Replacing or repairing a roof can often be a long and arduous process, as many homeowners aren’t familiar with what their options are, nor which one would be best for their individual home.

At Batterbee Roofing, we want to make that process easier and more convenient. With our “Roof Types 101” blog series, you can learn all about what types of roofs are available for installment, as well as what makes them so unique.

Our final roof type in the series is metal roofing, which offers a variety of benefits, including energy efficiency, protection, beauty and much more.

Why Metal Roofing?

1. It’s exceptionally strong.

Many roofing materials are designed to be able to withstand harsh weather conditions of varying types. The difference in metal roofing is that it can resist so much more and not need continual repairing. In general, metal roofs can not only shield homes from high winds, heavy snow and hailstorms, but also wildfires and ultra-high winds of up to 140 miles per hour.

2. It’s essentially noise-resistant.

Contrary to common belief, metal roofs are actually quite quiet. In fact, when installed properly with sturdy sheathing, this roofing type often silences noise from harsh weather and other disturbances better than other roofing materials.

3. It’s energy efficient.

One great quality about metal roofing is that it uses reflective pigment technology, which contributes greatly to overall energy savings in your home. Because of its ability to reflect a lot of direct sunlight, it enables your home to stay cooler during the hotter months of the year. (This also means lower utility bills for you and your family!)

4. It’s stylish.

batterbee-metal-roofingMetal roofs have the advantage of being available in virtually any color or design. With TAMKO®’s MetalWorks® products, you can enjoy the warmth and stylish look of wooden shingles with their AstonWood® Steel Shingles, available in colors like Canyon Copper Bronze, Brite Red, Forest Green, River Rock Brown and more. Because these products are metal, they offer clean lines and a smooth finish, making rooftops really pop against the rest of the home.

Additionally, you can find metal roofing in multiple designs other than a wood finish. For instance, TAMKO®’s MetalWorks® offers two other styles—Stonecrest® Slate and Stonecrest® Tile—so you can have the exact finish you prefer while still getting the metal roofing you need.

5. It’s environmentally responsible.

Metal roofing is eco-friendly on multiple levels. For one, the material uses between 30 and 60 percent of recycled content, which is much greater than materials like asphalt and tile. Secondly, it can be installed on top of your current roof—no matter what it’s made of— thus reducing the amount of shingle/tile waste going into the environment. Plus, metal roofing contributes to less energy emission in your home, which plays a big role in energy efficiency as a whole.

6. It’s light in weight, and can be used on a variety of home types.

Some people fear that adding metal roofing to smaller structures, like a detached garage or a smaller porch, will cause damage to their foundation. But when compared to other roofing materials, metal is actually about 50 to 75 percent lighter in weight, making it an excellent choice for multiple areas of your home.

7. It has a very long lifespan.

When it comes to longevity, metal roofing takes the cake. This roof type is made to last between two and three times longer than most other materials, typically between 40 and 60 years (and sometimes even longer). Many common roofing materials like asphalt shingles and concrete tiles break down, crack or warp over time, while metal roofing retains its brilliance and strength year after year.

There’s a lot to consider when repairing or replacing your roof. Whether you’re looking for roofing product that’s superior in energy efficiency, durability, style, quality or eco-friendly, you’ll find your match with metal roofing. Learn more about other roofing material types and some of our featured services by contacting us online or by calling (352) 504-4441 today!