The Benefits of a Metal Roof

When it’s time to replace the roof of your home, there are many factors to consider. In recent years, metal roofs have taken off. While some homeowners think contractors oversell these roofs and avoid them simply so they don’t buy into the latest fad, the fact is that metal roofs have more benefits than traditional roofs. At Intelligent Design, our experts can walk you through the pros and cons, and help you find the best fit for your home.

●      Increase Longevity

While metal roofs are more expensive than traditional asphalt roofs, they last three times as long. Asphalt roofs are designed to last for about 20 years, which is a long time compared to other home renovations that crop up. Asphalt roofs oftentimes need repairs from weather damage, which can cost more in the long run. However, steel roofs can last up to 60 years, and will likely not need frequent repairs from the wild Midwest weather. The benefit of having a more durable roof outweighs the expense.

●      Save Energy

In the crazy Midwest weather, it can be difficult to keep your home at a comfortable temperature for a reasonable cost. Energy prices rise every year, making it difficult for many to make ends meet. However, when you choose to install a metal roof, your energy costs go down. In the summers, metal roofs reflect solar rays, keeping heat out, which allows you to save on your air conditioning bill. In the winter months, properly installed metal roofs provide extra insulation for your home. The metal traps the heat in the house instead of letting it seep through the roof, keeping your bills lower.

●      Improve Durability

If you live in the Midwest, you more than likely understand the annoyance that comes with roof repairs after a hailstorm. Hail can severely damage the asphalt tiles on your home. Many times, hail damage results in partial or complete roof repairs. With a metal roof, while it may increase the noise that accompanies hail, it is more durable and far less likely to be damaged. Additionally, when the snow melts in the spring, or we get heavy rainstorms, the water quickly and seamlessly slides right off the metal, saving you from potential water damage.

Contact Intelligent Design Today

To learn more about Intelligent Design’s roofing options or get a free quote, contact our experts today. Give us a call at 763-315-0745, or message us on our contact page.