3 Ways Metal Roofing Can Reduce Your Home Maintenance Costs

If your home's roof has seen better days and needs to be replaced or if you are choosing roofing for a newly built home, metal roofing can be an excellent choice. When installed by a skilled residential roofing service, metal roofing is durable and reliable and can be just as attractive as premium roofing materials like slate shingles and cedar shakes.

Metal roofing is also a smart choice if you want your home to run as economically as possible. The unique properties of metal roofing can help to reduce your property's ongoing upkeep costs in numerous ways. Here are three ways metal roofing installation can reduce your home's overall upkeep costs:

Low Maintenance And Repair Costs

When it comes to roofing materials, durability doesn't always equate to low maintenance. Concrete tiles, for example, are extremely durable, but also need to be pressure washed regularly to remove moss and lichen deposits. Asphalt shingles are reasonably tough, but if a shingle is damaged or lost, the surrounding shingles may need to be removed before the shingle can be replaced, increasing repair costs.

Metal roofing has very low maintenance requirements. Steel roofing is coated with durable paints or powder coatings that prevent corrosion. These coatings are extremely tough, lasting for at least a decade before they need to be renewed. Aluminum and copper roofing is inherently resistant to corrosion and requires virtually no maintenance.

In the unlikely event that your metal roofing is damaged, repair costs are also very affordable. The modular construction of metal roofing shingles and sheets allows damaged sections of roofing to be replaced individually, keeping labor costs to a minimum when you hire a roof repair service.

Low Home Insurance Costs

Metal roofing is an excellent choice for a natural disaster-proof home. It is resistant to high winds and is constructed to minimize the risk of leaks during heavy rains (standing seam metal roofing is especially unlikely to leak). It is also fire resistant, and will not ignite and collapse if your home catches fire. 

All of this is beneficial for home insurance companies too. Choosing metal roofing can lead to substantially lower home insurance costs, especially if it is installed by a roofing contractor accredited by your home insurance provider.

Low Heating And Cooling Costs

You may be surprised to learn that metal roofing is also an excellent heat insulator. While the metal itself conducts heat readily, modern metal roofing types are fitted with insulated foam cores and backings, preventing unwanted heat transfer through your home's roof and attic spaces.

Metal roofing's ability to trap heat inside your home can lower your reliance on furnaces and space heaters in the winter months. It will also trap the cool air inside your home during the summer, lowering your air-conditioning usage. This can lead to significantly lower heating and cooling bills, making your home more eco-friendly.