Metal roofing is gaining an increasing amount of popularity with homeowners today. There are several reasons for this; for example, metal roofing is a better deal because it costs less over the life of the roof than asphalt shingle roof would. Another aspect that homeowners find attractive is the fact that metal roofing can reduce air conditioning costs and consequently increase your home's eco-friendliness. This makes it a good choice for a green lifestyle.
However, there are other benefits to green roofing as well. For example, it's extremely durable and less likely to have problems and need repairs than some other types of roofing. Here are three such problems that you may not have to deal with anymore if you choose to install a metal roof.
1. Snow load
Metal roofing is less likely to have a problem with deep snowfall than asphalt shingle and is. This is because metal roofing can actually shed snowfall all by itself, so you don't even have to get up there on the roof and clear it off. Of course, this can sometimes be inconvenient if the roof decides to shed snow while you're walking directly below the eaves, but hey, at least the roof isn't going to collapse if you don't clear it off frequently. In addition, you can place snow guards in the areas where you don't want the snow to fall off automatically.
2. Water damage from hail
If you live in an area of the country that sees frequent serious hailstorms, you may be aware that an asphalt roof can crack and allow leaks into your house when hit by big enough hailstones. A metal roof, however, while it may dent if struck hard enough, will not crack in a hailstorm. This means it will keep your home and belongings safe from water damage in these freak storms. Plus, you won't have to get expensive roof repairs after each hailstorm.
3. Thermal shock
Asphalt roofing is susceptible to a form of damage known as thermal shock. This occurs when the roof is forced to expand and contract rapidly each day by quickly changing temperatures. For example, the sun heats the roof up during the day, sometimes to even 200°. This is because asphalt roofing is very, very good at soaking up the sun. Then, at night, the same roofing material has to cool down again to match the temperature of the cooler evening air. When this happens daily over an extended period of time, such as all summer, the roof can take some serious damage. This is especially likely to happen if the asphalt roofing's several years old already.
For more information, contact a company like Jerry's Roofing.