While nothing lasts forever, some choices can span a lifetime. Or even a little more if you consider metal roofing. Just take a look at some of the roofs atop cathedrals and castles in Europe! If priorities for your roof include longevity, durability, and sustainability, then a metal roof should be your top choice! But just how long will that metal roof last?
General Lifespan Of A Metal Roof
When it comes to longevity, metal roofs are unrivaled. While asphalt shingles may make it up to 20 years, a metal roof can last 50, 70, even 100+ years with proper installation and care. This is because metal roofs are able to withstand strong winds, heavy rain, high impacts, and are even fire resistant. And when you eventually do need to replace them, they are 100% recyclable. So the circle of life continues!
What Makes Metal Roofs So Durable?
Metal panels’ long lifespan make them the King of construction materials. But how are they able to last so long? Let’s see.
- For starters, metal panels are better able to withstand the slight contraction and expansion that comes with changing temperatures compared to other roofing materials.
- When exposed to the sun, they are not susceptible to cracking and crumbling like shingles.
- Thanks to their overlapping construction and protective sealant, metal roofs are far less likely to experience water damage.
- Metal roofs are unattractive to pests, such as termites. Making them far less exposed to outer factors that would challenge the roof’s integrity.
Ensure Your Metal Roof Stands The Test Of Time
Proper care and maintenance are the key to ensuring the longevity of your metal roof. Remember to clean your metal roof at least once per year, but ideally after the change of the seasons. This includes clearing gutters, drains, and sweeping other dirt or debris from the surface of the roof. Structural maintenance requires a little more effort, but is just as necessary. Have your roof inspected once per year to check for structural integrity, and keep an eye on panel seams so areas in need of new or additional sealant are attended to.
Are you ready to commit to a long lasting metal roof? Our qualified team of professionals would be happy to help you along the way! Contact us today at 519-451-7663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.