Metal roofing has been around since the 1700s holding strong and sealing up buildings such as Christ Church in Philadelphia in 1727 and Princeton’s Nassau hall in 1802. Modern technology and advances have pushed the material to one of the most common roofing surfaces today, following asphalt shingles. When it comes to reroofing your home, metal is an excellent choice for durability, fire resistance qualities, and a variety of colors and styles.
It will cost more to install metal roofing when compared to asphalt shingles, but the value, in the long run, is amazing! Here are three ways metal roofing can add value to your Port Orchard home.
Metal roofing, when properly installed and regularly maintained, can last nearly 60+ years. Put that in comparison to asphalt shingles which need replacement every 20 years. The value in savings of this material is astounding! Here is a brief list of regular maintenance procedures.
- Check the flashing to make sure it is still intact
- Removal of any debris, limbs, and nests collected on the surface
- Clean the gutters – this helps to aid in the longevity of the roof with proper water displacement
- Check fasteners for rust and/or corrosion
- Check for scratches, dents, chipping, fading
- Clean the surface of the roof with water
Metal roofing is one of the most energy-efficient materials and can reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 25%. A barrier is created by the metal which reduces heat loss and maximizes energy efficiency. Ice dams can also be reduced by keeping a constant temperature over the surface of the roof.
Rainwater collection is ideal when the home has a metal roof. The water is collected from the roof in a large container for use now or later. Metal roofs have a lower concentration of bacteria compared to other materials, especially when coated with an antimicrobial paint system. The collected rainwater can be used for lawns, laundering clothes, washing cars, or outdoor ponds. Always use caution when using rainwater for human consumption. It must be filtered and decontaminated first to be safe. This is just another way metal roofing is energy efficient!
If a metal roof does need to be replaced, the material can be used for a variety of new items. Unlike asphalt shingles that clog up landfills, metal can be used to create the following items.
- Future metal products such as cans, appliances, plumbing fixtures
- Create a unique tabletop
- Make an outdoor sculpture
- Build an outdoor shower
- Go metal in the kitchen
- Make an accent wall
- Create a headboard
The ideas are endless when it comes to metal roofing and creativity!
Port Orchard Roofing is here to discuss with you what metal roofing in Port Orchard means for value and longevity as an amazing system to protect your home. We have been working with your neighbors and friends in the Port Orchard area since 2007 and aren’t going anywhere. We love this community and the people in it. We never compromise on quality materials and strive for precise workmanship. We look forward to working with you! Give us a call today to schedule a free roof inspection!