Welcome back to Orlando Groups’ blogs. Today, we will be continuing our pros and cons series with metal roofing and why they may or may not be right for you. In a prior blog, we talked about asphalt roofing, which you can find here. Metal roofing is a completely different process and cost point than many other roofing materials, but it can also be some of the best and long-lasting if you take care of it.
Pros of Metal Roofing
Metal roofs are often chosen because they last longer than almost any other roofing option out there. The metal on the roof can stand up to almost anything out there and still keep going. Metal can be out in any element and it won’t shrink or break when extreme weather comes to your part of town. It also is heavy enough that large gusts of wind won’t put it off, making it a good option for almost everyone.
Metal roofing is made from 25% recycled materials and because it lasts for so long, once it is produced, it doesn’t need to be replaced for 20+ years. This is important to note because something like asphalt shingles needs to be replaced so often and when they are, they can’t be recycled. When it needs to be replaced, metal roofing can actually be fully recycled and the steel used maintains its strength and can be repurposed into something else.
Metal roofs are extremely reflective. When it is super sunny, it doesn’t hold that heat in like asphalt roofs would. So during the hot summer days that we often have here in Dallas, you will save on air conditioning costs. If this is paired with solid insulation when the temperature starts to drop a little bit then you will have the perfect temperature year-round for you and your family’s home.
While there are so many good reasons for you to get a metal roof, one of the reasons people simply love it is because of the way it looks. It gives your home a modern look that you love to see every time you come home. Since it is painted metal, you can change it to almost any color that you feel is suitable for your home.
Cons Of Metal Roofing
While it can hold up to almost anything that you throw at it in terms of not breaking, unfortunately, it can get dented. Just like your car in a hail storm, your house will have a similar issue. Hail is something that can sometimes be unavoidable no matter what you do. This means you may experience some denting. Luckily, these dents will not compromise the roof itself. So your house will still be protected from the elements.
Metal roofs can sometimes be very noisy depending on how much insulation your attic has. When those heavy rains or hail comes, you will probably be able to hear every drop that lands on the roof. This can be remedied for you and your family if you decide to add extra insulation to your attic before getting your roof installed. The extra insulation won’t only stop some of the noises but will save on AC costs as well.
This is one of the biggest setbacks for many people when they are deciding on a roof. It can be costly to repair your roof as is but completely replacing it can be a huge financial burden on many people. Luckily, your local roofer in Dallas will keep the cost down as much as they can, but metal roofing will still more than likely double the price of asphalt roofing. When it comes to cost, weighing these pros and cons is hard, but it is something that you know you will have for a long time to come. You might find that your future self will thank you for taking the burden of that extra cost.
If you are reading this, then you are probably looking for a local roofer that can help you. Orlando Group can help you determine if metal roofing is right for your budget and your house. Contact us, your local roofer in Dallas for all of your questions and roofing needs.