What is the Life Expectancy of my Metal Roof?
The answer to this question is very contingent on a number of factors. Variables such as how your home’s metal roof was installed, the location of your home and the type of metal used can determine how long you expect your metal roof to last. At Southern Cross Construction Inc. all our metal roofs are installed to the highest possible standard and could end up lasting as long as your house does. The simple fact of the matter is that if water and other elements are sealed out, it can survive the highest winds and storms comfortably. On average, our metal roofs will last over fifty years.
What Makes Metal Shingle Roofing Different?
In comparison to its standing seam counterpart, metal shingle roofs are quite different. The benefits of metal roofing shingles are that they can be installed into your home right away to mimic the shape and look of clay tile or wood shakes. Another advantage of metal shingle roofs is that our skilled design specialists can include granulated topcoats to complete this effect. So, if you are looking for a reliable, cheap and esthetically pleasing roofing type then you need to contact Southern Cross Construction Inc. today.
Disadvantages of Metal Roofing
While there are many benefits and advantages to metal roofing, the reality is that, like all roofing types, it has a wide range of drawbacks that need to be taken into consideration. At the top of that list is price. There is no two ways about it, metal roofing is expensive. As a premium material, metal roofing pricing ranges from approximately $200 to $600 per square foot. So, despite the fact that metal roofing will save you money over the years, if you don’t plan on staying in your home for years then you probably won’t get the return on your investment. On top of the cost, metal roofs are noisy and can be loud with water hitting the metal so regularly. This can be particularly frustrating if you have young children in your home. Finally, metal roofs are also susceptible to dents when facing heavy hailstones or other forms of weather-related debris.
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