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Have You Considered a Metal Roof? Here’s Why You Should!
You’ve probably thought about a metal roof in the past. After all, the benefits are huge. They’re stronger, lighter, and longer-lasting than others. Maybe the only thing between you and a new metal roof, then, is the price tag. While most of the time a metal roof can be a little pricey, Tycos General Contracting has successfully cut down some of the biggest costs by starting production of our own metal roof panels at your job site! Now to celebrate, let’s go through some of the biggest reasons you should go with metal!
Durability and strength of your roof should be a primary concern, and metal roofs are often touted for their phenomenal durability compared to other roofing materials. They’re very long lasting because of the strength of the metals used as well as the interlocking panel design. A properly installed metal roof can last decades longer than some other materials.
You might think that a metal roof would be heavier than other materials. In fact, metal roofs are much lighter. On average, a metal roof is 2-3 times lighter than an asphalt shingle roof and 5-6 times lighter than a cedar roof. A metal roof typically puts only around 100 lbs of weight per square (1 square = 100ft²) while others range between 200-600 lbs per square. This disparity could be the difference between an old, aging roof that collapses from the extra weight vs. a more durable metal roof that likely won’t ever collapse.
Let’s be honest here, metal roofs look pretty cool. Modern-looking houses with metal roofs are very trendy and becoming more popular by the day. And just to make things even better, consider all of the color possibilities and variations that just can’t be replicated with other materials. A metal roof could very well be the modern twist your home needs to stand out and be the envy of the neighborhood!