Many homeowners want to reroof their houses, which is a desirable alternative to ripping off an old roof and installing a new one. But it’s still a big decision and a major expense.
Choosing the right roofing material can be confusing. And, because this process is so involved and even stressful, it’s not something that many homeowners want to do often.
But that’s often the case, depending on the roofing material.
For instance, asphalt shingles usually have a 15- to 20-year warranty and if you live in hurricane-prone areas, you could face some serious problems. During high winds, shingles often fly off the home, making it vulnerable to water damage.
Metal roofing, on the other hand, has a 50-plus-year warranty. Some other differences between metal roofing and shingles are that metal roofing will withstand hurricanes and also has a Class A fire rating.
So you get a roof that isn’t just stylish, with the ridges and embossment that you’d expect from other materials such as shakes, slates or tiles, but it’s also safer for your home and the people and possessions inside.
And it doesn’t require additional support. You may have to reinforce the roof’s decking when adding slates or tiles to an existing home, but that’s not the case for metal roofing.
As you can see, there’s a lot to consider when reroofing your home. So, if you’re serious about this project, do your homework!
Working with the Metal Roofing Alliance provides peace of mind because its contractors know the proper processes and warranty guidelines to do the best job.
Head on over to metalroofing.com where they have a buyer’s guide and visualizer.
Just upload a photo of your home and pick out different metal roofing options before ordering one that suits your home.
Watch the video above to find out more.