One of the greatest qualities of metal roofs is its sustainability. Metal roofs reflect the solar UV rays from the sun, which helps to reduce the cooling cost of the building. Both light and dark colored metals reflect heat effectively which reduces cooling costs in the summer and helps to insulate in the winter, in turn reducing energy bills. Metal roofing options are copper, steel, aluminum, or tin. They can also be manufactured to look like traditional asphalt shingles, tile, and wood shake. Metal roofs last 2 to 3 times longer than asphalt shingles. They are resistant to hail, fire, and high wind, and require much less maintenance than an asphalt shingle roof. Additional coatings can be added to the metal roofing system to address the specific needs of the building, such as, water proofing, anti-rust, and UV protection.
Noise: It’s a common thought that metal roofs would be noisier than a shingle roof, when in fact metal roofs are quieter than shingle roofs when installed with solid sheathing.
Rust: Metal roofs have a metallic coating designed specifically to prevent rust.