One tough choice almost all homeowners eventually face is what type of material to use to build or replace their roof. Popular choices are asphalt or fiberglass shingles, wood or cedar shake or shingles, clay tiles, slate, fibrous cement – and steel. Steel roofs? For some, this arouses thoughts of commercial buildings with the kind of big, clunky, and dull looking metal roof that you find almost exclusively in an industrial park. Now, while you may not have noticed, but these days more and more homes are being roofed with steel. One reason you may not notice this shift in roofing selection is because newer steel roofs are coated to look every bit as beautiful as a shingled roof. They even come in a variety of colors.
So, why are people selecting steel roofs over all of the other materials, even with a higher initial investment in some cases? Well, for a number of reasons, and for many that list starts with beauty. While looks certainly aren’t everything, let’s face it—nobody wants an ugly roof. Fortunately for the aesthetic-minded homeowner, a metal roof will satisfy even the most discriminating of tastes. With a vast array of colors to choose from, and several style options are helping to ensure that buyers’ homes become as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.
But what about longevity? Will a steel roof really outlast the competition? The simple answer is a resounding yes! The beauty of a steel roof doesn’t stop with mere aesthetic appeal. A quality metal roofing system provides unmatched durability, lasting 2 to 3 times longer than conventional roofing materials. With longevity like this, the chances are good that a steel roof will be the last roof you’ll ever install on your home.
These days buyers are educating themselves on the roofing options available to them and the facts about those options because they have to. They can’t afford ignorance; none of us can. They’re discovering that continuing to buy conventional roofing simply because that’s what’s always done, may not be the best thing to do. As a homeowner or business owner you owe it to yourself to make the right decision about the best roofing option for you. So before you make a decision, do some research, you’ll be glad you did.
But regardless of what’s on the ‘must haves’ list for their next roof, homeowners who put in the time and effort to do their homework are coming to the same conclusion, metal roofing is the way to go. When you compare pricing, consider warranties, energy efficiency, longevity, and factor in beauty and style the choice becomes obvious; steel roofing simply has so much to offer it’s simply impossible to ignore.