Low Life Cycle Cost & DurabilityHigh-quality, pre-painted metal roofs afford an attractive life cycle cost in addition to may other advantages. They will not crack, shrink, or erode, making them a long lasting alternative to many conventional roofing materials.
Choice of Design, Appearance, & ColorA hometowner can achieve the “designer” look with a wide selection of styles and colors. The aesthetically unique roofs will likely have a positive influence on re-sale.
Installation over Existing RoofsPre-painted metal can usually be installed over existing roofs. Disposal of old conventional materials can be difficult and costly. The use of pre-painted metal can often solve this problem.
WeightWhen compared to some heavy weight alternatives, pre-painted metal affords a very light-weight roof.
Fire ResistanceMetal doesn’t burn! Non-combustibility should offer protection from the external hazards such as wind-blown sparks or lightening when properly grounded.
Water AbsorptionProperly installed pre-painted metal roofs do not absorb water or moisture. Water can damage most other roofing materials by rotting, cracking, or during a freeze-thaw cycle.
Wind ResistanceProperly installed pre-painted metal roofs should not need periodic repair or replacement due to wind damage or storms.
Snow & Ice SheddingPre-painted metal readily sheds snow and ice, a distinct advantage in high snowfall areas.
Sound DeadeningRain noise on a metal roof is not a factor when installed over a flat deck of insulation.
Energy EfficientConsider the radiant heat reflectance of light coloredmetal in warm climates, resulting in cooling cost savings.