As you drive through your neighborhood, you see different kinds of roofing materials. You might catch a glimpse of the bright reflection of a granulated metal roof and wonder if it might be right for your house. With the ease of installation, weather resistance, energy efficiency, and longevity, granulated metal roofing could be the best choice for your Denver home.
1. Ease of Installation
When you think about roofing, you often imagine single shingles that have to be placed one by one. This is not true of granulated metal roofing. The panels are designed to range in length from 12-36 inches. These panels are easier and quicker to install than most types of wood shingles, which decreases the time for installation quite a bit.
2. Resistance to Denver Weather
Colorado weather can be absolutely brutal for a roof. You need something that is still going to be good-looking and functional once the winter snow and the spring rain are over. Granulated metal roofing is so strong and durable that it can withstand just about anything, from a 24” drop of snow to gale-force winds.
3. Heat Resistance of Metal Roofing
The last thing people want is a roof that makes their homes that much hotter in the summer. Certain materials can absorb the sun’s heat and force your air conditioner to work that much harder to keep the home cool. When you have a granulated metal roof, it reflects the sun instead of passing the heat into the home. This could save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars over the life of the roof.
4. Life Expectancy of Metal Roofing
You know that granulated metal roofing may be more expensive than other roofing materials, and here’s why. With correct installation of the metal panels, the roof will last pretty much forever. You could pass the home and its roof on to your children, or possibly your grandchildren.
5. Metal Roofing is Low Weight
When you think of metal, you might imagine how heavy it is. However, granulated metal is much lighter than you may expect. It is far lighter in weight than roofing made from ceramic tiles or cement. One hundred square feet of metal roofing weighs about 125 lbs, compared to a surprising 900-1,200 lbs for ceramic tile. The lower weight puts less pressure on the exterior of your home, increasing the home’s overall durability and longevity.
When you consider replacing your roof, you want to be sure that the material you choose will keep up with your home, make it easy for you to maintain it, block out the rain, snow, and heat, and last for a long time. If you are ready to see what granulated metal roofing can do for your Denver home, contact us for a free roofing installation estimate.