When people hear about metal roofing systems, they usually don’t think residential. Most metal roofs can be found on commercial or industrial buildings, and for good reason. Metal roofs have a considerably longer lifespan than any other material, making it an excellent choice for buildings planned to last for generations. With the increase in demand in recent years, however, more homeowners are seeing the benefits of a metal roof over their homes.
Traditional roofing systems made with materials such as asphalt or slate offer a maximum of 20 years before they start to deteriorate. If you could have a material that has double (or triple) that life span, would you go for it? Depending on the metal you select, metal roofing systems easily outlast the competition with a lifetime of 40 to 70 years.
Durability and Safety
Metals are already known for durability. They are scratch-proof, dent-proof and can withstand the extreme heat of Texas weather. Depending on the material, they are also flexible enough to pretty much imitate the look of any other material you want, down to the color and texture, while retaining the strength metals are known for.
Additionally, they are not susceptible to sparking or igniting in case of lightning or wildfire, which means they can protect you better than other materials.
Like most other materials, though, metal roofs have their drawbacks as well. For instance, a full metal roofing installation costs slightly more than other materials. Considering its longevity and ease of maintenance, however, you can expect it to pay for itself in the long run. In addition, metal roofing is also susceptible to moisture damage caused by improper installation, although you can say the same for any other material when installed incorrectly.
3G Roofing has been in the industry for more than 30 years and our professionals are excited to help you enjoy the safety, durability and overall quality of metal roofing. Give us a call at (210) 373-3358 for a free estimate today! We serve San Antonio, TX, and all nearby areas.