While asphalt remains the most popular material for roofing shingles, metal isn’t far behind when it comes to new installation and residential roof replacement. It has several unique features that make it an excellent alternative and even better than its asphalt counterpart.
A Longer Operating Lifespan
One of the main advantages of metal roofs, whether they’re made of steel or aluminum, is their exceptional service life, thanks to their innate durability. Your standard metal roof has an expected service life of 50 years, with higher-rated ones exceeding that. This is more than twice than asphalt shingles, which have an expected service life between 20 to 30 years.
Exceptional Wind Resistance
Metal roofs are widely known for their high resistance to weather and sudden changes in temperature, but it’s a little known fact that they are more resistant to wind damage than all other residential roofing systems. This is all due to the way each metal panel interlocks with one another, essentially reinforcing the whole structure from strong winds.
Metal roofs are also surprisingly lightweight despite ranking among the most durable of roofing materials, with aluminum being the lightest available. Its lower weight compared with the likes of asphalt and tile mean that it can help preserve the structural integrity of your house since it doesn’t add any extra weight to it.
If you haven’t decided on a new roof for your home, then we recommend you keep metal roofs in mind. They are a great alternative to asphalt shingles, thanks to their higher durability, exceptional weather tolerance and lighter weight.
Whether you need roof repair or replacement, Crown Residential Roofing is here to make sure that your project is done right the first time. Get in touch with us at (604) 370-6288, or fill out our contact form. Our residential roof replacement services are available in North Vancouver and Surrey.