Metal roofs are designed to outlast most other roofing systems and is the most durable of all roofing materials. First used on the roofs of commercial buildings, metal roofs are now a great option to protect your CT home. But what are the advantages and disadvantages to installing a CT metal roof on your home?
A metal roof is extremely durable, with the ability to withstand heavy snowfall, hail, and intense winds with ease. A metal roof can withstand extreme weather for a longer period of time then any other roofing material. Also a metal roof lasts longer and does not fade as quickly as asphalt shingles do.
A Metal Roof can protect your home for more than fifty years before it needs to be replaced. This means that a metal roof lasts 2-3 times longer then an asphalt shingled roof. This saves you a lot of money and can be used as a selling point on your home.
A metal roof is much lighter then a slate roof so it allows your home to preserve its structural integrity. This will help prevent your home from settling more creating leaks and gaps around your windows and doors. So having a lighter weight roof will help prevent this from happening.
During the summer a traditional asphalt and slate roof catch the suns rays and heat up your home. A metal roof reflects this heat better then the others, which boosts your homes energy efficiency.
The most important thing your roof does is shedding water and snow off of your roof and away from your foundation. A metal roof does his better then any other material because of its slick surface and channels. Also when the winter comes and your roof has a blanket of snow covering it then you can keep your concern of clearing it at bay. As your snow-covered roof heats up the melting water will loosen the snow and it will slide off. Sometimes an entire section will clear at once, which helps prevent the forming of ice damns and an abundance of snow gathering up.
Depending on the material that you have on your roof you can pay $1,700- 40,000. The price of your roof depends on many factors including the size, materials, pitch and more. A metal roof costs around twice that amount of an asphalt roof. Although the cost is high a metal roof will last much longer then any other roof.
Although a CT metal roofs shedding ability is one of its strong suits, that ability has its dangers as well. When the snow releases off of your roof it tends to come down all at once. If you are standing in the area when this happens that amount of snow could cause an injury.
If you are considering having a CT Metal Roof installed then contact Fiderio & Sons today!