Metal roofs are becoming the most common material used for roofing. Homeowners in all climates can see the unlimited benefits of the materials and want a metal roof that will last for decades. The typical lifespan of metal roofs is 40-70 years depending on the type of metal. This is a significantly longer timeline compared to asphalt shingles which last roughly 12-20 years.
Depending on your climate, metal roofs can help you with roof problems you have had in the past. The durability of metal makes it a great option for many different styles of homes in various climates. Metal roofs protect your home or business from terrible weather and animals. Many factors can impact the effectiveness of a metal roof. Below are some different types of weather and how metal roofing with hold up.
Limiting Dents And Divots In Climates With Hail
Hail is one of the most damaging elements to your roof. No matter the size, hail can cause divots to your roof and weaken it. Metal roofs are more resistant to hail damage to help protect your home from excessive damage. Hail will compromise the integrity of your roof and leave it prone to more damage from lightning and snow. Installing a metal roof in climates that are prone to hail and snow will limit the amount of expensive roof repairs.
No More Coastal Corrosion
Homes in places with high humidity or salty air are prone to corrosion. Your roof is no exception when it comes to corrosion worries. For coastal homes, metal roofs are resistant to corrosion which can lead to roof collapse. Materials like galvanized steel, aluminum, and zinc are perfect for coastal homes to resist humidity and saltwater.
Minimal Maintenance For Dry Climates
All roofs require maintenance if you want your home to last, but for homes in dry climates, metal roofs help limit the maintenance you need on your roof. The lack of moisture in these climates means a roof is less susceptible to mold, bacteria, or rotting. Metal roofs are less prone to mold growth and rotting anyway, so installing them on a dry climate home cuts your roof maintenance checklist down significantly.
Staying Secure In High Winds
One of the many reasons people install metal roofs is their resistance to high winds. This makes them a great choice for climates with tornadoes, hurricanes, or other seasonal storms. When metal roofs are installed, the pieces are interlocked together to create a strong bond and less gapping. This means that a metal roof can be a strong barrier between your home and the outside elements. Metal roofs that are installed correctly will not lift during wind storms compared to shingles or tiles.
Withstanding High Temperatures
Climates with an abundance of sunlight and higher temperatures can also benefit from metal roofs because of their energy efficiency. While some clients believe that metal roofs make your home hotter, this is not necessarily true. A roof of any material that has proper ventilation will be able to maintain your home’s interior temperature. Metal roofs can also reflect the sun’s rays away from your home. This will help limit how often you need to run your HVAC system and lead to lower energy consumption.
Additionally, metal roofs can be coated with an additional coating to help enhance the solar efficiency of your home. A proper metal roof coating helps keep your home cooler and reduces the damage to your roofing material.
A Benefit For All Climates
Metal roofs are more sustainable than other materials because they are often made or recycled materials. Once you decide to replace your metal roof or repair parts of the roof, the old metal can be recycled and used again for another project. Metal roofing is the most eco-conscious decision you can make for a home in any climate because there is potential for that material to be used a handful of times.
Metal Roofs From Kanga Roof
Our roofing company has been installing all different types of roofing for homeowners in Utah for many years. We have recently branched into the world of metal roofing because of its sustainability and popularity. Homeowners who have had a metal roof installed from Kanga Roof are seeing a variety of benefits that improve their homes. No matter what climate you are in, metal roofs can bring you peace of mind about the structural integrity of your home. Contact our team to get a quote for a metal roofing project today!