Homeowners looking for an Arkansas roof replacement may want to consider metal as their next material of choice.
What is Metal Roofing?
Metal roofing can consist of tiles or other pieces that are fitted together to form a roof. Metal has been popular as a component of roofing for hundreds of years, but design considerations caused Americans to show preference for other materials in recent history. New techniques for shaping and designing metal roofing materials have given homeowners unique design options that have boosted the popularity of the energy-efficient roofing option.
Benefits of Metal Roofing
- The reflective nature of metal helps keep a home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Homeowners have seen as much as a 40 percent reduction in heating and cooling bills after switching to metal roofing.
- Homeowners who are particularly interested in choosing a roofing material with the environment in mind will be happy to know that metal roofing is often sourced from recycled materials. An Arkansas roofing company can even install the new roof over the old material to prevent the old materials from ending up in the garbage.
- Roofs that are made of metal can withstand extreme weather conditions better than other materials. Maintenance costs are reduced because of the durability of the material, and homeowners living in snowy, windy or rainy climates can reduce the risk of roof damage by choosing metal.
- Metal roofing tends to be more aesthetically pleasing than other material choices because there is a wide variety of textures, patterns and colors available for homeowners to choose from. Homeowners can even choose a metal roof design that resembles other roofing materials, so the practical benefits of metal roofing are enjoyed even when a homeowner prefers the appearance of a less efficient roofing material.
Differences Between Metal Roofing and Other Material Choices
Shingles, asphalt and other roofing materials tend to be much heavier than the metal tiles that are used for roofing. The styles of other roofing materials are often limited because of the nature of the material itself, so design options are severely limited.
Other materials do not have the reflective feature like metal roofing, so energy efficiency is significantly decreased for homes utilizing a different material for the roof.
One difference that often deters homeowners when considering a metal roof is the cost. While the cost of this type of roof is higher than those made with other materials, there is a reason for the increased cost. Metal is more durable than other roofing materials, so a metal roof is expected to need significantly less maintenance and have a much greater life than other materials.
If you’re ready to find out how having a metal roof installed can benefit you, contact us for a free roof quote. Simply call SC Home – Roofing Windows & Siding at (501) 588-0842, or fill out the convenient online quote request to be contacted by a representative. SC Home – Roofing Windows & Siding is ready to help homeowners with all their Arkansas roofing needs.