Metal roofing was once considered only an option for commercial buildings, but has quickly made its way to residential homes because of the amazing benefits it offers. If it is time for you to upgrade your roofing system, definitely keep metal at the top of the list. There are many ways that a new metal roof can add value to your home.
Metal roofing, when properly installed and regularly maintained, can last nearly 60 years. Put that in comparison to asphalt shingles which need replacement every 20 years. The value in savings of this material is astounding! Relying on a trustworthy professional roofing contractor to do yearly inspections is vital to the longevity of your roof. Here is a brief list of regular maintenance procedures.
- Check the flashing to make sure it is still intact
- Removal of any debris, limbs, and nests collected on the surface
- Clean the gutters – this helps to aid in the longevity of the roof with proper water displacement
- Check fasteners for rust and/or corrosion
- Check for scratches, dents, chipping, fading
- Clean the surface of the roof with water
Be sure to call on Roofs for Life in Bradenton when you need an inspection. Plugging that into your yearly calendar of routine maintenance items can help remind you of the importance of maintaining the roof.
Metal roofing is one of the most energy-efficient roofing materials and can reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 25%. A barrier is created by the metal which reduces heat loss and maximizes energy efficiency. The metal can also help to keep a constant temperature over the surface of the roof.
Rainwater collection is ideal when the home has a metal roof. The water is collected from the roof in a large container for use now or later. Metal roofs have a lower concentration of bacteria compared to other materials, especially when coated with an antimicrobial paint system. The collected rainwater can be used for lawns, laundering clothes, washing cars, or outdoor ponds. Always use caution when using rainwater for human consumption. It must be filtered and decontaminated first to be safe. This is just another way metal roofing is energy efficient!
If a metal roof does need to be replaced, the material can be used for a variety of new items. Unlike asphalt shingles that clog up landfills, metal can be used to create the following items.
- Future metal products such as cans, appliances, plumbing fixtures
- Create a unique tabletop
- Make an outdoor sculpture
- Build an outdoor shower
- Go metal in the kitchen
- Make an accent wall
- Create a headboard
The ideas are endless when it comes to metal roofing and creativity!
Roofs for Life is available to discuss with you additional benefits and ways a metal roof can bring value to your home. We believe in treating our customers with respect and strive for your complete satisfaction with our workmanship. We never compromise on quality materials and strive for excellence and perfection. We look forward to working with you! Give us a call today to schedule a free roof inspection!