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Innovations in Metal Roof Materials

Metal Roofing Innovations

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When you think of metal roof materials what instantly comes to mind? Is it that banging tin on your parent’s barn? If rusty old tin and the pitter-patter of rain drumming against the metal are in your repertoire of memories, you need to take a new look at metal roof materials! Today’s metal options have few if any similarities with your grandpa’s barn or shed! Sleek, stylish and energy savings are all words that could be used to describe the current metal roofing results.

Benefits of Metal
Where to begin listing the multitude of benefits that come with a metal roof? Well, for starters, it will likely last you a lifetime. If you compare the warranties and projected longevity of metal roof materials and asphalt shingles, you will see there is a 20-year difference. Shingle warranties will run 20-30 years for 3 tab shingles while metal roof materials are rated up to 50 years. Not to mention they have some of the best wind ratings in the industry.
Another big difference between metal and asphalt shingles is in the area of energy efficiency. Asphalt is generally dark in color and as such, it is prone to absorbing heat and transferring it to the interior of your home. Metal roof materials, on the other hand, are coated to reflect UV rays resulting in lower utility bills and energy usage.

Most people have a hard time putting the words stylish and metal roof in the same sentence, but this is simply because they have not seen the new designs. Metal roof materials come in a wide variety of colors and designs including metal panels that look like traditional shingles. This means, for most homeowners, there is a metal option that will work with the design of their home. Corrugated, ribbed and shingle metal materials look great on most houses.

Cost and Investment
The one reason many people shy away from installing metal as opposed to more traditional materials is cost. It definitely costs more on the front end; some estimates have it nearly three times as expensive as shingles. However, while the initial costs may be more you also have to take into consideration the effect on resale value. Conservative estimates show that a metal roof can increase your resale value by $1.35 per square foot.

Final Thoughts
Are you ready to call a roofing contractor to schedule an appointment for a metal roof? If you are tired of out of control energy bills and constant maintenance or repairs on your existing roof it may be time to consider making drastic changes. If you are looking for the best maintenance free materials for your roof, look no further than the new and improved metal options on the market today.

This guest post was provided by Weather Tamer, a leading Knoxville roofing contractor.

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