Why Choose Metal Roofing Over an Asphalt or Other Roof?
The short answer is longevity and an increased resale value!
When installing a new roof or replacing the roof on your Georgia home, there are many material options for you to choose from. Choosing a roofing material can be a big decision as it will set the trend for routine exterior maintenance of the residence for several years. However, when it comes to protecting your home from the top down, metal roofs have shown to be the longest lasting, the cheapest in the long run, and the best option for enduring our sometimes harsh Georgia weather.
What Makes a Metal Roof Different?
Traditionally, asphalt shingle roofs use many shingles nailed to the roof in an overlapping fashion to protect it from the elements, but a metal roof is entirely different. Interlocked sheets of metal (standing seam metal roofing) are form fitted to the shape of the buildings roof and are fastened together at the seam. Metal roofs are typically installed over a solid sheathing material like plywood or roof deck boards.
This layer in between the metal and the roof deck will work to eliminate any sound that rain or hail makes as it falls on the roof. Also contrary to some of the myths out there metal roofs do not increase the chances of lightning strikes on buildings as is commonly thought. Lightning strikes as we both know, are very rare as is and metal roofs, when struck, actually work to disperse the electricity, acting just like a Faraday cage and sending the electricity safely into the ground.
Other roofing material can come in many textures and colors and so can metal roofs. The metal used for roofing material can be coated many different colors and textures. Ridges on metal roofs (the standing seams) aren’t just for looks they also serve a purpose and help with ventilation of the air underneath. As well, metal roofs can be recycled nearly perpetually. They are truly, the only fully green roofing option in Georgia.
Cut Maintenance Costs in Half, or More, With Metal Roofs
Metal roof installations by South Shore Roofing can be a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ purchase for a home owner in Georgia. Though the price for a metal roof may be higher upfront than other materials, they do not come with as many expected repairs or routine maintenance for homeowners. Asphalt roofs are generally repaired or replaced every 5-15 years or so (they rarely last the length of time promised by the manufacturer) Some metal roofs can go up to 75 years before they need maintenance. This is because special coatings are applied (bonded) to the metal to stop any rust and corrosion that would otherwise occur. After 50 years of use, the metal may need to be re-coated, depending on the condition and the original type of coating it came with from the manufacturer.
As well, metal roofs can’t be damaged by pests and they are very easy to clean easily with just water and a good scrub every few years to remove the built up pollens and other organic debris that might collect.
Insurance Companies Love Metal Roofs
Homeowners with more traditional forms of roofing do not enjoy the same kinds of discounts that those with metal roofing do when buying home insurance. Home insurance rates take into account a metal roof’s durability and longevity as a building material. During winter months, metal roofs aren’t damaged from heavy snowfall and ice buildup like other roofs are. On other roofing types, ice dams can form as a result of excessive ice buildup at the edges of roofs. Ice dams redirect water trickling down the roof underneath shingles and can eventually flood the inside of the home and cause serious property damage. There is millions of dollars in ice dam insurance claims annually.
During stormy months, metal roofs are highly impact resistant against materials thrown about by high winds and against hail. Even extremely high winds generally can’t damage metal roofs when they are installed and properly anchored by trained professionals. Metal roofs aren’t flammable either which is another reason why insurance companies are happy to see homeowners with a metal roof on their home.
A Metal Roof Can Significantly Increase Your Property’s Value
Metal roofs are a homebuyers favorite because of their low to no maintenance costs. Another important feature for buyers is that a metal roof (when coated in the right color) works to reflect most of the sun’s heat away from the home. When a metal roofing material is Cool Rated, the sunlight is almost completely reflected away from the interior of the home, which means homeowners can rely less on expensive air conditioning. The metal roofing South Shore Roofing installs is Cool Rated.
Metal roofs dramatically increase property values because of this. Although they may cost more than asphalt or other types of roofs, a metal roof’s costs can be nearly recouped when the property is sold. Some homeowners in Georgia recover as much as 95% of their metal roof cost when they sell their house. More than any other roofing material, metal has the highest resale value.
Why Choose South Shore Roofing For Your Metal Roof?
When you choose to work with South Shore Roofing for your metal roofing project you’re taking a valued partner with a vested interest in your commercial building. Our business grows through the fantastic work we do for our clients and their friends through word-of-mouth. We only get referrals when we do great work! So you can be sure you’re hiring a team of professionals who all share the common goal of installing your metal roof the most effective and affordable way.
You’ll have the peace of mind knowing your new roof comes with a manufacturers warranty and a warranty for our workmanship depending on the project and materials chosen.
If you’d like to receive an estimate for a metal roof in Statesboro, Savannah, or South Georgia area please call 678-549-3955 or fill out our contact form and someone from South Shore Roofing company will be getting back to you shortly.