Investing in a new roof for an existing home or choosing the roofing material for new construction isn’t something you should do without careful consideration of each option. One of the options you will likely consider is metal roofing. It has become quite popular in recent years because of its beauty, but as with any roofing material, it has its advantages and its drawbacks.
Advantages of Metal Roofing
- Longevity: You will enjoy a longer lifespan with metal roofing than shingles. The average is between 20 and 50 years, with the longer life entirely possible when installed and maintained properly.
- Lightweight: If you have thought about a tile roof for its long life and durability, but found the weight to be too much for the structural integrity of your home, metal roofing is the perfect compromise. You’ll get nearly as much durability in a lightweight product.
- Variety: There are many different styles and colors to choose from, so you can easily match the architecture and color of your home.
- Adds Value: Since metal roofing is popular and long-lasting, it adds the most value to your home.
Drawbacks of Metal Roofing
- Upfront Cost: It costs more to put metal roofing on than it does shingles, but the good news is that, since it can last twice as long, the long-term value is there.
- Sound: Some people love the sound of rain on metal roofing, but others do not find it comforting. If you are concerned about noise, discuss the potential for soundproofing.
- Denting: Metal roofing may be durable, but it isn’t impervious to hail, so a severe hailstorm could leave you needing to have repairs made.
If you would like further information about metal roofing for your Greensboro, North Carolina home, don’t hesitate to contact us at Carolina Home Specialists. We are happy to answer any questions you have so that you can make an informed decision about the roofing material that best suits your needs.