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Advantages and Disadvantages of Steel Roofing

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Steel roofs are becoming more and more popular, and it’s easy to see why. Steel roofs have a lot of advantages, such as being eco-friendly, but they have some disadvantages too.  It’s best to know the pros and cons of steel roofing before deciding whether or not a steel roof is good for your home or business.

The Top Three Advantages

Even though there are a lot of advantages to steel roofing, three advantages come out on top. They are…

  • Long lasting. Steel roofs can last for 40-70 years if taken care of properly. They can withstand winds moving up to 120 mph. They’re also corrosion and fire-resistant, which means they’ll withstand the elements a lot better.
  • Energy efficient. Steel roofs absorb less heat than asphalt roofs. This means that your AC unit won’t have to work as hard to keep your home cool during the summer.  In the winter, the overlapping panels act as insulators for your home.
  • Safer and healthier. Steel roofs seal out moisture, so the development mold and mildew are less of a problem. Steel roofs can also be recycled and reused, making them an eco-friendly choice for your home.

The Top Three Disadvantages

Steel roofs have a few disadvantages to keep in mind. They are…

  • Costly. The installation of a steel roof is much more expensive than installation of a traditional asphalt roof, though their lifespan makes them a worthy investment in the long run.
  • Noisy. Whether it’s rain, hail, or sleet, you’re going to be able to hear it all.
  • Dent easily. If a rock, piece of hail, or any other large object hits your roof, it will probably leave a mark.

How to Choose

If you’re looking for a new roofing choice for your home and need help deciding if a steel roof is for you, call our office at (972)-542-7774 or contact us online.

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