With the housing market currently booming, and more and more people searching to buy a home, the need for new roofs is higher than ever. When searching for a roof for a new home, a lot of people find themselves asking the question, “shingle or metal?” Both types of roofing have advantages and disadvantages, and it is important to take a look at both sides of the fence when it comes to looking for a new roof.
In today’s day and age, a lot of focus is put into ways we can conserve and save energy, and metal roofing just happens to be one of them. A common misconception people will often have when deciding between a metal or shingle roof, is that metal roofing will make their house hotter. This is actually false, and believe it or not, is the other way around. At night as temperatures outside begin to cool, metal’s high heat conductivity allows heat to escape rapidly, helping your house cool down. Asphalt shingles release heat very slowly, which leads to a much higher temperature within your house. Having metal roofing could save you some money on your bills, as it keeps your house much cooler, allowing you to run your air conditioning much less.
If you are a homeowner, especially one with a shingled roof, you know the burden of having to replace your roof shingles. Asphalt shingle roofs on average need to be replaced every 14-16 years, and cost upwards of about $8000. Metal roofs have a much larger lifespan and need to be replaced about every 50 years. While metal roofing will usually cost around $17,000-$20,000, Alliance offers metal roofing for the same great price as our shingles.
If you are looking for something environmentally friendly, metal roofing is for you. Metal roofing usually contains very high percentages of recycled landfill and material, so your new roof could have been a car or refrigerator in it’s past life. As opposed to shingles which are not environmentally friendly, metal roofing can be recycled and repurposed after it has met its lifespan on your home, making it the most eco-friendly form of roofing available.
When taking the time and effort into designing a beautiful home, you don’t want it to be ruined by a roof that throws off the entire look of your house. Metal roofing provides a sleek and professional look to any house, and comes in a variety of colors to satisfy any customer. One thing to keep in mind when picking out your roofing colors is that the lighter the color of your metal, the easier it will be to keep the Florida heat out. Lighter colors reflect heat, while darker colors absorb it. So if you are looking for an efficient way to keep your home cooler, be sure to check out the lighter colors of metal we have to offer.
Metal roofing is a great way to effectively keep your house cool, while also cutting down on long term roofing costs. Because they need to be replaced far less often, you will be saving yourself money by choosing metal over shingles. This environmentally friendly roofing system is what we specialize in, so don’t hesitate to call us today to keep that Florida heat out and energy bills low.