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Metal roofing is a relative newcomer to the residential market, but it’s becoming increasingly popular in Atlanta. As with any roofing material, metal roofing has advantages and disadvantages that will affect your decision.
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Metal roofs have many advantages over traditional asphalt shingles, including:
● Longer lifespan of up to 70 years
● Fire and moss resistant
● Durable enough to weather Atlanta storms
● Come in a massive range of colors, styles, and textures
● Low maintenance
The main drawback of a metal roof is the upfront installation cost, which tends to be around double that of asphalt shingles.
But when you consider the much longer lifespan, lower maintenance requirements, and insurance premium discounts, the long-term savings are well worth the added initial cost.
One of the most appealing aspects of metal roofing for homeowners is that you can install it over your existing shingles. Doing so can dramatically cut down on the installation cost while speeding up the roof replacement process.
While it’s an appealing option, it may not suit every Atlanta, GA, home. The metal roof adds a lot of extra weight, so make sure your existing roof structure can support it.
Some local building codes don’t allow for this type of installation because improper installation can do a lot of structural damage. Also, covering up damaged asphalt shingles can lead to significant issues in the future.
That’s why we strongly recommend a thorough roof inspection by our GAF Master Elite® roofing contractors before seriously considering this option.
Many homeowners are reluctant to consider metal roofing due to several misconceptions about the product.
A bare metal roof is likely to be very noisy, but if you have an attic and good insulation, you won’t notice any additional noise from a metal roof.
Metal conducts electricity, but it doesn’t attract it. Combined with the fact that metal tiles are fireproof, metal roofs are safer than many counterparts.
Your roof’s material doesn’t have much of an impact on your home’s overall temperature. If you have good insulation in your attic, you won’t notice any difference during the winter.
If you want to extend your current roof’s lifespan, our roofing repair services will ensure your home remains protected from elements for many years to come.