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Benefits Of Metal Roofing

Metal Roofing is a less conventional roofing material that has been gaining in popularity recently due to all of the benefits that it provides. If you’re interested in learning more about why more homeowners have been choosing metal roofing, take a look at our blog to learn more about the pros of metal roofing!

Longer Lifespan Than Asphalt Shingles

One of the greatest benefits of metal roofing is that it is long-lasting. While asphalt shingles generally last between 15 and 30 years at the maximum, metal roofing can easily last upwards of 50 years, and potentially much longer with a bit of maintenance. If you’re in search of a roofing material that you will never need to replace, metal roofing is a fantastic option!

Lightweight and Easy To Install

Metal roofing is far lighter than tile roofing, and even lighter than some of the heavier duty, architectural shingles that some homeowners choose to install. This has a couple of benefits. First of all, it means that your roof will need less support, saving you engineering costs. The other benefit is that it makes it even easier to install. Metal roofing is already relatively easy to install due to the fact that is constructed of large sheets of roofing rather than individual shingles. This makes it easy to install, which is particularly useful if you’re in need of a quick fix for your home’s roof!

Fire Resistant

Another reason that homeowners choose to install metal roofing is that is it entirely fire-resistant. While asphalt shingles generally possess a Class 1A fire rating, depending on the manufacturer, they will still melt and burn when exposed to a flame for a long period of time. Metal roofing on the other hand, will never burn. This makes it a safe option to install on homes in wildfire territory, as well as a smart option for homeowners looking to preemptively protect their home’s from fire damage.

Cooling Properties

Metal Roofing helps reflect solar heat away from the home, rather than asphalt shingles which absorb a lot of solar energy, which in turn helps reduce your cooling costs. If you find that you’re spending a considerable amount of money on air conditioning costs, installing a metal roof can help reduce the amount of energy used to cool your home.

Weather Resistant

Metal roofing is completely impervious to rot and other moisture damage, making it great for climates that receive a lot of rain or snow. Slippery, hard metal roofing offers no grooves for moisture to get trapped in, making it easy to shed excess moisture.

Aesthetics

Finally, metal roofing looks fantastic. Its unique look will help provide your home with additional curb appeal in comparison to the homes with asphalt shingles in your neighborhood. Furthermore, metal roofing is available in a variety of colors, ensuring that you can find the perfect color to fit the aesthetic of your home’s exterior.

Contact Us Today

If you’re interested in learning more about metal roofing, or installing a metal roof on your home today, our team is ready to assist! We can be reached over the phone at (724) 351-0499 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roof replacement needs!

How Can I Prevent Moss from Growing on my Roof?

Moss might look harmless, but its presence on the tiles of a roof can cause a number of problems and difficulties for homeowners. From rotting to drain blocking, moss growth often means costly repairs, damaged roof tiles, and at its worse, a complete replacement. Avoid moss from growing on your roof with these handy tips.

Tips for Avoiding Moss on your Roof

It helps to avoid moss as much as possible on your roof, for a variety of reasons. For starters, there are several issues with the weather that moss can actually make much worse.

Why Avoid Moss?

Due to the composition of moss, it is constantly absorbing moisture, meaning extra weight is being added to your roof tiles. Not to mention, that weight is in water and could lead to rotting and a breakdown of the structural integrity of your roof. When roofs need replacing, many contractors will note that the roof has taken away the ability of the draining to occur at a sloped angle like designed. Moss takes in that moisture and clogs drains, making roof damage a matter of time. Lastly, moss can attract birds and insects, which could not only mess up the tiles but cause an eyesore in your neighborhood. Between the number of ways that moss can damage and cause trouble for your roof, it is best to avoid it at all costs.

Tips for Avoiding Moss

An easy way to avoid moss on your roof is to add copper ridges to the roof tiles. This allows rainfall to hit those ridges, and a residue from the copper to run down the roof and help discourage the growth and spread of moss. Likewise, regular cleaning can help a ton too. For the most part, a routine maintenance check and cleaning of your roof is all you need to keep moss away and the roof in perfect condition. Take a power washer to your roof and gutters once or twice a year to avoid moss growth, and when you do see it starting, do not panic. Seeing a bit of it is totally normal. Just make sure to go about getting rid of it.

 

When moss is starting to pop up on your roof, hire a team to make sure it does not continue to grow. Professional roofing companies carry out the cleaning safely and with precision. Call today to schedule an appointment.