METAL ROOFING is quickly becoming a desirable alternative to traditional composition shingles. Along with its many advantages over conventional roofing, Metal Roofing is now available in several styles and designer colors, allowing you to add beauty and value to your home.
LONGEVITY / DURABILITY
Metal roofing is much stronger and more durable than asphalt shingle roofing. Many manufacturer’s offer 30 year limited paint warranty on their panels, your metal roof can last twice as long as most conventional roofs. Because metal roofing is so durable, it has long been the choice for many school, government, and industrial buildings.
Metal roofing is superior to composition roofing in all types of weather conditions, including hail, sun exposure, and wind. Unlike shingles, metal roofing will not deteriorate due to sun exposure. High winds and/or a hail storm will destroy a composition roof, but a metal roof can handle wind speeds up to 140 MPH and is extremely hail resistant. Metal roofing performs so well, that in the state of Texas, if you have a metal roof that meets Underwriters Laboratories UL 2218 specifications, you can qualify for up to a 35% discount on your homeowner’s insurance.
Lighter colored metal roofs reflect away much of the sun’s UV rays, which can help keep your house cooler and lower cooling costs. In recent studies done in Florida, a metal roof can cut cooling costs by as much as 25% or more.
According to the National Association of Homebuilders Research Center, 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into U.S. landfills annually. The recycled content of steel in metal roofing is much higher than the recycled content in asphalt shingles. Also, due to the low weight of metal roofing (about half that of shingles), in many cases it can be installed directly over your existing roof, saving the environmental as well as financial costs associated with removal and disposal.
TEXAS METAL ROOFING EXPERIENCE
If the look and durability of metal roofing is of interest to you, call Lon Smith and we can help you sort through the many choices and options. Lon Smith Roofing has decades of experience installing metal roofing in the Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin markets. From first hand experience we know what works best, from materials to installation, when it comes to metal roofing in Texas.
Our A-1 Certified Professional roofing consulting services are free so call us today to arrange an appointment.