Benefits Of A Metal Roof

Benefits Of A Metal Roof

Benefits Of Metal Roofing The Durability and Longevity of Metal Roofs A Wide Variety of Metal Roofing Styles, Patterns and Designs Great for Your Home, Great for the Environment Long-Term Value of a Metal Roof Save Money with a Metal Roof – Even on Your Insurance Save Money on Heating and Air Conditioning With a Metal Roof Valuable Warranties Provide Added Protection For You and Your Home The Durability and Longevity of Metal Roofs Asphalt can require re-roofing every 12 to 20 years, with the average age of roofing replaced in the U.S. being only 17 years. That’s because asphalt roofing, being made of oil impregnated paper or fiberglass, begins to deteriorate as soon as you put it on your roof. Just normal weather and the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays add to an asphalt roof’s deterioration. A metal roof, however, will not decompose. And unlike asphalt and other roofing styles, a metal roof can withstand just about everything Mother Nature throws at it. Other roofing materials such as wood shingles and tile have varying degrees of weather related problems also. Wood shingles dry out, cracking and curling over a relatively short time. Recent wood shingle and shake roofs have needed replacement before twenty years. Concrete tile roofs have experienced problems with freeze/thaw cycles, especially in northern climates. Both of these products are outlasted by metal roofing that retains its good looks, whether that be shake, tile or vertical seam panels. A Wide Variety of Metal Roofing Styles, Patterns and Designs Across the United States and Canada, there are many different regional preferences of roofing types, depending on the climate and architectural style of your neighborhood. No matter what the climate or style, you can find a metal roof to match. Most consumers and installers are surprised to discover that metal roofs come in a wide variety of styles, designed to fit into any neighborhood and that look just like typical roofing styles including cedar shake, slate, tile, shingle, and standing seam vertical panels. Visit the Metal Roofing Photo Gallery to see the wide variety of metal roofing styles, patterns, and designs. Visit MRAs Metal Roofing Styles page to see the wide variety of metal roofing styles, patterns, and designs. Great for Your Home, Great for the Environment According to the National Association of Homebuilders Research Center, 20 Billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into U.S. landfills every year. If one loaded those in 40,000 pound trailers and lined them up end-to-end they would make a line from New York City to Los Angeles, back to New York City and on to Chicago. What a way to treat our land. The recycled content of the steel in a metal roof is about 56% from production to installation to reuse – far superior to asphalt. And a metal roof can often be installed over your current roof, without tearing off what’s already there. Not only that, metal roofs are excellent insulators. Not only will your metal roof keep your house comfortable regardless of the weather outside, but it can actually lower your air conditioning and heating bills. Long-Term Value of a Metal Roof A metal roof is a premium roof system which adds value to your most important investment-your home. Initially, a metal roof will likely cost more than an asphalt roof, comparable to some other systems like tile or shake and less than slate. While these premium roof systems look good initially, they breakdown over time and you wind up having to install two or more while your metal roof will keep on providing the protection for you and your home. A metal roof will indeed save you money over time-in fact, most metal roofs come with a true 30 to 50 year warrantee. Then, add that all in with what you’ll save in roof maintenance costs. To make sure an asphalt roof lasts as long as possible, extra roof maintenance is essential. But a metal roof is just about maintenance-free. All you have to do is occasionally hose it down from the ground. Metal roofs not only save you money – they’ll save you time and worry, too. Save Money with a Metal Roof – Even on Your Insurance Initially the cost of a metal roof can be substantially more than a premium asphalt roof. This is due to two factors- first a metal roof is a premium product which does not begin deteriorating as soon as it is installed and second it takes more skilled application for installation. But, overall it will save you money in the long run versus other roofing products. That’s because once you’ve installed a metal roof, chances are you’ll never have to re-roof your home again. Consider the cost over a 30-year period – when you’d likely have to replace 2 asphalt roofs – a metal roof will indeed save you money in the long run. Even better, most metal roofs come with up to a 50-year warranty. Then, add all that in with what you’ll save in roof maintenance costs. To make sure an asphalt roof lasts as long as possible, extra roof maintenance is essential. But a metal roof is just about maintenance-free. All you have to do is occasionally hose it down from the ground. Metal roofs not only save you money – they’ll save you time and worry, too. Another added benefit of metal roofing if you live in Texas: Some insurance companies in those states offer discounts of up to 35% to homeowners with metal roofs. Save Money on Heating and Air Conditioning With a Metal Roof With home heating costs doubling in the last year, you may be surprised to learn that metal roofs are excellent insulators. Not only will a metal roof keep your house comfortable, regardless of the weather outside, it can actually lower your air conditioning and heating bills. An asphalt roof, primarily made of paper, slowly begins to deteriorate, due to extreme weather and the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. But a light-colored metal roof actually deflects UV radiation, keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Click here to read more about the insulating properties of metal roofs. Valuable Warranties Provide Added Protection For You and Your Home When you install a metal roof on your home, you’ll receive a valuable long-term warranty from the product manufacturer plus a valuable workmanship warranty from the installer. Many of these warranties also transfer to future owners of your home. Warranties vary somewhat between manufacturers and products but the bottom line is that the security and value of your home will be enhanced by the warranted long-term protection of a metal roof. This protection affords you peace-of-mind and security while you own your home and, oftentimes, increased resale value when you sell your home. When you install a metal roof on your home, you’ll receive a warranty for up to 50 years. This means you’re covered in the event anything should go wrong with your roof – not likely, but it’s piece of mind you won’t get from warranties on most other roofing products.
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Benefits Of A Metal Roof

