When you choose roofing for your home, you need to look at more than a material's ability to keep out the rain. The truth is that any well installed roofing should keep the weather out for several years, but that does not mean that all roofing is created equal. For example, some roofing will help to lower your cooling bills, other types will reflect your commitment to protecting earth's resources, and still other choices will protect your home against the dangers that come with high levels of snow fall. Actually, if you want the benefits listed above, you can get them from just one type of roofing: metal.
Lowering Cooling Costs
Your roof is exposed daily to the brutal assault of the sun's UV rays. If you have a roofing material that absorbs the sun's rays, your roof will heat up and will then heat up your home. Even with adequate insulation in your attic, you pay more than you have to keep your home cool throughout the summer. Metal roofing will reflect the sun's heat away from your home. By deflecting UV rays before they have a chance to heat up your home, a metal roof will help you to save up to 25 percent on cooling costs.
Protecting Mother Earth's Resources
A roof will eventually wear out. Thus, when you install a roof, you need to consider where it will go when you have to remove and replace it. Asphalt shingles, rubber roofing, and other roofing materials end up in a landfill. On the other hand, when you use a metal roof, you can recycle it when it reaches the end of its service life.
If you life in an area that receives a lot of snow, you should use a metal roof because it will allow snow to slough off. This is an impressive feature because other roofs, such as asphalt shingles, will not allow snow to slough, and you can end up with a build-up of snow so deep and heavy that it collapses your roof.
Considering how a metal roof will protect your budget against unnecessary costs, mother earth from unnecessary depletion of her resources, and your home against the ravaging effects of a roof collapse, it is easy to see why you should use metal roofing on your home. It might cost more to install metal panels on your roof, but you get more value for your money, so you should at least consider metal roofing when next you have to replace your roof.Share
19 June 2015
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