As a homeowner, you may be considering having a metal roof installed on your home. It’s a popular and viable choice since it’s perfect for nearly any home with a steep enough roof pitch. In fact, there are some options that hardly look like they’re made from metal. Here are the essential facts you need to know about this roofing choice.
Metal Roofs Don’t Attract Lightning
You might believe that a metal roof will attract lightning. But in reality, the chances of metal roofs attracting lightning are just as high as any other roof using different materials, and the major factors leading to lightning striking your roof still depends on where you live and your local climate. Even if lightning does strike a metal roof, it won’t catch fire as easily compared to other materials, such as wood shingles. This is simply because the metal itself is a less combustible material.
Metal Roofs Offer Better Resale Value
Despite what you’re led to believe, metal residential roofing systems are actually highly valued. According to Remodeling Magazine, a home that’s renovated with a standing-seam type of metal roofing can recoup on average 85.9% of costs nationally and up to 95.5% for homes in the Eastern states. These help gain the resale value amount to 1% and 6% respectively, compared to homes with asphalt shingle roofing systems.
Metal Roofs Have Good Energy-Efficient Properties
In fact, industry studies show that cooling costs are reduced by around 10% to 25% when a metal roofing system is installed. This means that the material has remarkable reflective properties against solar heat and is especially effective in areas where cooling costs are higher than heating costs. We highly recommend metal roofs if you’re aiming for higher energy efficiency for your home.
Metal Roofs Are Cost-Effective
Metal roofs are really known to last 50 years or more. In fact, State Farm Insurance Statistics has proven that some metal roofs have a longevity of 40 to 70 years. Of course, there are other roofing materials like high-quality asphalt with comparable warranties, although they usually last around 30 years at best. But with a metal roof over your home, you don’t have to worry about re-roofing again for the rest of your time residing in your home.
Whether you need a reliable contractor for a window replacement or a roof repair job, consider hiring Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. Give us a call at (541) 772-1945 for more information. You can also fill out our contact form. We serve our customers in Oregon, including Central Point and neighboring areas.