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Sylvania Roofing: Article About Benefits Of Metal Roofs

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When most people think about contacting a Sylvania roofing company to install a new roof, they're thinking about the traditional asphalt shingles. The relatively low cost of those shingles are attractive. However, some homeowners are starting to consider the advantages of metal roofing. Before making a final decision, learn why metals roofs might be the best overall option for roofing material.

The biggest advantage of metal roofing is its longevity. While asphalt shingle roofs typically last around 20 to 25 years if a homeowner is lucky, a metal roof can easily last 50 years or more with proper care. For those who plan to live in their homes a long time, metal roofs can make sense and become more affordable because they last so long.

Those who are concerned about environmental issues will be happy to know that metal roofs are extremely environmentally friendly. They're usually made from a high percentage of recycled material, and once they've reached the end of their life cycle, they can be recycled again. Metal roofs also reflect some of the heat away from the home, keeping the inside much cooler. In areas where temperatures are high, this can be a big cost in energy savings.

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Many metal roofs are also very durable and resistant to damage from the elements. The metal panels are unlikely to blow away in the wind, and many varieties of metal are strong enough to withstand the impact of small or moderately sized hailstones and branches.

Unlike asphalt shingles, a metal roof isn't likely to catch on fire from sparks from a nearby fire. Despite what some people think, they are not likely to be stuck by lightning. In most cases, lightning is more likely to strike a nearby tree or other tall item, and it's possible to attach a lightning rod to prevent lightning from striking the roof. Even if lightning does strike, the fire resistant nature of metal makes it unlikely that a fire will start.

It won't take long for a company to install a metal roof. Since metal comes in very large sheets, it's simply a matter of laying them on top of the roof and attaching them together. An experienced company will probably take less than a day to complete an average sized job.

Metal roofs aren't for everyone, but they're certainly worth looking into. With the cost of a new roof in general, a smart homeowner will think about whether a metal roof is the right one for his or her home.

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