While many people think of metal roofing as a solution for commercial buildings or barns, there are a number of great reasons to have a metal roof installed on your Clarksville home. While this blog has previously dispelled some myths about metal roofing, a primary concern for many Tennessee homeowners is the price. The fact of the matter is that metal roofing can actually cost less than traditional asphalt shingle roofing, and the added values of installing a metal roof make the decision to choose a standing seam metal roof a great value over the lifetime of owning your home.
Metal Roofing Is Durable
One of the main reasons many Clarksville homeowners decide to use metal roofing is that metal roofs are incredibly long lasting. Not only do metal roofs provide additional protection against structural damage caused by severe weather ranging from hail to high winds, they are actually no more susceptible to lightning strikes than traditional roofing. Additionally, because standing seam metal roofing is non-combustible, metal roofs are even more desirable during severe weather.
Insurance Discounts With Metal Roofs
Due to the durability and protection provided by a metal roof, many insurance companies offer policy discounts for homeowners who choose to go with a metal roof. In addition to their durability and protection against lightning strikes, metal roofs offer the highest level of fire protection as well, earning a Class “A” fire rating. This is because the steel roofs will not burn in a fire, and they are also resistant to burning embers. These additional levels of safety allow insurance companies to charge less which in turn provides more value to the homeowners.
Metal Roofs Are Energy Efficient
It is a common misbelief that metal roofs will make a house hotter, but the reality of the situation is that metal roofing provides a higher level of heat reflection than traditional roofing materials such as shingles made from asphalt, fiberglass, or wood. In fact, metal roofing can actually save a homeowner as much as 25% on energy costs because they make buildings cooler in the summer by reflecting heat while providing insulating heat during the winter. The metal roofing installed by our Clarksville roofers meets the EPA Energy Star Roof Products Program performance criteria.
Money Saved On Metal Roofing
If you are considering installing a metal roof on your Clarksville home, it is important to understand the investment as a whole. While the installation of a metal roof is now comparable to traditional roofing, the money saved over the lifetime of the metal roof will provide a number of money saving opportunities. The durability of a metal roof means less repairs for damage or replacement of shingles while also allowing homeowners to possibly save money on insurance premiums. Plus, with the monthly savings created by the energy efficiency of metal roofing, these roofs help save money again and again.
If you are considering a metal roof for your Clarksville home, call the Greater Nashville Area’s Top Rated Local ® Roofer today at 615-380-1554, or contact Sparks Roofing online today for a free roofing estimate.