Upgrading To Metal: Help Your Home And Your Bank Account

by Grace Motley

As the asphalt shingles on your house start to age and get older than 20 years, it's time to replace them with a more reliable and efficient option for your house. If you are looking for a long term material that you won't have to replace in another 15-20 years, you'll want to talk with a roofing contractor about metal roofing panels.

Metal roofing panels are increasing in popularity for residential properties, because of the many structural and cost efficient benefits they offer. Here are just four of the many reasons metal may be the next best thing for your home.

Fire and Impact Protection

The metal is completely fire resistant. This means that the shingles aren't going to catch on fire if fire reaches the home, and metal has obtained the highest fire safety rating possible. Metal can also withstand impact from falling items and high winds. Both of these great features can earn you a discount on your property insurance.

Heating and Cooling Advantages

The metal works to lower heating and cooling costs in two ways. It acts as a blockade and insulator to keep the cold and hot air produced by your air conditioner and heater inside the house, and it keeps the property cool in the summer by keeping the sun and heat out. This cool roofing material is so efficient you can get a possible tax rebate when you have it installed.

Weather Resistance

The metal is resistant to weathering damages over time, and is impermeable. You don't have to worry about water getting into the roof, or algae growing in the panels. The sun won't weaken the metal panels, and metal will withstand temperature changes.

Long Lifespan

Metal has a very long lifespan, and can last for 80 years if it is taken care of properly. Having regular inspections with a roofing contractor can help prolong the life of your roof. The longer the lifespan of the materials you choose, the better the investment for your home.

If you think that the shingles on your home may be jeopardized, and that it's time to get the shingles replaced, see what it will cost to have metal installed instead of asphalt. The metal may have a higher installation cost and the shingles may cost more than asphalt, but these shingles are going to be more durable and they will last longer. Don't wait until you have damages to get the roof fixed, and call more than one contractor to compare detailed estimates.

For more information, contact a local roofing company, like A & A Roofing Company Inc.