Five Reasons Metal Roofs are a Good Option in the Pacific Northwest
Your home in Port Orchard, Gig Harbor, or Tacoma likely sees considerable rainfall. It’s just part of living in our corner of the world. So, when it comes time to replace your roof, you should consider installing a metal roof. While these roofs are initially more expensive, the long-term investment has paid off for many of our customers.
If you’re considering a metal roof, here are five benefits to consider.
Ease of Installation
Most metal roof panels come in sections that are between 12- to 36-inches wide. This makes them much quicker to install when compared to the installation of a traditional asphalt shingle, and quicker installation means you save on labor costs.
Thanks to its slick surface, rain is quickly moved off the roof and to the gutters. Its slick surface also makes it difficult for moss grow on a metal roof.
Metal roofs are widely considered the most environmentally friendly roofing material. Depending on the shape of your roof, the new metal roof can be installed over the existing shingles, which saves cost and space in the landfill. Fun fact, according the Environmental Protection Agency, almost 11 million pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped in US landfills each year? You can ready more here.
Also, the metal roof panels are made up of recyclable materials (usually between 25- and 50-percent). When it comes time to remove the old metal roof, it is 100-percent recyclable.
Additionally, when installed properly, metal roofs can help save in energy costs. In temperate environments, like the Pacific Northwest, a roof that is darker in color will absorb sunlight and help keep the home warm. This of course, is all dependent on good installation, so make sure you use a company that understands how to execute this.
Made for the Long Term
When properly installed and maintained, metal roofs can last for more than 50 years! When you compare that to a traditional asphalt roof, which lasts anywhere between 12 and 25 years, the difference is impressive!
Metal Roofs Have Style
Concerned that your new metal roof will clash against neighboring homes – fear not! Metal roofs come in a wide range of styles and colors! During our consultation, we can show you the various styles and will help make this new roof match with your home and neighborhood.
Metal roofs are a great option when looking to replace your roof. Prices vary widely depending on the specific materials you choose, so if this is something you’d like to explore give us a call. We offer complimentary estimates that are done by our owner Jim. He has worked in the roofing business for more than 20 years and has the expertise to help you make the best decision for your home.