The Advantages of Metal Roofs

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If you are in the market for new roofing, then you won’t want to overlook the many styles and colors of metal roofing now available. There are many advantages of using this type of material atop your home.

Go Green and Save Green With the top coats that are now sprayed on the metal roofing, sun is easily reflected, thereby reducing cooling costs in the hottest Texas climates. Furthermore, metal roofing is typically made of recycled material and greatly reduces the amount of materials reaching the landfills, as it can typically be installed directly over the existing roof. That also means less out-of-pocket expense as contractors will not need to spend time for removal.

Strength Matters Unlike some of the other roofing materials available today, metal is highly resistant to cracking and such damage. It doesn’t erode like traditional shingles and is a relatively maintenance free building material. They offer greater warranties and are not as susceptible to high winds.

Looking Good While all of the reasons listed above would be appealing to anyone in the market for a new roof, the most common motive for homeowners is the look. Metal roofs, today, come in such variety of color, shape and style that there is something for everyone. Not only do they come in the traditional vertical strips, they are also molded to mimic the look of more expensive roofing materials – slate, clay tiles, and even cedar shakes.

For even more information on this roofing material, continue reading the full article at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_roof

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