Metal roofing is not very common and a number of people upgrading their homes may not have heard about it. Wood and asphalt shingles are the more popular options. Metal roofing is gaining popularity due to characteristics such as durability, longevity and being eco-friendly.

The following are the top benefits of installing metal roofing and why it must be a consideration for your next renovation project.

Over the Top Eco-Friendly Installation

Metal is the most eco-friendly materials for roofing. The majority of metal roofs is made from recycled material and can get recycled at the end of their lifecycle. The manufacturing and transportation processes for metal roofing don’t release high amounts of emissions compared to other roofing material.

Metal roofing can be installed over the existing roof minimizing installation time and preventing wanton waste. In hot areas, metal roofing is the most effective at dissipating heat since it has up to 95 percent solar reflexivity. Your home will not be absorbing too much heat and getting overly warm in the summer. The net effect is lower energy bills due to minimizing cooling costs.

Highly Durable

While wood and asphalt shingles have a life span of 15 to 20 years, metal roofing can last way beyond 70 years with minimal maintenance. It saves costs since it will actually last as long as your house and will require little maintenance.

McKay Roofing recommends metal roofing since it is incombustible, impervious to leaks and pests due to its interlocking construction, and highly resistant to high winds. The reflexivity and slickness of metal roofing ensure that snow melts quickly and slides off the roof.

Low Maintenance

Metal roofing requires minimal maintenance with major tasks being cleaning debris on the roof and from gutters, replacing old gaskets, and touching up with a layer of paint. Metal roofing will only require resealing every 20 years meaning you do not have to worry about rust and corrosion the majority of the time. Metal roofs are impervious to water and dry off fast. Finally, damage caused by debris accumulating on the roof can be repaired easily but overall is preventable.

Speak to McKay roofing for all your roofing needs in Lanark and let them install metal roofing for your next renovation project.