It’s not hard to see why metal roofing is such a favorite in the commercial industry. They provide unmatched durability, energy efficiency, and plenty of options for your custom design needs.
Homeowners have always been a little reluctant to install a metal roofing system on their homes. This is primarily due to homeowners noting the large silver panels found on commercial buildings.
Industrial panels can be very unappealing. They don’t fit into many home design aesthetics, but luckily there are ways to make them more appealing. Metal roofing is a great option because it’s easy to customize the look of your metal panel according to your style preferences.
Today we’ll be looking at metal shakes and shingles. We’ll be unpacking some of its features and if it’s a suitable roofing material for you.
What are Metal Shakes and Shingles?
Metal shakes and shingles are the perfect roofing systems for homeowners who want all the benefits of a metal roof without the conventional style.
Metal is a highly malleable material, meaning it can be shaped to look like whatever you want. Therefore, you can have a metal roof that looks like ceramic roof tiles, asphalt shingles, or even cedar wood shakes.
Metal shakes and shingles are an incredibly lightweight, easy-to-install materials that can be a lifesaver for homeowners. Their lightweight makes them relatively easy to transport and also requires less heavy lifting when the time comes to install the roofing material.
The metal shakes and shingles provide homeowners with all the great benefits that an ordinary metal roof would. They’re non-combustible and carry a Class A fire rating, making them an ideal choice for homes that experience frequent lightning storms and surrounding wildfires.
If you want a roof that will last but also withstands nature’s wrath, metal is your best bet. Not only does it resist rain and hail better than other materials like wood or asphalt shingles can, wind speeds of up to 200 mph won’t even leave them scathed.
During winter, metal roofing systems are excellent at shedding heavy snow loads. And during the summer, you can apply a metal roof coating that protects your metal roof from harmful UV rays. These roof coatings are also available in different colors and shades, which allows you to customize your roofing system according to your preferences.
Metal roofs are at a higher price point than asphalt, but that doesn’t mean they’re out of reach. If you have it in your budget to spend the extra money for a metal roof or if you want to use one as an investment opportunity – go ahead and do it. Metal lasts longer, so even though there are more upfront costs, it should be cheaper overall over time. You can also get some tax benefits with this option too which is always nice.
Your metal roof can sometimes be noisy, especially during a rain or hailstorm. However, this issue can be remedied by installing additional insulation layers.
Metal roofs are best for keeping your house cool in the summer, but they can become slippery when exposed to rain or dew. To avoid injury on a metal roof, do not attempt to climb up there and do any work yourself. Leave all roofing work to the roofing professionals.
Don’t hesitate to call Above & Beyond Exterior Remodelers for more information on metal shakes and shingles!