Metal roofing has many benefits with marginal disadvantages that are easily overcome. At GSM Roofing we guarantee to give you the best, life changing roof you’ve ever had! Not convinced? Read on to learn more about why you should switch to metal roofing today.
Metal roofing can be expensive – we’re not here to lie to you about that. However, you get what you pay for and with high quality materials, metal roofing pays for itself. While traditional asphalt roofing lasts 12 to 20 years – less than most peoples’ mortgage loans – a metal roof has an estimated lifespan of 40 to 70 years. Imagine making a lifetime investment in your home! Metal is also the sturdiest material you can have on a roof, withstanding wind gusts of up to 140 miles an hour, is unbothered by lightning, fireproof, rot proof, mold resistant, and stylish to boot. In the case you do get a dent from a heavy falling object such as abnormally giant hail or maybe the rare meteor shower (both unlikely), your metal roof is easily fixed without the need to remove the entire roof system.
With their quick replacement period, asphalt shingles send 20 billion pounds of garage to national landfills every year according to the EPA. Metal roofs however, don’t need replacing as frequent and every part of your roofing setup is 100 percent recyclable with at least 25 percent makeup of recycled metals. Are you looking to live off the grid? Metal roofing is ideal for solar panels and water harvesting systems with their sleek, easy to customize and mount designs.
Despite already saving in costs after the up-front ticket shock, there’s still more to save! Because metal roofing reflects heat, it’s perfect for the hot, sun filled climates of Texas. Most roof options are coated with sun-reflecting properties and don’t absorb heat like asphalt shingles do, reducing cooling costs by as much as 25 percent. The same pigments reduce heat gain, so your home won’t heat up in the first place, reducing the need for air conditioning and the hefty electric bill that comes with it every summer.