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As a Buffalo Homeowner, Here Are 5 Things You Should Know About Metal Roofing

May 18, 2018

Metal roofing seems like a good investment for your home. You did research on the type of metal you want, the style, the roofers that serve the Buffalo area, and the color. There are a few more facts you should know before you jump into installing your new metal roof.

1. Metal Roofs Are Low Maintenance

In the 50 years or longer that a homeowner will have a metal roof, they will rarely have to maintain their roof. They will save enough money from the lack of repairs to recoup their initial payment for the roof and more. Maintenance for a metal roof, when installed properly is much less worrisome than that of an asphalt shingle roof. For a metal roof, maintenance requires the homeowner, or a roofer if they prefer, to recoat any spots on the roof that have scratches. It’s as simple as panting over a chip. Sun exposure may cause the repaired spot to be a bit off-color from the rest rest of the roof, but that is a small price to pay for 50 years of ease.

2. Metal Roofs Help Regulate Home Temperature

The ventilation system between the metal roof and the house allows for cool airflow under the roof in the summer while the roof itself reflects the sun’s heat instead of absorbing it. The house will feel cooler and the homeowner will save money on air conditioning bills. The same is true in winter. The buffer zone of ventilation keeps heat from escaping through the top of the house.

3. Metal Roofs Are Fire Resistant

Asphalt is combustible, which means if there is a nearby house or tree on fire and embers get on to your roof, it will catch fire. Metal roofs are noncombustible due to their high melting temperature. If a burning branch falls onto the metal roof of a house, it will not catch the rest of the house on fire. This safety feature along with the green aspects of metal houses can also get homeowners an insurance discount.

4. And Pest Resistant

Small animals that can usually find their way into a house via the holes between asphalt shingles or damp spots in the roof are out of luck with a metal roof. Pests cannot burrow under a metal roof. Many of them don’t like the metal material and make their homes elsewhere.

5. And Mold or Mildew Resistant

Metal roofs install via a system of interlocking shingles or sheets, which prevents water from leaking through to the roof structure beneath. Metal is also water resistant by nature and will not soak up any water after years of wear and tear.

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