Metal Roofing is one of the latest trends to hit the roofing market.  And if you are considering buying metal roofing for your home or business it is important to weigh the pros and cons against the more common type of roofing materials to find out which is best for you. There is a long list of benefits when it comes to metal roofing, some of these include…..

Expected Life Span: Metal roofing has a much longer expected lifespan than other roofing material. While shingles and other common roofing materials are expected to last about 20-30 years, properly installed metal roofing should last as long as the house. Metal is resistant to fire, mildew, insects and rotting and can seal out water as well as survive high winds.

Light-Weight: Unlike tile or concrete roofing metal roofing is lightweight. Most types of metal roofing range from 50-150 pounds per square foot. In fact, when installing metal roofing you can often downsize or reduce the number of roof support member due to its lightweight nature, this helps save time and money.

Fire Resistant: Another huge benefit of metal is the fact it is fire resistant. Metal is a noncombustible material giving it a ‘class A’ fire rating (most resistant). This increases the overall safety of your entire home.

Heat conduction: Metal reflects radiant heat from the sun and helps reduce heat gain to your home. This helps you save on energy bills and reduce your need for air conditioners. Metal roofing installation provides space between the metal and roof deck with added insulation can be installed to also hep increase energy efficiency.

Ease of Installation: Metal roofing is quick and easy to install. Most come in sections 12 to 36 inch wide panels, and a skilled roofing contractor should be able to install these quickly. Fast installation is especially important if your roof is stripped off and a potential storm is on the way. Saving 1 or 2 days in terms of installation can make a big difference.

Protection from elements: Metal roofing provides protection from the elements including snow and rain. Metal is practically impervious to rain and snow because of the way it is designed to interlock making leaks very uncommon.

If you are interested in metal roofing for your home or business contact the trusted roofing professionals at Aqua Barriers Inc. We specialize in a wide range of roofing material and are sure to find the perfect roof for you!