Thinking of a Metal Roof?
You ask, what is a metal roof and can it be used on a residential home, as well as a commercial establishment? The answer is yes, and increasingly so in the tri-state area of PA, NJ, and DE. The reason for the increasing use of metal on a roof is due to the lasting protection it provides, cost effeciancy over the life of the roof, and for aesthetic reasons.
JB Roofing Systems sees the benefits in choosing a metal roof. With metal roofing, you can have all of the benefits of a traditional roof, and yet avoid the commons problems that are associated with that type of roof, such as missing shingles, roof deterioration, leaks from extreme weather. Since metal is so durable and is not porous, there are some benefits to it that stand out:
- Curb appeal
- Energy efficient
Whether you are considering a metal option for your commercial or residential structure, your available options are seemingly endless. There are so many options for colors and design schemes; metal roofing has come a long way! From the standard steel panels with standing, corrugated, or ribbed seams to the metal shingles, metal cedar shakes, stone coated metal or steel shingles, copper, and aluminum.
Although the initial cost of a metal roof is slightly higher than a traditional shingle, the excellent return on your investment will keep you satisfied for a long time. As with any roof, there are many variables that will determine the cost of a new metal roof: pitch, size, accessibility, and permits. Regardless, metal roofing is a premium home product and it is comparable to purchasing a cedar shake roof, but yet more economical than a slate roofing option.
Let’s take a closer look at the benefits:
A metal roof of any kind will outlast most other roofing materials. When properly maintained (maintenance is minimal), you should expect the roof to last the lifetime of it’s owner!
Since the material is metal, it resists common inhibitors such as fire, extreme weather, mold and mildew, as well as the destructive ultraviolet radiation. Metal roofs do not experience common problems associated with conventional roofs such as warping, splitting, peeling, or cracking. Additionally, since metal roofing is resistant to the aforementioned, home owner insurance policies are often adjusted.
The appeal of metal roofing has drastically increased in the past several years. With emerging styles mimicking the traditional roofing selections, the opportunity to increase the aesthetic appearance of your home has greatly increased. The color choices vary from your typical standard, traditional, stunning, to industrial colors.
Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly:
Aside from the fact that a metal roof can be installed over an existing roof (also a cost savings), it provides an additional layer of protection or “insulation”, as a metal roof innately reflects the sun rays from seeping in and also blocks the house generated heat from exiting. Any color that is reflective, will offer this benefit. Ultimately, in the summer a proper colored roof (not just white!) will deflect the sun’s rays, while in the winter, the metal roof will provide an insulating barrier that prevents heat loss. All of this means, less money out of your pocket!!
At JB Roofing Systems, we understand that your reasons for the type of roof you choose are personnel. To each is their own, and we respect that. Metal roofing is in demand, but so too are other types of roofing options. The choice is yours and we are here to provide you with the necessary information you need to make an informed decision.
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One last note about metal roofs. An additional nessecity for a metal roof, is the installation of snow gaurds. Snow guards alleviate snow build-up, preventing the inevitable downward slide of the snow onto the ground.