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Metal roofing is one of the most underutilized options among homeowners across the country. Nonetheless, this roofing material comes with many unexpected benefits that could save homeowners money and time. Metal roofs are not the uniform, bulky looking things they once were. Instead, they have become remarkably unique and versatile, making them viable options for homes in a wide variety of climates. Somerset County roofers may be able to help homeowners determine if a metal roof is the right choice.

Environmentally conscious homeowners are increasingly interested in metal roofs, which come in a variety of recycled materials. Stainless steel, aluminum, tin and copper are all examples of the types of metal roofing available to homeowners who wish to invest in recycled materials. Each of these options is designed to resemble traditional shingles for aesthetic purposes, and they come in a variety of finishes that make them resistant to water damage.

Durability is one of the greatest benefits of a metal roof and most come with a 30 to 50 year warranty to back up any claims of longevity. It's rare for a metal roof to need replacement while the home is still standing. Durability combined with a lightweight design makes metal roofs relatively easy to install and resistant to damage over time. Because metal roofs are so sturdy, they're not only resistant to water damage with proper roof galvanization but weather damage as well.

The roofers from Peter W Smith Construction of Somerset County NJ would be happy to answer any question you have about commercial roofing or residential roofing.

From hurricanes and thunderstorms to insect damage, many of the problems that plague more traditional roofing are not an issue for metal roofs.

Metal roofing is fully fireproof due to its nature, which means that it will not contribute to a home fire. For this reason, many homeowners have lowered insurance premiums after they choose to switch to a metal roof. Metal roofs are also watertight, which means that they are the ideal way to keep any water from entering your home, whether due to snow buildup or heavy rain. When properly designed, metal roofing creates an irrigation system that repels water and properly diverts it. Most metal roofs can be coated with a finish that makes snow and water more likely to slide off than gather as well.

By far the biggest draw of a metal roof is that it can save significant money on energy bills in the summer. Metal naturally reflects light, cutting down on the amount of energy it takes to cool a home during the warmer months. The gap between a metal roof and the roofing structure also helps heat travel back into the home in the winter, reducing heating costs.

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