Whether you’re building a new home or looking to renovate your house or business, there are plenty of roofing options available out there. From style to material to longevity, there are several factors to consider. If you’re looking for a high quality product that requires limited maintenance and is eco-friendly, you’d be wise to consider metal roofing.
Double T is a premier provider of windows, siding and rain gutters in the Salt Lake City area, and we also specialize in metal roofing for contractors and home owners alike. Let’s look at some of the main reasons our metal roofing products are perfect for your next project.
While traditional asphalt roofing generally lasts anywhere from 12 to 20 years on average, metal roofs are designed to last between 40 and 70 years. This difference alone can mean thousands of dollars in savings over the life of your home or business, and even more if you run a large commercial space.
Especially for anyone in a high-wind or high-lightning area, or anywhere with consistently severe weather, metal roofing provides a level of protection other products may not. Metal roofs won’t spark or ignite during a lightning strike, and they’re strong against all the elements.
Not only can metal roofs withstand wind speeds of up to 140 miles per hour, they’re also resistant to natural weather damage over time. Things like corrosion, cracks and heavy impacts generally aren’t concerns with metal roofs, and at Double T, we also offer butyl-injected roofing, which gives you a better watertight seal for tough weather conditions.
Maintenance is also very limited for metal roofs – it’s likely you’ll only need basic inspections every now and then just to make sure there are no issues.
Metal roofs will generally use anywhere from 25 percent to 95 percent recycled content, making them excellent choices compared to items like shingles, which contribute heavily to building-related waste. In addition, most metal roofs are 100 percent recyclable when they reach the eventual end of their life cycle.
Metal roofs can save you money and energy in the warmer months. They naturally reflect solar heat, and many people see their air conditioning costs reduced by anywhere from 10 percent to 25 percent in some cases.
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