Aside from the obvious edge metal roofing has over other materials in terms of longevity and durability, experts are seeing more advantages to this versatile system in places of extreme climate conditions. With all their benefits, it’s not surprising roofing companies are reporting a steady rise in demand for metal roofs among many homeowners over the past few years.
Let our roofing experts at Blue Sky Roofing show you the many reasons metal roofing systems are the best answer to places prone to extreme weather changes.
The average life span of most metal roof replacement products is about 40 to 70 years, almost quadruple of the typical life of their asphalt shingle counterparts. This stark difference is thanks in large part to the intrinsic strength most metals have. In fact, pairing this system with an ultra-reflective coating can even add a few more years by giving it an extra layer of protection against the sun’s UV rays.
Metal roofs rate higher in efficiency tests compared to most other roofing types, making them the perfect solution for homes that get inordinate amounts of sun for most of the year. Metals are good conductors of heat but they also have higher specific heat (a property of all types of substances). This means they can absorb higher amounts of heat from the environment. With proper attic insulation, this could mean an incredibly effective and efficient way to combat solar heat gain.
Performance is greatly affected by the quality of your metal roof installation. This type of roof is a little different requires specialized training so it’s important to always choose a contractor who is certified and experienced in handling metal roofing systems.
At Blue Sky Roofing, our professional roofers are more than equipped to take care of all your metal roofing needs. Give us a call at (512) 649-8244 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve Austin, TX and all nearby areas.