Of the many options on the market, metal roofing is a great choice because of its longevity, durability, and energy efficiency. There are various metals to choose from, but any of the choices will last much longer than asphalt shingles. Countless commercial and residential structures rely on this material for the many benefits it offers, but it isn’t the best option for everyone. Let’s have a look at some of the pros and cons of metal roofing!
One of the biggest advantages of a metal roof is energy efficiency. The metal roof will reflect solar radiation much more than an asphalt roof and can save you or your business a large percentage in energy costs, keeping your structure cooler in the summer.
Another benefit of metal roofing is that it can add curb appeal to the structure. Due to the wide range of options in color and style, many attractive designs can be achieved through various combinations.
An advantage of metal roofing that can be overlooked is the enhanced ability to shed water due to the smooth surface. While asphalt shingles leave many small trenches and cracks for water to seep into, a metal roof will let the water slide right off!
One of the downsides of metal roofing is the cost. Metal roofing can cost as much as two or three times more than other materials, making it a long-term investment. Take time to decide if it makes sense to spend more money on a longer-lasting roof. Consider that it may also be difficult to match colors if you need to add on or replace panels down the road due to discoloration over long periods.
Another downside to metal roofing is the noise. Rain and hail will be amplified as they fall upon the surface and could become a nuisance for those inside the structure. Insulation can help with this problem, but that is an added cost to the already expensive roof!
If you are considering a repair or a reroofing project in the greater Northern Front Range, give us a call and find out if a metal roof is a good option for your residential or commercial structure.