When selecting the material for your new home’s roof or replacing the roof on your Reno home, there are several choices to consider. But the one that many homeowners overlook is the metal roof. The most common reason homeowners quickly eliminate a metal roof is the initial cost. However, when you learn more about this very reliable and efficient roofing material, you will find that the price is really a benefit.
Most of the more affordable roofing materials have a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years, depending on the climate and weather conditions. On the other hand, metal roofs are expected to last a minimum of 50 years, even when installed in the most challenging environments. And many have been found to last long beyond the half-century mark. So for most homeowners, this is a once-in-a-lifetime project when you select a metal roof installation. In addition, during your ownership, you can expect to be tasked with very few repairs and maintenance issues or expenses as these roofs are exceptionally durable.
An Impervious Surface
Metal is one of the most durable surfaces in all types of weather conditions. Even as the surface ages, it never loses its ability to shed water, unlike other materials, including asphalt shingles. Water will always flow off of a metal roof. A bonus in colder climates is that snow slides easily from a metal roof surface, so there is less potential for snow to pile up and add substantial weight to the roof or damage the surface. Finally, heat does not damage or degrade a metal roof any more than it does the metal pots and pans that you cook with every day.
Metal roofs are treated with special paint that reflects the sun’s radiant heat and harmful UV rays. In most cases and climates, the painted surface of the metal roof carries a 25-year warranty, so there are no care or repainting worries for many years. So be sure you select a color that you like, as it will be there for a quarter of a century.
Environmentally Friendly Roofing
Over 11 million tons of asphalt shingles are dumped in landfills every year. You would replace your shingle roof about three times to come close to the minimum life expectancy of a metal roof. So you are saving landfills from three complete roofs worth of shingles when you select a metal roof.
Increased Home Value
Because a metal roof is almost maintenance-free and offers such longevity, buyers love them. This surface is very desirable and will increase the value of your home significantly over a shingle roof. So even though you invest a little more to get all the benefits of the metal roof, you will see a great return on your investment when it is time to place your home on the market.
To get a price quote for a metal roof for your home, call (775) 451-3447. A Joe’s Roofing expert will visit you to obtain the measurements and information needed for your custom quote.