The Advantages of a Metal Roof

The most important aspect of any home is the roof. It protects your home and defends it from rain, wind, sun, and snow. Even though the roof holds great importance, many homeowners do not think about their roof until there is an unexpected problem.

While the initial investment is a little more costly, there are a number of advantages to having a metal roof to protect your home. In fact, more and more people today are choosing metal over shingle roofs. Here are just a few reasons to consider a metal roof for your home:

Improved Durability and Longevity

Depending on the type of metal roof that you choose to install on your home, it will last you anywhere from forty to seventy years. Keep in mind, however, that the longevity of any roof depends on whether it receives proper maintenance on a regular basis.

Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of a metal roof is the way it stands up to even the worst weather conditions. This type of roof can withstand sustained gusts of wind up to 140 miles per hour which is perfect for the strong winds Albuquerque and New Mexico face.

As long as the roof is properly maintained, you do not have to worry about it corroding or cracking under normal seasonal conditions. Along with that, some of the metal available will even be resistant to impact. This means that your home and family will be better protected in the event trees or debris should fall on your home.

As with all roofing systems, a metal roof should be inspected even though it may not require periodic maintenance. Because metal roofs are so durable and long-lasting, some home insurance companies will even offer premium discounts on homes that have them installed. Check with your insurance agent to see if you can receive a discount for your roofing structure.

Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly

Another advantage to a metal roof is the reduction of cooling costs. This type of roofing system reflects solar radiant heat, which means your home will remain cooler and you will not be cranking up the A/C as often. Metal roofs are also incredibly friendly to the environment because they are made up of as much as 25% to 95% of recycled materials. In addition, once the roof has reached the end of its lifespan, the material is 100% recyclable; thus, allowing you to make a positive impact on the environment while protecting your home!

If you’d like to know more about metal roofs and installing them on your home, give Whitlock Construction a call today! From roof repair to insurance claims, we’re here to help! Get in touch with New Mexico’s trusted roofing specialists!