Metal Roofing System

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Installing metal roofing is recyclable and free of any petroleum products, so if you are looking to lessen your environmental impact this is a great option.

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Metal Roofing System

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The application of metal roofs in the housing industry is nothing new however metal roofs have come a long ways since the 50s and 60s during which metal roofs were thought of as dull metallic coverings used mostly in commercial and industrial buildings. Today metal roofs are quite stylish and come in various flavors. Their functionality just as their style has much improved.

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Metal Roof Installation There is some misinformation about metal roofs that can easily clout your judgment in regard to choosing the right type of roof for your home. One such myth is that anyone can easily install a metal roof. I recently came across an article stating that if you know how to hammer a nail you can install your metal roof and save yourself thousands of dollars in labor cost. Although you can learn how to install a metal roof just as well as you can learn any other skill you should be aware that proper installation of metal roof requires as much talent and effort as installing another kind of roof.

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Analyzing Various Benefits of Metal Roofs No one should ever dispute the benefits associated with metal roofs but they should look at these benefits in comparison with other types of roofs and consider the environment where one lives as well as the duration one intends to stay in the same house. To be sure metal roofs offer lots of benefits such as light weight energy efficiency various designs and durability. Another advantage with metal roofs is that it can be laid on top of the existing roof without the need to remove the existing roof which can lower labor cost. Lets look at some of these benefits in more detail.

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Cost Savings from Thermal Efficiency Is Not Equal for All Climates Metal Roof coatings can reflect the sun rays and thus keep the house cool during summer. This Thermal efficiency can assist homeowners with lowering electricity bill. In many warm regions this cost saving alone can pay for the upfront cost of the roof in about 8-15 years. However it is worth mentioning that thermal efficiency benefits of metal roofs are fully realized in high temperature areas. If your home is in a cooler region you will not benefit as much as if you lived in Florida.

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