Why Should You Consider a Metal Roof?
While asphalt shingle roofs are the most commonly found roofing system on homes across America, metal roofs are still a popular option for many homeowners. And, the interest in metal is only increasingly rapidly, particularly in storm and hail prone areas. In other parts of the world, asphalt shingles in many places are a rarity!
A well-constructed roof is critical to the foundation of your home. This is particularly true in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex where we are the center of powerful hail and wind storms year after year. It is important to have a high-performance roof that can hold up to the Southern hot climate, and the storm activity that we face every year.
Over the years, roofing materials have continued to evolve, including metal roofs. In climates like Dallas, and even in Miami where storms are common, metal roofs are becoming a more popular roofing material of choice.
Why are homeowners turning to metal roofs? Well, unlike asphalt shingles, metal is more durable and offers a longer-lasting life-cycle than asphalt does. While metal may be more expensive, it holds up to Mother Nature at a better rate than its counterpart asphalt, and can outlast it by 2 or even 3x!
In this blog post, we are going to review some of the reasons why so many Dallas homeowners have asked us about installing a metal roof onto their home or building. Like with any material, there are advantages and drawbacks.
The Advantages of a Metal Roof
In short, the advantages of metal roofing significantly outweigh the cons of a metal roof. Of all roofing materials, it is one of the most durable, high-functioning options on the market today!
Metal is proven to last longer than asphalt shingles. While it may not last as long as tile or slate, it also does not cost as expensive as a tile roof. One metal roof can last the equivalence of having 2 or 3 shingle roofs put on! If longevity is what you are after, metal is a great consideration!
Metal roofs are known to increase the curb appeal and value of your home. Metal roofs are durable to Mother Nature, and equate to a long lasting roof that will not need to be replaced for many years. This also can be reflected in your homeowner’s insurance where some carriers will offer a discount for metal roofs.
Variety of options
As metal roofs have evolved, you now have numerous styles and colors to choose from. Metal roofs no longer have to look the same as every other one. In some cases, you may have more variety to choose from than asphalt shingles even. Whether you want standing seam or metal shingles, there are dozens of colors, and textures that you can choose from. They can even be designed and constructed to look like shingles, slate or wood!
Metal roofs also offer better protection to hail, wind and fire than asphalt shingles. Less maintenance is typically required to keep up a metal roof than a shingle roof.
The Drawbacks of a Metal Roof
Just like with any roofing material, there is going to be disadvantages that go along with the advantages.
Price: The most pressing disadvantage for most homeowners is the price. This is the reason asphalt shingles are the most popular option, as it is most widely accepted by homeowners associations, and it is the cheapest option on the market. A shingle roof will be cheaper to install than a meal roof, however, the durability and longer life-cycle of the metal roof actually makes a metal roof cheaper than a shingle roof over its life-cycle.
Water can cause metal to rust, so it is important to ensure you metal roof is coated and is properly installed during in the installation process to prevent unnecessary exposure to water damage.
You need to check with your HOA before having a metal roof installed to ensure that it is allowed in your community.
Call a Dallas Metal Roofing Company That You Can Trust
If you’re considering a metal roof for your Dallas home, feel free to give us a call to discuss your options! We provide metal roof repair and roof replacement services across the DFW metroplex, and can help discuss with you if a metal roof is a good idea to replace over your shingle roof. We can provide you more information on pricing, warranty information, and the installation process. This is why so many Dallas homeowners trust us to help replace their metal roofs! Give us a call at (469) 205-9117 or for more information visit www.dallastxroofingpros.com