Homeowners are gravitating towards metal roofing due to their abundance of benefits. Metal roofing not only comes with unmatched strength, style, and energy efficiency. They also require far less maintenance than traditional roofing materials – even though they last longer! It almost seems too good to be true. Luckily, it isn’t. So just how long should you expect your metal roof to last?
Expected Lifespan of a Metal Roof
When it comes to the lifespan of traditional roofing materials, metals are unrivaled in their longevity. In fact, the majority of metal roofs can often last 50 to 100 years with the proper care and maintenance. Bear in mind, the ultimate lifespan of your metal roof will also depend on which material it’s made of. Copper ranks the highest, at 100 years, while steel ranks an average of 40 years. Still, compare this to traditional asphalt shingles, which only last between 10 and 20 years.
What Makes Metal Roofs Last So Long?
- Metal roofs handle temperature fluctuations like a pro. All materials experience slight contraction and expansion from hot to cold, but metal panels are more flexible and therefore less prone to damage from these changes. They also have a higher impact resistance and strong moisture barrier – meaning rain, hail, and snow are no problem.
- Live in an area with a lot of sunshine? Metal roofs are not susceptible to cracking and crumbling when exposed to high UV rays like asphalt shingles are.
- No need to worry about creepy crawleys munching on your metal roof. Termites have no interest in eating metal panels, so your roof is far less exposed to the possibility of bugs challenging it’s structural integrity.
How To Ensure Your Metal Roofs Lifespan
Ensuring the longevity of your metal roof is easy! All it takes is a little proper care and maintenance, Metal roofs should be cleaned at least once per year, though we recommend after the change of each season. Seams should also be inspected at least once per year so that areas which require new or more sealant can be addressed before damage is able to occur.
Are you interested in having a roof that is durable, eco-friendly, low maintenance, AND long lasting? Get in touch with our expert team today. We will be happy to answer any of your questions at email@example.com or 1.855.838.9393.