Metal roofing is becoming a popular choice for Lanark roofing contractors. The roof is chosen due to the characteristics of durability and long-term savings. Compared to the traditional roofs that require regular maintenance and become costly in the long run, the metal roof requires minimal maintenance and provides immense savings. The metal roof is not easily damaged by the elements
Metal roofs are widely accepted as green material due to the benefits for the homeowner and the environment. McKay Roofing recommends metal roofing due to the following characteristics.
- Durability – Metal roofs are designed to last about 60 years before it is replaced. Its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions saves the roof from damage, weak spots, and leaking. The roof will rarely require repairs and meaning it lasts longer compared to the traditional wooden roof.
- Security – Metal roofs have an impenetrable surface which offers security for homeowners. Additionally, the homeowner doesn’t have to worry about rain, snow, small animals and termites penetrating the surface and causing damage and leaks common with traditional roofs.
- Energy Efficiency – Metal roofs help to lower energy bills by keeping the home cooler during the hot weather. With these roofs, the air conditioner will not be running for long periods leading to energy savings of about 40 percent.
- Eco-friendly – Metal roofs are recyclable meaning they do not damage the environment and can be put to other use. Once the metal roof is replaced, it is taken to a recycling plant to be put to great use.
Steel is a good choice for the metal roofing since it doesn’t shrink, crack or bend under harsh sunlight, storms, and heavy rainfall. Metal roofs are also available in different shapes and sizes that match the architecture of your home. Metal roofing is lightweight which makes it a popular choice for home builders and homeowners.
Metal roofing has a common application on farmhouses owing to its weather protection properties and low cost of installation and lifetime savings. The modern metal roofing is available in different colors and designs which add to the style of the home. The roof is also considered green technology since it helps to save on heating and cooling costs in the home.
You are assured of recouping the initial cost of installation of metal roofing through minimal maintenance and reduced energy costs.