville home. Metal roofs are able to withstand extreme weather, including rain, snow, and high winds. In fact, metal roofs are exceptionally good at draining water and resisting leaks. In our often snowy climate, metal roofs may make a smart choice because they resist ice damming- ice and snow will actually slide right off of most metal roofing. Additionally, metal roofs are much less susceptible to fire, which means that they can even withstand being struck by lighting. The durability of metal roofing can offer you peace of mind that no matter what natural elements your roof is exposed to, it will hold up to the challenge and continue protecting your home and everything inside of it.
Every element of your home exterior comes together to form your home's curb appeal. From your home siding to your windows to your landscaping, it all works together to create a bigger picture of your property. Your roof is actually an important aspect of your home's overall appeal. Any new roof can drastically improve the look of your home, to be sure. However, metal roofs offer a special, unique appearance that typical roofs do not have. Metal roofing has an undeniable appeal that can make your Belleville home stand out in the best possible way. If you are looking for a roofing material that gives your home's curb appeal an added boost, metal may be the best option for you!
Of all the benefits of choosing metal for your roof, the added energy efficiency might be the most significant. Unlike most other roofing materials, metal does not absorb the sun's energy and heat. Instead, metal roofing reflects that heat energy back into the atmosphere. Because your home is not absorbing excess heat from the sun, it is much easier and less expensive to keep your home cool during warm weather. However, just because your metal roof reflects the sun's energy during the summer doesn't mean it can't save you money in the winter as well. Metal roofing actually works well as a home insulator, trapping your warm air in your home and saving you money on energy costs throughout the cold winters. Installing metal roofing is a smart choice if you want to add energy efficiency to your home and save money on your energy costs year round.
If you are interested in having metal roofing installed on your Belleville area home or building, contact our experts at Lamer Roofing & Exterior Renovations to get started on your new roofing project today!