Metal roofing is one of today’s most popular roofing materials, thanks to its many benefits that put it ahead of other roofing materials. Coleman Roofing & Construction shares with you the top three reasons you should choose metal roofing when it’s time to replace your roof.
Metal Roofs Are Strong
Metal roofs are more impact-resistant than most roofing materials, which makes them ideal for areas often hit by hailstones and flying debris during storms. Instead of cracking or breaking, a strong impact will only dent a metal roof. When a storm hits, this can spell the difference between minor roof repairs and major water damage restoration.
Metal Roofs Are Lightweight
Weight is one major consideration when switching from one roofing material to another, because the existing roof deck needs to be able to support the new roof’s weight. If you’re considering switching to a heavier material like slate or tile to replace your asphalt shingle roof, there’s a chance your existing roof deck will need to be reinforced before installation can begin. On the other hand, metal roofs do not have this problem. Provided that the roof deck is in good condition, you can save on the time and money you would otherwise spend on modifying your roof.
Metal Roofs Have Long Life Spans
If you need just one reason to buy a metal roof, this is it. Metal roofs typically last up to 50 years, while traditional asphalt shingle roofs last about 20. While the upfront cost of a metal roof is a bit higher, the longer life span means you’ll only need to have your roof replaced once in your lifetime — if at all. Plus, its low-maintenance requirements mean you can save on maintenance costs down the line. Combine this with its inherent durability and other features like energy efficiency and aesthetic qualities, and you’re looking at a true lifetime investment.
To learn more about our roofing services, including storm damage inspection and repair, call Coleman Roofing & Construction today at (225) 379-7663. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free quote. We serve residents of Covington, LA.