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Norwalk Roofing: Article About Pros and Cons Of Metal Roofs

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Metal roofs have long been used for agricultural and industrial purposes. However, in recent years, metal roofs have been quickly gaining in popularity for use in residential homes as well as many commercial properties. Metal roofs have a number of excellent advantages and provide homeowners with benefits that some more traditional roofing systems simply cannot match.

For example, metal roofs offer a high degree of fire protection, offering added safety. They are typically rated Class A, the highest rating available for a residential roof. Additionally, because metal roofs can reflect the heat of the sun, they can actually help lower summer cooling bills. This not only helps homeowners who want to eliminate waste in their household budget, but it is also great for the environment.

When a Norwalk roofing contractor installs a metal standing seam or shingle roof, they are using materials that can be manufactured from recycled materials. Additionally, once the roof is no longer functional and it needs to be replaced, the metal can be recycled again to be used in other products. This is much better for the environment, especially given the fact that the roofing materials can be recycled at the end of their lifespan. Disposing of roofing materials, especially something like asphalt shingles, can overburden landfills and can take decades before they begin decomposing.

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One drawback that homeowners face when contemplating a metal roof is the fact that this type of roof can cost significantly more than a typical shingle roof. Of course, the initial investment is higher, but a metal roof will also offer more years of service. This means that a homeowner can actually save money over the course of the lifetime of their roof. Metal roofs generally come with 50 year warranties, and sometimes the warranty is even longer. Comparing this to the typical 30 year warranty that one often gets with an asphalt shingle roof, the higher investment spread out over a longer service life makes metal roofs very cost effective.

Metal roofs also have the advantage of being available in a wide range of styles. Many homeowners choose metal shingles that replicate the beauty of slate, Spanish tile or other more expensive roofing systems. While metal roofs typically won't last as long as some of these high end roofs, they are available at a much lower cost. Regardless of whether a homeowner chooses a metal roof or a traditional asphalt shingle roof, a reputable roofing contractor can help ensure quality results.

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