There are reliable and trusted roofing products out there on the market besides of asphalt shingles. One of the more popular roofing materials is metal roofing. As you get into the process of selecting a new roofing, and if metal roofing is on your radar, be sure to explore some of its advantages and disadvantages.
Pros of Metal Roofing
Long Lasting: Metal roofs can last up to 50 years which is twice as long as many asphalt roofs. When properly installed, a metal roof can last so long because of its resistance to fire, mildew, insects and rot.
Appearance: Every person has their own personal preferences when it comes to the style and look of their home. Metal roofs in our opinion and in many other peoples opinions create a really nice fresh look.
Fire Resistance: Another peace of mind benefit is that metal roofs are fire resistant.
Rodent Proof: So many people have squirrels and other rodents that make their way into peoples home through their asphalt roof. These animals will have zero luck trying to damage and then break into your attic through a metal roof.
Cons of Metal Roofing
Upfront Cost: Being a roofing material that lasts so long, it does make sense that metal roofing costs more than typical asphalt shingle roofs.
Longer Installation: Asphalt roofs can be installed from teams as fast as one day. A metal roof will mean that contractors are at your home for a bit longer as the installation time of installing a metal roof does typically take longer.
Noise: While there are certainly things you can do to reduce the sound when rain hits a metal roof, it’s safe to say metal roofs do make more noise than asphalt roofs.
If you’re considering a metal roof in Southern NH or Northeastern MA, feel free to contact Professional Building Services! We can be contacted over the phone at 781-995-2335 or through our online contact form.