In recent years, we have all heard a lot about steel roofing and its many advantages. And why not? As one of the most durable roofing materials on the market, steel roofing has eclipsed asphalt shingles, slates, and other composite roofing materials.
So, here are eight reasons why you should choose a steel roof:
Steel roofs are strong and durable, which is why they are still so popular today. Many roofing materials are not sufficiently strong to withstand weather conditions such as high winds and extreme temperature fluctuations year after year. Steel roofs, on the other hand, are fire retardant and rust resistant. They are ideal for homes that are highly exposed to variable weather conditions and for areas where wind speeds can reach over 140 km/h.
2. Ease of Maintenance
Maintenance on your part is essentially zero if your steel roof has been properly installed. Steel roofs, unlike other roofing materials, do not absorb water, and it is easy to remove snow from their surface. These two factors alone greatly reduce the risk of damage to the roof structure and gutter system.
The fact that metal roofs do not succumb to the most common problems makes them not only strong, but also durable. They do not undergo extreme thermal expansion and contraction, making them less likely to break, chip, crack, or loosen over time. According to the Metal Roofing Alliance, a metal roof can last 40 to 60 years and sometimes even longer, which is two to three times longer than a well-maintained asphalt roof.
4. Energy Efficiency
Steel roofs have high solar reflectance and thermal emissivity, which means they can efficiently reflect solar heat back into the atmosphere. Depending on where you live, a steel roof can keep its surface about 37.7 degrees Celsius cooler than any conventional roof.
5. Ecological Footprint
Unlike an asphalt shingle roof that needs to be replaced every 15 to 20 years, metal roofs can last more than 50 years without any signs of rot. Plus, steel roofs are 100% recyclable. While more than 13 billion pounds of asphalt shingles sit in landfills needlessly, the removed steel roofing is completely recyclable. MAC has also been committed to using 97% recycled steel in the design of its profiles for several years.
6. Variety of Colors and Textures
MAC steel roofing profiles are available in a wide range of colours with matte finishes that can perfectly match noble materials such as zinc, copper, and quartz. Excellent for a variety of residential and commercial buildings, it will add style and prestige to both contemporary projects and historic homes that need a solid roof to protect the building structure while maintaining aesthetic integrity.
7. Resale Value
When it comes time to sell your property, the buyer will consider many factors when making their choice. Because steel roofing is virtually maintenance-free, is durable, and lasts for decades, homes with metal roofs typically enjoy a 6-8% increase in resale value over an asphalt shingle home.
8. Return on Investment
Although having a higher initial cost than other types of materials, steel roofs are a real energy saver in both summer and winter. Known to reduce your cooling costs by up to 40 percent, Home Guides reports that a metal roof helps homeowners recover an average of 85.9 percent of their investment. Furthermore, homeowners living in the eastern regions of Canada and the United States have been found to recover up to 95.5 percent of the costs on average for their metal roofs.
A Smart Choice that Pays Off
A steel roof is a strong, durable, and environmentally friendly alternative to asphalt shingles. A metal roof can save you money on cooling costs during the summer months by reflecting solar heat back into the atmosphere. Also, unlike other types of roofs that need to be replaced every 15 years or so, a steel roof will last for decades with little maintenance on your part, which means less time spent maintaining it. They also offer a higher resale value than other materials when selling a property. So, if you are considering making this investment for your home or other property, contact one our retailers to make your dream a reality.
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