Pros & Cons: Metal Roofing

Accurate Roofing Systems weighs the benifits and disadvantages to purchasing a metal roof for your home or business.

Whether you’re putting a roof on a new home or business, or your existing roof requires a total makeover, consider the advantages of a metal roof to protect what you love most. Metal roofs can be an attractive option because of their longevity, minimal maintenance, and energy efficiency.  ARS only uses top quality metal roofing materials, Tested and labeled by UL FM Global or the equivalent.

Advantages of Metal Roofing:

Low Maintenance

Metal roofs don't need the periodic costly maintenance that other roofing materials often require. However, they should be inspected periodically to make sure no repairs are required.

Environmentaly Friendly

Metal roofs are not only 100% recyclable after use, they already contain 25-95% recycled content depending upon materials used. Shingles contribute to over 20 billion pounds of building-related waste annually.

Energy Effecient

Metal Roofs can reduce cooling costs by 10-25% by reflecting solar radiant heat. Savings of up to 25% over a 70-year lifecycle amounts to thousands in saved cooling expense.

Safety First

Unlike asphalt or wooden slate shingles, Metal shingles to not burn, and will not ignite into flames during a lightning strike or fire.

Durability

Premium metal roofs can withstand wind gusts from an F2 Tornado or 140MPH. They will not Crack or deteriorate and can be purchased impact resistant.

Longevity

Unlike asphalt or wooden slate shingles, Metal shingles do not burn, and far less likely to ignite into flames during a lightning strike or fire.

DISAdvantages of Metal Roofing:

Expensive

Metal roofs can be as much as two or three times more expensive than other roofing materials. While the life of a metal roof is much longer, investing in a metal roof only makes sense if you plan to stay in your home long enough to enjoy the cost benefits.

Noisy

Metal roofs can be noisy, especially during a heavy rain or hailstorm. Adding more insulation during installation usually solves this problem, but that may increase costs.

Expansion & Contraction

Metal roofing materials that are attached as large panels tend to expand and contract. If they are not properly installed with fasteners that allow the metal to "breathe," the panels may loosen. This can be avoided by using Certified ARS crews or a reputable contractor that guarantees workmanship.

Inconsistent Color Match

If a repair is required or a home extension is added years later, it may be difficult to find an exact match to the existing metal.

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