Trends aren’t just for social app dances and your wardrobe, now your roof can also be trending. Find out why our metal roof contractor in Casselberry says to keep your eye on metal this year.
Metal roofing has been around since the 18th century and started to gain popularity in the U.S. in the 19th century when sheet-rolling mills could produce the materials more easily. It was first used for agricultural and industrial buildings but more and more, we’re seeing it on residential buildings and we are here for it!
Our metal roof contractor in Casselberry joins experts in naming metal the #1 roofing trend this year because it has so many advantages over other roofing materials. Let’s dive in.
Metal Roofing Lasts A Lifetime
Okay, maybe not a lifetime, but it lasts much longer than a traditional asphalt shingle roof. At Advantage Roofing, we see asphalt roofs last about 20 years with proper maintenance. Metal roofs can last up to 70 years! Sure, the upfront cost is higher than for an asphalt shingle roof but a metal roof can outlast asphalt by decades. you’d need to replace your asphalt roof two or three times for how long a metal roof would last.
Metal Roofs Are Durable
The durability of metal roofing shouldn’t surprise you because we’ve just discussed how long they last. If properly installed by our metal roof contractor in Casselberry, a metal roof can withstand winds of 140 mph, which is important in our area where hurricanes visit more frequently than we’d like.
To maximize your roof’s durability, consider anodized aluminum. It’s lightweight and endlessly customizable because the color isn’t sprayed on, it’s bonded with the material at the atomic level. This means it resists corrosion, rust, nicks, and scratches. An anodized aluminum roof is perfect for our coastal climate where other types of metal roofs can rust and corrode.
Metal Roofs Are Safer And More Energy Efficient
You may be wondering how lightning affects a metal roof here in the lightning capital of the United States. Fear not because metal roofs are non-combustible with the highest fire-resistance rating making them perfect for lightning-prone areas like Florida. Metal roofs are no more likely to be struck by lightning than any other type of roof.
If you’re looking for a way to save on your energy bills (and who isn’t?), you should know that metal roofs reflect UV rays from the sun and can result in saving you 10-25% in cooling costs.
Metal Roofs Have Many Environmental Advantages
We’re all trying to shrink our carbon footprint and metal roofing helps. Did you know that metal roofs have up to 95% recycled content and are 100% recyclable at the end of their life? Compare that to your average shingle roof that ends up in a landfill. Tear-off waste adds up to 20 billion pounds per year to the building-related waste stream.
Metal roofing is also ideal for solar panels because the material makes for easier and faster installation. Solar panels can save a homeowner $1500 a year in energy costs, and with the price of installation continuing to decrease, solar panels are increasing in popularity.
Design And Customization
In addition to all the practical reasons that put metal roofs on the trending list, the endless color and style combinations make them completely customizable. This year, homeowners are leaning towards darker, more dramatic colors for their roofs. Metal roofing can hold any shade, no matter how dark, as opposed to asphalt shingles whose granules and tendency to fade make it harder for them to hold deep, dark hues.
Homeowners are using their roofs as a major component of their home’s curb appeal. And why not? The versatility of metal roofing means you can design your home to your taste.
Advantage Roofing Is Always On-Trend
Not sure where to start? That’s okay! Our metal roof contractor in Casselberry can help you decide on a style and color that works best for your home and will keep you on trend this year and for many years to come. Contact us today to get started.