The Many Benefits of an Aesthetically Beautiful Metal Roof System
There are a few main elements of a house that are pivotal in maintaining the integrity of the home’s structure; one of these being the roof system. The main reason that a roof is so important is that it protects the inside of the home and the structural integrity of the house from damage caused by exterior elements. Because of this, the maintenance and upkeep of any residential roofing system is vitally important.
A leak in the roof can often cause major problems to a home; from damage to the electrical systems to more extensive structural damage of walls and sub-roofing. Because of this, delaying a repair of a roof system can result in thousands of dollars in damage to the home, in addition to the cost of the repair. That is why it is most often recommended to repair or replace a roof at the first signs of damage or deterioration. While a typical roof will last between 15 and 25 years, a metal roof can last upwards of 50 years. This is due to the incredible durability and quality of the metal materials that are available today for home roofing systems.
Steel roofing is aesthetically beautiful and can be made to mimic vinyl, wood shingles, and asphalt and high grade polyethylene mixtures. While each of these original roof types can provide a fair amount of life for a roof system, a metal roof system typically lasts an additional 15-25 years longer than the other materials. This is one of the main reasons that the value of a home increases significantly with the installation of a steel roof. In addition, a steel roof is often less expensive in the long-run and is very sturdy against the elements.
Metal roofing systems are great for more difficult climates where wind, snow and sleet tend to cause potential roofing problems. During the colder months, many roofs can suffer a great deal of damage from the harsh winter elements, but metal roofs withstand the weather much better than the more standard roofs. In addition, standard roofing materials are much more easily pulled away from the homes structure during inclement weather conditions and can easily suffer more damage from frost, excessive cold, snow and ice than steel roofing systems. These are just a few of the many benefits homeowners can enjoy with a metal roofing system.