Metal roofs have been a common fixture on farm sheds and industrial buildings, but in the recent decade, they’ve become more popular with homeowners, thanks to the rise of the modern farmhouse. Keeping up with design trends is one way to increase your home’s curb appeal. However, it’s not the only reason why a metal roof would be a great addition to any home.
Just to make things clear though, you don’t have to pattern your home after a modern farmhouse to improve your exterior’s visual appeal – manufacturers offer metal panels that come in a wide variety of colors and textures.
As proof of their exceptional durability, metal roofs can last for more than 50 years. This long-lasting durability can be partly attributed to metal roofing’s resistance to weather extremes, including strong winds and fire.
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Plus, you won’t have to worry about reinforcing your structure. Unlike other equally durable roofing materials, metal roofs don’t weigh much, allowing them to be installed on practically every kind of home.
Another trend you should keep an eye on is the sustainability trend. Most prospective buyers look for energy-efficient features, which can help them save on their power costs. Since metal panels reflect the heat from the sun instead of absorbing it, they can help reduce your cooling costs in summer.
Aside from lowering your home’s energy consumption, a metal roof can also lower the amount of construction waste that ends up in landfills. Up to 95% of metal panels are made of recyclable materials.
To make sure you get to enjoy all of the aforementioned benefits, only hire a qualified roofer. Remember, always vet contractors before hiring them.
Looking for experienced contractors in your area?
Tedrick’s Roofing, a GAF Master Elite® contractor with over 25 years’ worth of experience, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including roof repair services. To get a free estimate, call us at (206) 824-3440. We serve homeowners in Federal Way, WA, as well as the surrounding communities.