Metal. The Ultimate Roofing for Your Seattle Home
If you have noticed more metal roofing being used by Seattle contractors and homeowners, you’re not mistaken! It’s more popular than ever before. Virtually no maintenance, a 50 year warranty, thermal efficiency, and contemporary styling, make metal a very attractive alternative to other types of roofing. Because of this, Seattle’s top architects are designing more homes in 2018 using standing seam metal panels.
Benefits of Metal Roofing:
A vast array of styles are now available giving you the look of shakes, slate, or tile. These natural materials may have appealing aesthetics, but have many inherent drawbacks as well, such as a short life span and high maintenance as is the case with natural wood shakes, fragility with clay or cement tiles, or the formidable cost of slate. With the new designer styles you are able to have all the advantages of metal and with the style you want.
With high efficiency paint coatings, such as Kynar, a metal roof can save you up to 40% of energy costs. All the panels we use have an ENERGY STAR rating. Therefore, your home will be substantially cooler in the summer. This is especially true in attics and upper floors which are prone to over heating in hot summer months. Learn more about energy efficient metal roofing
Reduces Insurance Costs
Unlike flammable materials such as asphalt composition or wood shake roofs, metal roofing is fire resistant. It’s also much more wind and storm resistant. These attributes are recognized by insurance companies and may save you up to 35% in insurance premiums.
Virtually Maintenance Free
Smooth surfaced panels resist collecting most debris. Occasional washing with with water and a mild detergent is all that is necessary to keep your metal roof looking like new. This feature is a huge advantage in Seattle, and the Northwest in general, where large amounts of debris from trees and moss may be collecting on your current, requiring constant cleaning.
How would you like a roof that is so durable that it may be the last one you ever need to install on your home? A metal roof can last three times as long as a composition roof. Despite an initial expenditure higher than that of a basic composition roof, metal roofing is a much better value in the long run.
Steel is the number one recycled material in the world. Old composition roofing virtually always ends up in our landfills as waste. Conversely, residential metal roofing is made from a minimum of 30% recycled material. In addition, because moss does not grow on metal the use of harsh chemical moss inhibitors is not necessary. You will be saving money and the environment!
All these features have persuaded us at John Michael Roofing to recommend metal as the smartest option for your new roof.
What does Bob Vila Say About Metal Roofing?
Bob Vila, home improvement expert, explains why metal is a great choice for your roof. Check out this brief video.