A properly installed standing seam metal roof typically will last as long as the house, with an expected lifespan of 70 years. By contrast, traditional asphalt roofing shingle average life is 15 years.
- Environmentally efficient
They consist of at least 25 percent recycled materials and are 100 percent recyclable themselves at the end of their lifespan. They are more eco-friendly than the shingles counterpart.
Metal roofs reflect solar radiant heat instead of absorbing it, which can reduce cooling costs by as much as 25 percent according to the Metal Roofing Alliance.
Metal is not quickly flammable if it comes in contact with fire. By far the strongest material you can use to build the roof and provide a strong barrier against the elements
Insects cannot chew through or climb into metal roofs, and metal isn’t attractive to them the way wood and shingles are.
Rotting is unattractive and causes your house to lose value. It also exposes your home to all kinds of destruction from environmental factors like wind and rain to natural invaders like rodents or bugs. Rot puts your property at risk and spreads easily. Metal roofing is resistant to rot in a way other roof types can’t match.
Metal is one of the lightest materials available. Unlike other material like shingle which is three times heavier, metal won’t put excess stress on your home.
Metal Roofs are very low maintenance. It’s usually recommended to deep cleaning your roof every 2-3 years. However, depending on your environment, you might need to clean more often.
Although initial investment is higher than regular shingles roof, over time it’s well worth it especially if you’re thinking to keep your home for a long term.