Most shingle roof replacement products can last decades which means it’s rare for homeowners to think about getting a new roof until their old one shows signs of problems. However, if you’re getting near the end of the life span of your roofing system, you might want to consider “upgrading” to metal roofing.
Metal roofs are a little more complicated to install than regular asphalt shingles, driving the labor costs up. However, they do make up for this initial expense with sheer strength, durability and longevity. Here are some advantages you can expect from upgrading your roof with metal shingles.
Better Comfort and Efficiency
Metals are, by nature, durable which means they don’t require damaged roof repair jobs as often as other roofing materials but aside from this they are also surprisingly energy-efficient. In fact, modern metal roofing systems have a better energy efficiency rating than comparable asphalt shingle options. This is far from the “hot tin roof” misconception that most people have. This also means you can enjoy more comfortable interiors thanks to the naturally high heat capacity of metal roofs.
A metal roof installation can be a little on the expensive side at first but its value truly shines in its performance. Aside from the energy savings you get from enhanced efficiency, metal roofs are among the sturdiest roofs there are, needing very little maintenance and less frequent repairs and replacements.
Gone are the old galvanized sheets that lined industrial buildings in the past. Today, metal shingles come in a variety of colors, patterns and styles that can hold up against their high-end roofing counterparts. This, combined with their strength that needs little to no emergency roof repair jobs, makes them good candidates for residential roofing systems.
Let our professionals at Barnett Roofing show you the many benefits that come with a metal roof installation. Give us a call at (865) 936-6959 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate today.