Owning a home means that you have to consider both design and functionality. Nevertheless, when it comes to roofing, most homeowners are not sure what to go for. Clearly, having a metal roof has become a trend in recent years — but are there any downsides to it you ought to be aware of?
Benefits of Installing a Metal Roof
You won’t have to wait for ages for the roof to be done
With most types of roofs, homeowners have to practice patience, as the job may last longer than they would like. In contrast, when installing a metal roof, roofers can use multiple-shingle sections to get the job done in no time at all. These sections or panels are usually quite wide (12–36 inches), so applying them will be quick and easy for an experienced professional.
But, what is the benefit here for you, the homeowner? Well, a quick turnaround time means you will save some money on labor. What’s more, you won’t have to waste your precious time (and probably even more money) living someplace else, waiting for the roof to come together.
Best of all, with a metal roof, you can worry a bit less if you live in a an area prone to storms. If anything gets stripped off, the roofer will be able to quickly patch the roof together. The chances of that are quite low as metal roofs tend to be rated for much higher wind speeds than a traditional asphalt shingle roof.
You can keep the roof pitch low
Want to keep that gentle slope in your roof but still protect your home from leaks? Metal roofing will give you just that, as it’s one of the best options for low-pitched roofs.
You can save energy (and money!)
Unlike wood, tile, and concrete roofs, metal roofs are able to reflect the sunlight, so you can get away with not using air conditioning all day long. The house will be cool enough, as the reflective properties of metal minimize the amount of heat the house gets.
The roof will be fire-resistant
Finally, if you are afraid of fire and would like some extra assurance, know that metal roofs hold a Class A fire rating. They can handle severe fire exposure, so they can keep your family safe — and the value of your home undiminished.
Drawbacks of Installing a Metal Roof
As with everything in life, there are some disadvantages to metal roofing as well. However, as you will see — these can hardly be considered real cons.
Metal is prone to dents
If you live in an area where hailstorms are a common occurrence, a metal roof might not be the best option for you. No matter how resistant to fire it is, it’s still prone to dents, especially if the hailstorm is rather violent.
The house could be a bit noisier
Another thing you should factor in is how sensitive you are to noise. If you need all the peace and quiet you can get, a metal roof might not be the best choice, especially if the sound of rain bothers you a lot. On the other hand, if you don’t mind a bit of noise now and then, you’ll love having metal roofing.
It’s an investment
Finally, the biggest disadvantage for some homeowners is the cost of installing a metal roof. However, if you’re not planning to move anytime soon, the investment is well worth the trouble. Metal roofs are able to withstand most harsh weather conditions, and they’re long-lasting. If you aren’t looking into selling your home in the near future — don’t underestimate the ROI you can get on metal roofing.
Is Getting a Metal Roof Worth It?
When you weigh the pros and cons, it’s evident a metal roof offers a considerable advantage to a homeowner. If you want a roof that not only looks incredible but is durable and can keep your home cool, opt for metal and contact us now to get your free estimate. We have locations in Tallahassee, Pensacola, Panama City, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Sarasota.