Metal Roof

Reasons to Choose a Metal Roof

REASONS TO CHOOSE A METAL ROOF

Longevity A metal roof can last up to 70 years. Traditional asphalt roofing materials have an estimate life expectancy of 12-20 years.
Durability Some metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour. They will also not corrode or crack, and may be impact resistant. Metal roofs do not need periodic maintenance that other roofing materials often require. However, they should be inspected periodically to make sure no repairs are required.
Safety Metal roofs will not spark and ignite into flames in the event of a wildfire or lightning strike.
Energy Efficiency Metal roofs reflect solar radiant heat, which can reduce cooling costs by 10-25%.
Environmentally friendly Metal roofs have 25-95% recycled content, but are also 100% recyclable at the end of their life as a roof. In contrast, most shingle tear-off waste ends up as part of the building-related waste stream – up to 20 billion pounds a year.
Weight (Comparing an area equal to 100 square feet)

  • Tile: 750 pounds per square
  • Concrete Tile: 900 pounds per square
  • Metal Roofing: 50-150 pounds per square

Listen to Wayne McDaniel give his personal testimony on the benefits of metal roofs. Make sure to contact Apachee Roofing for any of your roofing needs, it’s what’s on top that counts!

3 comments

  1. Right now my husband and I are looking to reroof our home. We want something that is more energy efficient as well as aesthetically appealing. As you said, metal roofs are a great option due to their ability to reflect heat and reduce cooling costs significantly.

  2. Jade Brunet says:

    Our shingles have been slowly falling off during the last few wind storms and we are looking to get our roof replaced soon. It is good to knwo that metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour. Knowing that they will not corrode or crack is very helpful. I will talk to my husband about this roof material type. Thanks.

  3. I didn’t realize that a metal roof could last up to 70 years! I’ve heard that metal roofs can be a little more expensive than normal shingles, but I’m sure it pays for itself seeing as how it outlasts a shingle roof by at least 50 years. This would be a good enough reason to me to switch to a metal roof in the future.

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