You can save up to 40% in energy costs with a metal roof. It provides superior insulation in the winter and effectively cools down your home during summer.
Here are answers to most frequently asked questions about metal roofs from your local roofing replacement expert, Exterior Pros.
How Much Longer Will a Metal Roof Last Compared With Other Roofing Materials?
Metal roofs are expected to last around two to three times longer than a normal roof. They don’t decompose or rot and can stay looking new for decades. Regular maintenance and repainting can extend their life span. However, this still depends on the climate in your area and the pitch of your roof.
What If My Metal Roof Doesn’t Match the Homes in My Neighborhood?
You have a wide range of colors and styles to choose from when it comes to a metal roof. Some are even made to look like asphalt shingle, clay tile, or slate.
Would a Metal Roof Be Too Heavy for Certain Home Styles or Structure?
Surprisingly, a metal roof is 50% lighter than an asphalt roof and 75% lighter than concrete tile, fiber cement shakes and slate. Exterior Pros, one of the leading roofing contractors, offers high-quality metal roofs for homes and businesses.
Is Metal Roofing Noisier During Bad Weather?
Noise from hail or rainstorm shouldn’t be a problem with proper attic insulation.
How Well Can a Metal Roof Endure Harsh Weather?
A metal roof excels in resisting damage from high winds, hail storms, heavy rains or snow and wildfires. Metal roofing has a 140-mph rating so it can withstand high winds of up to 140 miles per hour. It’s a good option for areas that experience a lot of snow as it sheds snow quickly, protecting the structure of the roof. Meanwhile, in locations that are prone to wildfire, it can protect your home from flames that may reach your roof.
Are Metal Roofs Environmentally Friendly?
Metal roofing is 100% recyclable, making it a green building material. The National Association of Homebuilders Research Center says 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles end up in U.S. landfills yearly.
For your roofing and siding replacement needs, choose Exterior Pros. You can also count on us for high-quality replacement windows and doors. Call us at (414) 215-0927 or complete our online form to request a quote. We provide home exterior services to homeowners in Waukesha, WI.