Benefits of a Steel Roof for Your Home

On this blog, we are going to discuss steel to great lengths. What we

want to share with you today are the many benefits of having a steel

roof for your home or business.

Positives

A steel roof is ideal for property owners who live areas in which it

snows heavily. Additionally, steel roofing is lightweight and fire

resistant. Another benefit is the dark surfaces. With the help of the

sun, it melts the snow quickly, reducing your chances of a leaky roof

and water damage to your structure.

Another thing you want to consider when thinking about steel or some

other type of metal roof is that it lasts a long time. Moreover, most

roofing companies and roofing systems offer long-time warranties on

steel roofs, anywhere from 20-50 years.

Some steel roof material can just be put over your existing roof

without having to remove old shingles. Also, an experienced roofer can

install your new steel roof quickly, because most steel roofing comes

in multiple-shingle sections.

Negatives

A steel roof isn’t cost-effective. It is quite expensive, running you

around $150 to $600 per 100 square feet. This shouldn’t bother you if

you put the roof on a home you plan on being in for the rest of your

life; the cost of the roof will pay itself off. On the other hand, if you

might be or if you are even thinking about moving, a steel roof isn’t a

good idea.

If you are one of those that love peace and quiet, you should move on.

Rain hitting on a steel roof will drive you nuts. That drumming noise

will work your last nerve in a heartbeat. This can be remedied if you

use structural barriers.

Another fact to consider with a steel roof is that if you want to update

the exterior of your home, it could be an issue. The large panels are

more difficult to replace than shingles. Furthermore, years down the

line, your material might be hard to match if it becomes necessary to

do so.

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