When you are talking about metal roofing, there is no need to hype the benefits. The advantages of a metal roofing are based solely on facts, not claims.
Yes, premium metal roofs cost more than most other roofing materials… at least if you only consider the initial cost. But if you are interested in saving money in the long run, metal roofing is a smart choice.
A metal roof can last a lifetime, while materials like asphalt require a re-investment in as little as 10 years. Metal roofs also typically increase the resale value of your home. And here in Texas, a metal roof can often lower your homeowner insurance premiums (because the insurance companies know that these roofs are much more resistant to storm damage).
The bottom line is this: a metal roofing system lasts 2 to 3 times longer than the average non-metal roof.
The average life of a non-metal roof is 17 years, and asphalt roofs typically have to be re-done every 10 to 20 years. For most of our metal roofing customers, this is the last roof they will ever pay for on their home.
Metal roofing has a much wider selection of styles, colors, and finishes. There is literally no style of home or neighborhood that metal roofing can’t match. If you want something similar to what you have now, metal can mimic the look of any of these styles: asphalt shingle, clay tile, slate, or cedar shake. Plus you get a wider color selection and a material that lasts longer.
The secret to the energy efficiency of a metal roof is the variety of finishes. For homes in warmer climates like San Antonio, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Corpus Christi and the surrounding areas, pre-painted or granular coated metal roofing systems work by reflecting solar rays. The coatings also keep homes cool by re-emitting up to 90% of absorbed solar radiation.
In plain English, that means with a metal roof, less heat will be transferred into your home. Your home will be more comfortable while consuming less energy.
We believe that Classic Metal Roofing has the very best warranties in the entire roofing industry. But we’re not asking you to just take our word for it. We have the warranties in writing, and we invite you to compare it to ANY other roofing warranty.
One thing to look closely at: most roofing warranties are heavily pro-rated and coverage is significantly reduced over time. Please compare that to the warranties we offer, which maintain full coverage for the duration of the warranty period.
Some homeowners ask us about some common rumors about metal roofing. We’re setting the record straight:
You probably don’t think about it too much, but you are in buildings all the time with metal roofs (many commercial buildings and offices have metal roofs). You’ll note that reception is not affected.
The only time this might be an issue is if you already have very, very weak reception in your home - it could weaken it just a bit more. We can tell you that we have never had a homeowner come back to us and say that their cell phone reception in their home has been a problem with a metal roof.
Because of the way most metal roofing is shaped, this won’t be a problem. And what many don’t realize is that attic space and ventilation areas absorb much of the sound no matter what kind of roofing you have.
No, not true. Lightning tends to strike the highest object regardless of what kind of material it is. Metal roofing is not any more likely to be struck by lightning than other roofing materials.
You can walk on a metal roof. Yes, there are certain techniques for walking your roof safely and to avoid damage, but we will be happy to explain to you how you can do that.
Do you have more questions or concerns about whether metal roofing is the right choice for you? We offer free, no-pressure consultation and quote. Call us to get started.