There are numerous material options that are available when it comes to your home's roof. However, metal can be an option that will provide a range of important benefits that you might not have considered when you were first evaluating this option.
Resistant To Pest Damage
Pests can be a common source of damage to residential roofs. This is particularly true when it comes to shingle roofing as small animals and some insects will be able to cause fairly severe damage to the shingles. This could lead to moisture entering the home and causing further damage to the interior. However, if your home has a metal roof on it, these pests will be less likely to cause significant roofing damage. This is due to the immense strength of the metal and the inability of pests to be able to directly harm it. Not surprisingly, this can make metal roofing a very attractive option for those that live in wooded areas.
Smaller Risk Of Leaking
Leaks can be another issue that will often impact residential roofs. When a leak is able to develop, it can cause significant damage to the interior of the building. Unfortunately, this damage can require major repairs that could even lead to the entire roof needing to be replaced. Metal roofing systems will typically be less prone to developing leaks. This is due to the limited number of seams that may exist between the metal panels. Furthermore, some roofing contractors may even seal these seams by welding the panels together. This can provide a waterproof seal that will greatly reduce the risk of a leak being able to form in it.
Effective At Reflecting Much Of The Sun's Heat
Over the course of the day, the sunlight that is shining on your roof can cause it to undergo dramatic heating. This could lead to the heat from the roof actually radiating into the interior of the house. Metal roofing can be well-suited for reflecting much of the sun's light so that it absorbs less of this heat. Furthermore, it is possible to apply a reflective sealant to the roof that will be able to deflect much of this heat. These coatings can be either light in color or even mostly clear. This can provide you with the benefits of reducing the heat being absorbed by the metal roofing while still preserving the classic look of a simple metal roofing system. Applying these coatings can be somewhat dangerous due to the need to be on the roof of the home, and a professional may be the better choice for ensuring this coating is applied correctly and safely.
Reach out to a company like W.D. Hutchinson Roofing LLC to find out more.