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Why Metal Roofing Is a Smart Choice in Austin

Why Metal Roofing Is a Smart Choice in Austin, roofing contractor austinThere are many positive reasons for choosing a metal roofing system in Central Texas. One big reason is that the climate is favorable for taking advantage of metal’s many superior qualities over other roofing materials. Once installed, metal roofing can add beauty, integrity, and value to a home or business.

Why Metal Roofing Is a Smart Choice in Austin

Are Metal Roofs Costly?

The most popular material for Texas roofing continues to be asphalt shingles. Although asphalt shingles are cheaper to purchase and install, their longevity will be much shorter than a metal roofing system’s life. Even if you are lucky enough to obtain an asphalt shingled roof’s maximum lifespan, you will have to replace it, perhaps several times, before a metal roof will need replacement. Therefore, the initial cost of metal roofing will be balanced out by its much higher lifespan. A metal roof can easily last 50 years or more. Depending on their quality, asphalt shingles can last 10 to 25 years. Asphalt shingles also require more maintenance over their lifespan, which increases their expenses. Metal roofing repair is minimal or nonexistent over its lifespan.

Do Metal Roofs Make the Interior Hot?

Modern metal roofing materials do not contribute to heat within the interior of a structure any more than other roofing materials do. Today’s technology has even produced metal roofing that reflects heat away from the roof before it can enter the interior structure. Darker colors of any roof material tend to absorb and retain heat more than lighter colors. Since the color choices for metal roofing are virtually endless, you can choose a lighter color if you want to maximize the roof’s reflective qualities.

Are Metal Roofs Noisy During Storms?

Noise from rain and hail are not excessive on metal roofing. When properly installed, metal roofs can often be quieter than other types of roofs. Metal roofs can also weather storms much better than different roof types. Heavy hail can severely damage asphalt shingles, wood shingles and shakes, and clay or concrete tiles. High winds can lift and tear loose shingles. High winds have little effect on metal roofing. The worst that large hail is likely to do is dent the metal without causing any problem with the roof’s integrity.

Can Any Roofer Install Metal Roofing?

Installation of metal roofing requires specific methods and equipment. Only knowledgeable and experienced roofers should install your metal roofing system. Check the qualifications of all potential roofers carefully and thoroughly. Before hiring a roofer to install metal roofing, research the many styles and design options available. Choose your preferred color. Familiarize yourself as much as possible with the metal roofing industry. Your professional roofer can provide you with better advice when he is fully aware of your desires and expectations. After your new roof is installed, have an annual roof inspection performed to preserve your roof and protect your investment.

Alpha Is the Contractor for Commercial and Residential Roofing Austin TX Customers Trust

Based in Round Rock, Alpha Roofing serves residential and commercial customers throughout Central Texas. We install metal roofs, asphalt shingles, flat roofs, skylights, and flashing, and we repair flashing, chimneys, and roofs. We also offer free roof inspections, economical maintenance plans, and metal fabrication. We are known for our attention to detail, exceptional craftsmanship, professional service, and competitive rates. Call 512-777-1086 to ask us to prepare a free quote for you or send us the details by completing our request form online.