Big news! We are currently installing a metal roof on house 120 instead of a typical shingle roof. Why, you ask?
Compared to regular asphalt shingles, the life expectancy of a metal roof is much longer. When properly installed, a metal roof will be able to seal out water, block high winds, and easily shed snow. Metal is also resistant to fire, mildew, insects, and rot.
Metal roofs are extremely lightweight, low maintenance, and easy to clean, whereas shingles are harder to clean and prone to fall off. Installing metal roofs is speedy and easy -most metal roofing materials come in multiple-shingle sections or in 12- to 36- inch-wide panels and are able to be installed immediately. Because of the material’s light weight, engineering and building costs will be low.
Environmentally, metal roofs easily shed any snow and rain because of their design. The runoff can then be used to water vegetable gardens without the risk of petroleum from shingles. These roofs are also 100% recyclable when removed as opposed to shingle roofs which are disposed of in landfills. To top it all off, metal roofs are energy efficient – the metal reflects radiant heat from the sun, minimizing midday heat gain. This means you save energy needed for air conditioning during the day.
Although metal roofs tend to be more expensive than regular shingle roofs, we have the opportunity to install the metal roof for house 120 at the same price as a shingle roof. We’re excited to offer this opportunity to our homeowners!