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The benefits of metal slate roofing for your residence

May 31, 2023

The benefits of metal slate roofing for your residence

Not everyone is easily sold on standing seam metal roofing. After all, it has a unique look, and even when you consider the variety of colors and styles available, it’s identifiably a metal roof. Anyone looking for the eco-friendly or numerous other benefits that metal offers but with a more traditional faux-asphalt design still has options though!

Metal slate roofing combines the classic look of slate roofs dating back centuries with the durability and efficiency offered by steel. Utilizing a unique stamping process that lends steel the look of old-fashioned slate alongside an interlocking design that ensures your roof is as tightly constructed and secure as leading metal roof styles, you can offer your home roofing that’s traditional, stylish and ready to stand up against hurricane speed winds or wildfire. Want to delve into the specifics of what metal slate offers? Check out this info, then call up your trusted metal roof contractor to ask about options for your home.

Classic good looks
Slate roofing tends to look best on historic homes. Whether it’s an old-fashioned cottage, village brownstone or country farmhouse – slate is sure to fit the style. Take a look through Houzz collection of slate roof homes and you’ll see a stylish mix of Victorian, Colonial and Craftsman. But slate roofs aren’t out of place on Cape Cod-style homes or bungalows either.

Of course, anything regular slate offers, metal slate roofing can maximize on. Although slate is tough and fire resistant, metal slate is and even more impressive option. Curious how long steel lasts as part of your roof? Prepare to be amazed.

A long and durable lifetime
According to the Metal Roofing Alliance, homeowners can expect their metal roofs to last at least two and often three times longer than other materials, especially asphalt. Many metal roofs survive for 60 or more years, while the average lifespan of an asphalt roof is between 12 and 20 years. While asphalt can deteriorate due to weather, metal roofing doesn’t fall apart in the least. In fact, it’s extremely low maintenance.

Slate holds up well and tends to be tough, but as the Metal Roof Network notes, eventually they’ll begin cracking. Repairs can be difficult and expensive

, and patching a single portion of the roof means it’s likely to stick out like a sore thumb. Moss can also be a problem – even if it lends a rustic, antiquated style.

Metal slate avoids these issues. In fact, even should moss get between metal slate’s tiles, it won’t crack them the way it might slate one’s.

Superior energy efficiency
One of metal roofing’s most celebrated features is its superior energy efficiency. According to the Metal Roofing Alliance, certain styles of metal roofing – especially those in cool colors – have been shown to save up to 40 percent on energy costs in some regional climates. There are even federal tax credits that homeowners can get for metal roofs meeting eligibility requirements.

However, one of metal roofing’s most significant eco-friendly advantages is that it’s 100 percent recyclable. Not only were the materials partially produced from recycled product, but at the end of your new metal roof’s life cycle every part of it can be turned into new product – reducing waste entirely.

Metal Roofing News brought to you by Global Home Improvement, the Tri-State’s Leading Home Remodeler. For your Free Estimate call 1-215-953-5151 today!

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