Advantages of Metal Roofing Key drivers in a building design’s success are increasing energy efficiency while reducing operating and maintenance costs. The key benefit of metal roofing and wall panels is that they positively impact building performance by providing longevity, durability and sustainability. These benefits outweigh the performance of traditional shingles. Longevity A study by the Metal Construction Association (MCA) showed the life-expectancy of low-slope unpainted 55% Al-Zn alloy coated, commonly referred to as Galvalume®, steel standing seam metal roofing (SSR) system is 60 years. The service life of a commercial building is also 60 years, according to LEED v4, essentially meaning a Galvalume metal roof does not require replacement. This benefits both building owners and the environment by lowering the demand to produce replacement roofing systems. Durability In addition to a long service life, metal is widely known as a resilient material and a strong match for extreme weather conditions. Supported by third party testing, ABC’s metal roofing and wall panels offer fire and wind resistance and prevent air and water leakage. Capable of withstanding up to 140 mph winds, ABC’s metal roofing panels are strong contributors to durable, weathertight building envelopes. Sustainability Made out of 25-35% recyclable materials and virtually 100% recyclable by its end of life cycle, ABC’s metal roofing panels provide energy efficiency throughout and beyond its composition. ABC’s metal roofing systems are coated with infrared reflective Cool Roof finishes; much of the sun’s infrared radiation is reflected and keeps the roof surface temperature lower than uncoated or traditional roofing materials, offering energy savings, including significant reductions in HVAC costs. Metal panels are strong hosts for other energy efficient, and even energy producing, building materials. ABC’s metal panels may be used with any type of insulation system and can support very thick insulation, maximizing a building’s performance. Additionally, metal roofs are ideal surfaces for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. PV systems can be installed on a metal roof penetration-free, resulting in high performance with minimal risk. All of these benefits make metal roofing the best choice for agricultural, commercial, residential and post-frame building applications. Learn more about metal panels’ sustainability ABC_PageRepeater.ascx Resources Project Gallery ABC’s project gallery showcases beautiful projects using our many different metal roofing profiles. Product Resources Explore the extensive resource library which includes manuals, brochures, testing documents and more. Training Videos ABC offers multiple how-to installation and training videos on our metal roofing products and trim applications. FAQ Find answers to the most commonly asked ABC product and metal roofing industry questions. Warranties ABC only offers premium grade metal products that are backed by industry leading warranties for both paint systems and substrates. Color Resources ABC metal panel Color Resources provides you with multiple color charts, paint facts and an interactive color visualizer. Metal Roofing Benefits ABC’s sustainable metal roofing and wall panels are durable, economical, energy efficient and offer a long life expectancy. Have a Question? Contact one of our technical experts to learn more about our metal roofing systems and how we can help you with your agricultural construction project. Contact Us

Benefits Of A Metal Roof

Benefits Of A Metal Roof
Benefits Of A Metal Roof
Benefits Of A Metal Roof
Benefits Of A Metal Roof
Benefits Of A Metal Roof