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Whether you purchase a house with one or thinking of installing it, metal roofs offer many advantages, including:
Longevity. Depending on the material used, metal roofs can last for 40-70 years. The life expectancy of traditional asphalt roofing materials is estimated at approximately 12-20 years.
Durability. Durability. Some metal roofs can hold wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour, do not corrode or crack and are resistant to impact (depending on the metal you choose). Furthermore, metal roofs do not involve frequent, expensive maintenance required by other roofing types. However, they should be periodically checked to ensure that no repairs are necessary.
Safety. During a wildfire or lightning strike, metal roofs will not spark and ignite.
Efficiency in energy. Metal roofs reflect solar heat, which reduces cooling expenses by 10-25%.
Despite their many benefits, metal roofs have some potential disadvantages.
Affordability. Metal roofs can be two or three times more costly than other roofing materials. Although a metal roof has a much longer lifespan, investing in a metal roof is only reasonable if you plan to stay long enough in your home to benefit from its cost advantages.
Noisiness. Metal roofs, particularly during the heavy rain or hailstorm, may be noisy. You can add insulation during installation, which generally solves the issue, but it can increase the cost.
Development and contraction. The materials of metal roofing which are fixed as large panels tend to expand and contract. If not correctly fitted with fasteners which enable the metal to “breathe,” the panels can be loosened.
Color match inconsistency. It can be difficult to find an exact match to the metal if a repair is required or a home extension is added years later.