Homeowners in New Jersey have several options when it comes to roofing. The most prevalent choice is asphalt roofing, but a popular alternative to three-tab and architectural shingles is metal roofing. There are a number of notable benefits of metal roofing, including durability, longevity, energy efficiency, maintenance requirements, total cost of ownership, fire prevention, and environmental friendliness.
Advantages of Metal Over Other Roofing Materials
Metal roofing provides a crisp and clean aesthetic that is suitable for both classic and modern home designs. You also have a wide range of options, including various panel profiles that are available in a variety of colors and textures. Metal roofing not only looks great but is able to withstand high winds and strong impacts and can last for many decades with little to no maintenance required.
Energy Efficient Roofing
The financial benefits of metal roofing extend beyond the initial costs and long lifespan. A metal roof reflects solar radiation whereas a traditional asphalt roof absorbs it and holds the heat. The attic therefore remains at a cooler temperature, and that reduces home cooling costs by up to 25%.
Strength & Durable Protection
When installed to our high standards, some metal roofs are able to withstand winds as high as 140 mph. Many metal roofs are impact resistant and will not corrode or crack. They also do not require the routine maintenance that asphalt roofing requires. That said, Bay Roofing does advise a periodic inspection in order to ensure that no wear and tear or even damage has occurred.
One of the most important benefits of metal roofing is the overall value. While a metal roof may cost more upfront than asphalt, it lasts longer and costs less to maintain. A metal roof also increases the value of a home in a way that traditional asphalt roofing does not, and a metal roof enhances curb appeal, helps a home stand out in a neighborhood, and is an attractive feature to most homebuyers.
Fire Prevention and Safety
Lightning strikes do not cause metal roofs to spark, and metal roofs will not ignite during a fire. In fact, the fire-resistant nature of a metal roof will often result in a considerable homeowner insurance discount. The metal panels also will not bend or crack due to extreme heat or cold.
Virtually Maintenance Free
Another of the important benefits of metal roofing is that it requires little to no maintenance. It is uncommon to lose a panel, and you will not experience the curling, peeling, cracking, and algae growth that is prevalent with asphalt shingles and even cedar shake.
You can expect your metal roof to last at least 30 years, and depending on the material, some can last upward of 70 years. Compare that to traditional asphalt roofing, which has a maximum lifespan of about 20 years.
Sustainable Roofing Materials
A metal roof is also a great choice for the environment. Meta roofs are installed with materials that are between 25% and 95% recycled, and when it comes time to replace your roof, it will be 100% recyclable. Asphalt reroofing results in more than 10 billion pounds of waste each year in the U.S. alone.
Choose Bay Roofing for Your Metal Roofing Needs
Bay Roofing & Construction is a premier metal roof installer in New Jersey. Our company can help you choose the perfect metal roof for you and your home and install it in a manner that stands the test of time. Call us today at 1-888-820-6028 or contact us online if you would like to discuss the benefits of metal roofing further or want to schedule an on-site consultation and estimate.