Is a Metal Roof Right for You?
Updated: Apr 11
Getting a new roof on your home is a huge investment. Choosing the right style of roof can impact the curb appeal, resale value and the structural integrity of your home. Metal roofs have become increasingly popular. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, they can save you money, too.
1. Metal Roofing is Versatile and Aesthetically Pleasing
Metal roofs can be installed on just about any building. Whether your home is a luxury home or a more rustic ranch-style, a metal roof can enhance your home’s aesthetics. If you choose, you can have only a portion of your roof metal, adding flair and personality to your home. Using metal roofing accents on turrets, dormers or patios can add dimension and beauty to your home’s curb appeal.
2. Metal Roofing Lasts
Its lifespan is the biggest benefit of metal roofing. If your attic is properly ventilated, and it’s installed properly, you can easily get 30 years out of your metal roof. Under ideal conditions and if the painted finish and metal panels are maintained properly, your metal roof may even last up to 50 years.
3. The Painted Finish
Metal roofs are painted with a finish which will protect the metal from rusting in the elements, as well as protect the color from fading. Most metal paints are warranted for 30 or 40 years. Because metal is painted, there are many more colors to choose from than traditional shingles, making your home uniquely yours.
4. Little Maintenance
Every roof needs maintenance, but metal roofs require less than shingled roofs. A standing seam metal roof system is virtually maintenance-free other than checking for leaks and penetrations around pipe jacks, ventilation, etc. Metal roofs sometimes require cleaning, and you will want to clear off debris from your metal roof, such as leaves, branches, etc. that may fall during storms.
5. The Sound
Who doesn’t love the sound of rain on a metal roof? It’s relaxing and quintessentially Texan.