Time for a new roof? Whether you’re replacing your existing roof or installing a roof on a brand-new building, it’s important to understand the features of your various roofing options. That way, when it’s time to select your roofing material, you can make an informed decision about the type of roof you want based on your needs and budget.
At Redline Roofing, we’re here to help. For more than 16 years, we’ve been installing, replacing, and repairing metal roofs throughout East Texas, and we’d like to fill you in on metal roofing’s many advantages. If you’re planning a roof installation for your home or business, read on to learn all about the benefits you’ll enjoy when you opt for metal roofing.
Metal Roofing Is Remarkably Long Lasting
When properly installed and maintained, the average metal roof typically lasts anywhere from 40–70 years, which is far longer than most other roofing materials. For comparison, let’s take a look at the average lifespans of other popular roofing materials on the market:
- Asphalt shingles. When they’re correctly installed and maintained, asphalt shingle roofs tend to last about 15–20 years.
- Wood shake and shingles. Shingles fashioned from cedar, southern pine, and redwood typically last about 25–30 years when they’re properly installed and maintained.
- Clay tile roofing. Properly maintained clay and tile roofing typically lasts anywhere from 40–50 years.
- Slate tile roofing. Generally, slate roofing lasts between 50 and 100 years. When it’s properly maintained and environmental conditions are right, it can last longer than a century.
When you install a metal roof, it will outlast nearly every other type of roofing you could select. Only slate roofing stands a chance of outlasting metal, and generally, slate is considerably more expensive — up to $300 or more per square.
Metal Roofs Are Environmentally Friendly
If you’re concerned about your impact on the environment, metal is one of a handful of roofing materials that are kind to the earth. Metal roofing is largely recyclable, so it can be melted down and repurposed when it reaches the end of its functional life and must be replaced. Even more impressive is the fact that many types of metal roofing contain 25%–95% recycled content.
While clay, slate, and wood roofing are also environmentally friendly, neither a wood nor a clay roof will last as long as metal. And again, slate roofing is considerably more expensive.
Metal Roofing Is Incredibly Easy to Maintain
If there’s one roofing material that comes close to “set it and forget it” in terms of maintenance, it’s metal. That’s why it lasts so much longer than just about every other type of roofing you can get.
To properly maintain a metal roof, you’ll need to invest a small amount of time each year giving your roof a quick inspection and removing any accumulated debris. You’ll need to clean out your gutters annually, as well, but that’s true no matter what type of roof you have. Even though metal panels last many years, metal roofs do not completely come without maintenance. In the hot East Texas temperatures, the rubber washers under the screws can deteriorate which will result in the need for periodic screw replacement. We usually see a need for screw replacement every 8-12 years depending on sun exposure and the elements.
Metal roofing is also impervious to organic growths like moss and lichen, so you won’t need to worry about washing or treating your roof as you might with asphalt shingles or wood shake. And because metal is incredibly durable, the probability of it developing cracks and other forms of damage that may allow water intrusion is low. Ultimately, the need for periodic roof repairs on a metal roof will likely be far lower than with other types of roofing.
Metal Is a Highly Durable Roofing Material
Metal roofing is manufactured to withstand just about anything Mother Nature and humans can throw at it. Unlike clay or slate tiles, metal’s risk of cracking and breakage is low. And unlike asphalt and wood roofing, metal isn’t prone to warping, curling, and other types of deformation.
Of course, a metal roof can develop dents during inclement weather events like heavy hail storms, but even those dents won’t allow water to penetrate its surface. With metal, you’ll get:
- Class A fire-resistance rating
- 140 mph wind resistance rating (some types can withstand gusts of up to 180 mph)
- Corrosion resistance provided by specialty coatings (though some types of metal roofing are naturally resistant to corrosion)
- Rot resistance
- Pest resistance
If you want your Texas roof to have the best chance of withstanding whatever our unpredictable weather can dish out, metal is the roofing material you need.
Get a Free Metal Roofing Installation Quote From Redline Roofing
Ready to plan roofing installation for your eastern Texas home or building? Are you considering metal roofing? Then get in touch with our team at Redline Roofing to get a free service quote! Our experts can help you determine the best type of roofing for your needs and budget, and when you work with our team, your complete satisfaction is our number one priority.
To learn more or get started, feel free to call our Lindale, TX, office at 903-508-1651 or contact us online to request a free quote. We look forward to hearing from you!