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Roofing is, arguably, the most important part of your New Westminster property, it acts as a deterrent of the outside weather, which is its main function. However, that is not the only benefit that good metal roofing can provide. There are many advantages or disadvantages, depending on the type of roofing. Whether you need to replace your old roof, or maybe install a new roof on a new structure, not many roofing options will be as good as metal roofing. One of the most popular roofing styles in the last few decades, metal roofing comes in many variations of metal, including aluminium, copper, steel and zinc. Metal roofing offers many pros over other types of roofing, though there are also some cons to take into account. As with most other aspects of home improvement, choosing you’re the roof for your New Westminster home must be a conscious well-informed decision, aided by the help of professional New Westminster roofing contractors. Below are some of the pros and cons of metal roofing.
PROS AND CONS
Metal roofs have got many advantages over other types of roofing. For example, safety is usually superior with metal roofing since it prevents your New Westminster roof from catching fire in the case of a lightning strike or a wildfire. When talking about energy efficiency, metal roofing is a great choice too. As metal is a great material to reflect sunlight and solar radiant heat, this can translate in savings of almost 30% in cooling costs overall, obviously depending on your location, the weather, and your type of home. Also, metal roofing is very eco-friendly, since most of the material used in its construction can originate from recycling and, when removed, can be recycled yet again. However, the best advantage of metal roofing comes in the form of its durability and sturdiness. Metal roofs can last for over 60 years, and they can withstand heavy winds, impacts, and may not even require that much maintenance overall. On the downside, metal roofing can cost up to two or three times as much as other roofs. Also, there is the fact that metal roofs can be quite noisy. Depending on where in New Westminster you live, tree branches, birds, even the rain can turn your New Westminster home into a noisy mess. On top of this, there is the fact that metal roofing can be prone to denting, and that, if in the future some part of it needs to be replaced, it can prove difficult to get the same colour for your metal roof. Finally, if the installation is not properly done, water can accumulate somewhere in the structure and cause serious damage. This is why, when thinking about a new metal roof always use a professional New Westminster contractor like Big Guns Roofing with a proven track record in roofing, siding and exterior works.
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