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Three Major Benefits to Metal Roofing

Some roofing experts estimate that the average homeowner will have to replace their roof anywhere from 1 to 3 times during homeownership. On top of roof replacement, typical shingle roofs can sustain wear and tear over time from environmental elements, which can prove to be costly if done improperly. 

Metal roofing is one way to ensure your family's home stays safe, all while avoiding costly repairs and replacements. Check out a few of the ways that metal roofing can protect your home in the long run, all with some added value along the way!

The Power of Longevity and Durability

The average shingle roof is estimated to last anywhere from 10 to 20 years before needing replacement or major repairs. Even if your shingle roof is old but not actively leaking water, you could be missing out on money saved to heat and cool your home!

Unlike traditional shingle roofs, metal roofing has the power to last up to 40 to 70 years on your home. This longevity is made possible by the impressive durability metal roofing offers. Metal roofs are built to withstand extremely high wind gusts and heavy rainfall, making them popular not only around Metro Atlanta, but along coastal regions as well. 

Energy Savings & Sustainable Roofing

Another reason to consider a metal roof for your home are the environmental impacts during construction, energy used and future recyclability. Metal roofing has significant impacts on your home's ability to maintain heating and air temperatures.

A metal roof can reflect the sun's rays that contribute to surface heat, such as UV and infrared light rays. With a lowered surface heat on your roof, homeowners can expect to see anywhere between a 15% to a 40% decrease in energy costs!

While it can vary depending on the manufacturer, up to 95% of metal roofing is made up of recycled materials. This allows for maximum recyclability at the end of your roof's lifespan, unlike shingle roofing waste which cannot be fully recycled. 

Enhanced Aesthetics & Sound

Opposed to traditional shingle roofing, metal roofing offers the opportunity for customizations such as shape, material type and color.

Corrugated Metal Roofing

Corrugated metal is typically made up of aluminum, although steel and copper can be used at times. This is one of the most popular types of metal roofing out there.

Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Standing seam refers to the distinct raised seams on the roofing panels. This metal roofing type is known for it's long lifespan and outstanding water-tight nature. 

 Another feature of metal roofing that many homeowners often seek out is the sound. A house and porch with metal roofing has a distinct sound, especially during a Georgia rain shower. This is definitely an aspect of metal roofing to consider if you are someone who enjoys the sound of rain on a metal roof…or if you are not.

At Trotter Roofing & Gutters, our experts are equipped to repair and replace all types of roofing, including metal. Contact us today for a free estimate regarding repairs or replacements for your roof and gutters!

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