Metal Roofing is increasingly preferred in the Northwest for its superior durability and resistance to extreme weather. Especially good for lakeside retreats and homes surrounded by trees, metal roofs are resilient even in the face of strong winds, pouring rain, falling debris and accumulating snow.
If any of these are questions that you are considering when getting a new roof, here’s some of the reasons why a metal roof in the Pacific Northwest might be right for you!
The Strongest, Longest Lasting Roof in the Pacific Northwest
Metal roofs are most often the strongest and longest lasting roofs on the market! They are significantly less likely to sustain damage from high winds, heavy rain, snow and hail than tile or shingle. This means with the proper product and superior installation, you can be enjoying a maintenance free roof years longer than other homes with tile or shingle on their roof. A new metal roof in Washington is most likely going to be a onetime investment that can outlive you.
Beautify & Increase for Your Property Value
Metal roofing comes in a variety of colors and even textures to make it look like wooden shingles or high end tile! No matter the color, style or texture you are looking to find, there is a pretty good chance that you will find exactly what you are looking for! Because of the durability, low maintenance and beauty, adding metal roofing, even in accent areas such as porches or windows immediately increases your home value and asking price.
Kiss Roof Cleaning Goodbye!
In Washington, we live in an ideal place for explosive moss and algae growth due to heavy rainfall year round. Metal roofs are not porous, and with proper installation and a quality product you should never have to be concerned with staining of your roof from moss and algae growth. A quality metal roof properly installed can withstand just about anything that Mother Nature can throw at it. Unlike asphalt roofs which require regular maintenance to replace broken or deteriorating shingles as well as moss and algae removal, metal roofing requires minimal upkeep. Ensuring your metal roof is free from debris and a once-yearly inspection for minor maintenance items such as cleaning and paint touch up is typically all that is needed to keep your metal roof in tip-top shape.
Metal is the most eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable roofing material available. Most metal roofing is comprised of at least 25% recycled material and is fully recyclable at the end of its life. Metal roofing also weigh half as much as asphalt, so newly constructed houses can be designed with lighter structural material overall, saving cost as well as reducing the environmental footprint. In contrast, asphalt roofing is made from a combination of oil impregnated paper or fiberglass, and gravel. A typical asphalt roof contains hundreds of gallons of crude oil and needs to be replaced every 12-20 years depending on the pitch of the roof. Approximately 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into U.S. landfills every year. While asphalt shingles can be recycled, the material contains carcinogenic compounds which are considered environmentally toxic and perpetuates our dependence on fossil fuels.
Good for the Environment and Your Wallet
Metal is one of the most energy efficient roofing materials available and can save your home up to 40% in air conditioning cost as well as provide excellent insulation during the winter. With a metal roofing system optimized for energy efficiency, you’ll enjoy long-term cost savings on your energy bills while reducing your environmental impact. The secret to metal roofing's energy savings is in its variety of finishes. The basic, unpainted metal roof will reflect more solar radiation than an asphalt roof, which typically absorbs and holds heat. But, for homes in warmer climates, pre-painted or granular coated metal roofing systems not only reflect solar energy but also cool your home by re-emitting most of what solar radiation is absorbed. Where annual cooling loads dominate, a highly reflective and highly emissive painted or granular-coated metal roof is optimal for reducing energy consumption and can actually re-emit up to 90% of absorbed solar radiation.
How Much Does a Metal Roof Cost?
The cost for a metal roof depends on the type and texture (remember wood shingle look, tile look, lots of options to choose from, etc.?) as well as the pitch and size of your roof. If you want to keep your budget low, and still improve the durability, protection from moss and algae, beauty and home value, incorporate it in accent areas or in areas that may need more protection such as a large tree that hangs over a portion of your home. Our metal roof department are experts in doing multi-product roofs which is why more builders use us for these projects than anyone else in the Pacific Northwest. Also, keep in mind that Preferred Roof Services offers financing options that you and your estimating specialist can talk about during your free estimate. To find out more, click below for a Free Estimate on a Metal Roof for your home or call us today at 253-318-8918