How Long Will a Metal Roof Last?

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What are the Benefits of Metal Roofing?

It’s always important to ensure you are getting the best roofing material for your needs when seeking a roof installation or roof replacement. This is one of the many reasons so many homeowners and business owners are now seeking out metal roof installation. Metal roofing can provide a number of benefits. Perhaps the most notable benefit of a metal roof is the incredible durability that it can offer, as it can stand up to everything from hail damage to water intrusion far better than many other roofing materials. However, a metal roof still isn’t the best choice for everyone, in part because of the fact that it can still be a major investment. Keeping this in mind, here are some answers to the most common questions people have about metal roofing.

What is the Lifespan of Metal Roofing?

One of the biggest questions that people have about metal roofing is how long they can expect a metal roof to last. The answer to this can vary depending on a few things such as the type of metal used in your roof and the exact type of metal roof you are choosing. There are many different options available on the market today, including various types of metal such as aluminum, steel, and even copper and types of metal roofing such as standing seam metal roofs and metal shingles. However, you can expect great longevity regardless of the option you choose, with most metal roofing lasting for around 40 to 70 years and in some cases for upwards of a century. 

Will a Metal Roof Attract Heat?

Another thing that many people wonder about is whether a metal roof will attract heat and increase their overall energy costs. It’s no surprise that so many people wonder about this. After all, everyone has had the experience of touching a hot piece of metal on a summer day and everyone knows just how painful that can be! However, a metal roof can actually be incredibly beneficial when it comes to your overall energy costs. This is because metal roofing will actually reflect sunlight and heat away from your home, which in turn keeps your home at a more comfortable temperature and can reduce the amount of energy needed to cool your home. This can help to lower your overall energy usage and costs, making a metal roof an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective choice. 

Will a Metal Roof Attract Lightning?

Homeowners and business owners alike often find themselves asking whether a metal roof will attract lightning as well. This is why it is important to remember that lightning is not attracted to anything in particular, and when it strikes it will hit the highest point in the area where it is striking. Because of this, there is no real way to prevent lightning from hitting your home if it is coming down in that area. However, a metal roof is a fire-resistant choice, which means that it is much safer than many other options if this kind of problem occurs. 

Is Metal Roofing Noisy?

Perhaps you have heard the sound of raindrops or hailstones falling on a metal patio roof, and you may be wondering if you can expect that same noise if you have a metal roof installed on your home. Let us put your mind to rest. With a metal roof installation, you receive plenty of insulation. This helps to prevent the sound of raindrops or hailstones from reaching your home. Though you can’t cut out the sound of particularly heavy hailstones hitting your roof, a metal roofing system will not be any noisier than any other type of roof that you may have on your home. 

Will Hail Damage a Metal Roof?

With the kind of weather that we can experience in this area, most homeowners end up wondering about the kind of problems they may experience because of high winds or large hailstones. A metal roof can still sustain some damage due to falling hail. However, it typically takes much larger hailstones to damage a metal roof than to damage other types of roofing such as asphalt shingles. Along with that, the type of damage that a metal roof may end up with will typically not require any immediate repair. You may see some minor issues such as denting to your roofing, but in comparison, a shingle roof can see problems such as fractures or heavy bruising that in some cases will require emergency repair. Overall, the hail damage you experience with a metal roof will be relatively minor.

Will a Metal Roof Rust?

This is another area where we can put homeowners’ minds to rest. Advances in the finishes used for metal roofing along with the usage of high-quality metals and other types of technology all work together to prevent a metal roof from rusting. For the most part, a metal roof can last for decades without experiencing any type of rusting or corrosion so long as you choose a metal roof installation that uses the highest quality of materials and so long as you have your roof installation done by a skilled and experienced roofing professional. 

Is a Metal Roof a Good Investment?

Overall, a metal roof is one of the best investments that you can make. This is because while it may be more expensive in terms of upfront costs, homeowners will save an incredible amount of money when it comes to the maintenance and repair needs their roof will have over its lifespan. This is in addition to how long this type of roofing system will be able to last before a roof replacement is required and other factors such as the energy savings this kind of roofing can provide. 

If you think that a metal roof may be the best choice for your home or business, the team at INNOVATIVE ROOFING can work with you to identify whether this is the case. We can also be there to help you determine the best type of metal roofing for your needs and to provide you with your new roof installation, allowing you to enjoy all the benefits that this type of roofing has to offer.