A Homeowner’s Guide to Metal RoofsApril 26, 2019 3:04 pm
Metal roofs have been claiming more of the roofing material market share over the past few years. The reasons are simple – while the cost of asphalt has increased, the cost of metal has stayed the same, or decreased in some areas. Additionally, metal roofs have been on the market for a few years now, meaning they have started to prove their mettle as a worthwhile investment for Savannah-area homeowners. Before you choose to install a metal roof on your home, however, there are a few facts you should know.
The Green Choice
A metal roof is by far the most environmentally-friendly option currently on the market. Most metal roofs are made up of recycled materials – in fact, our metal roofs are made up of 95% recycled metal. Metal roofs are also very easy to recycle upon removal. As most roofs are made up of copper or aluminum, they can be remade into other objects without much effort. Additionally, metal roofs greatly reduce the energy costs associated with warming or cooling your home. Metal roofs reflect heat rather than absorb it, which can cause an energy cost reduction of up to 35%. Metal roofs not only help reduce your carbon footprint, they also help utilize recycled materials in an effective way. As metal roofs don’t have to be replaced as often as other types of roofs, there is also a reduction in the environmental impact of installing and creating the roof itself.
Metal roofs are incredibly durable. They withstand winds up to 200 mph and will not dent in severe weather. As Savannah is susceptible to storms like hurricanes and tornadoes, having a roof that can survive such weather should be important to any homeowner. Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular, because they have proved multiple times that they can survive such storms. Metal roofs are also fire resistant. As metal doesn’t catch on fire, you will not have to worry about lightning striking your home and causing your roof to burst into flames. Being non-combustible, is another great reason to choose metal roofs over another roofing material.
Ensure Proper Ventilation
One of the most important parts of owning a metal roof is to ensure your attic has the proper ventilation, which is why we specialize in a Hi-Flow Ridge ventilation system. The Department of Energy states that for every 1% of moisture in the attic, the roof’s efficacy decreases by 2.5%. In areas such as Savannah and Hilton Head, with high humidity in the air, roof ventilation is essential. Our system utilizes negative pressure to push the humidity and moisture out of your insulation and into the surrounding area, keeping your roof performing in top shape for as long as possible.
Choose the Right Professional
All of these facts are great to keep in mind, but they can be moot if your roof isn’t installed properly. Only with the right installation professionals can your home truly be protected from the elements. While a metal roof should last for many, many years, if installed incorrectly, the chances that something could go wrong with your roof increases exponentially. Therefore, it is essential to choose the right installation professional when it is time to put a new roof on your home.
If you would like more information regarding our metal roof installation processes, or just metal roofs in general, please contact us by filling out our online form or by calling us at (866) 809-6948 today!
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