Is the roof on your Newark, NJ, home showing some signs of wear? Is it nearing the end of its lifespan? Perhaps you’ve suffered storm damage and want to upgrade the roof when it’s replaced. Whatever the case, metal roofing should at least be a consideration. There are quite a few advantages to going with a metal roof as opposed to asphalt shingles, but how might you benefit?
One of the most important advantages of going with a metal roof is that this is one of the longest lasting materials on the market. A metal roof can last as long as 70 years with a little bit of TLC, which far outstrips what’s possible with even the highest quality asphalt shingles.
It Holds Up
Another benefit to metal roofing is that it is incredibly durable. Unlike asphalt shingles and wooden shakes, metal can withstand powerful winds, often as high as 140 miles per hour. There’s also the fact that when properly treated, metal roofs won’t rust or corrode, and can usually withstand impacts that would easily damage other roofing systems.
It might not seem like it, but metal roofs are more environmentally friendly than most other roofing systems. For instance, the metal sheets contain up to 95% recycled material, and they can be recycled again when the roof needs to be replaced. Compare that to asphalt shingles, which are almost 100% waste material when they are replaced.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Another benefit to be found with metal roofs is improved energy efficiency. It is because metal reflects a great deal of the sun’s heat energy back into the air, ensuring that your home stays cool during the summer, and allowing you to reduce your utility usage.
With all that being said, there are a few potential cons to going with a metal roof for your home. One is that they are more expensive than an asphalt roof, at least upfront. However, that additional cost is recouped many times over with the extended lifespan, improved energy efficiency, and better durability. Metal roofs can also be dented (although they do resist serious damage).
Thinking about metal roofing for your Newark, NJ, home? We’d be happy to discuss the pros and cons with you. Contact Badger Roofing Company today.