Metal roofs have many benefits for your home, but like any roofing material, there are some drawbacks. Here are some of the benefits of having a metal roof installed on your home or office, so you can make an informed decision when you’re choosing your roof replacement material.

  • They last longer than the average asphalt shingle roof. Most metal roofs can last anywhere from 40 to 70 years. That seems like a big gap, but it mainly depends on the quality of the metal materials used and the maintenance to keep it protecting your home from water damage.

  • The quality in high winds is great! Some metal roofs can handle winds of up to 140 miles per hour, about that of an F2 tornado. While we do have tornadoes in Northern Colorado, they aren’t as common as in the mid-west and the South. The highest grade of shingle roofs have a rating of up to 150 MPH, while the lowest have a wind rating of up to 90 MPH.

  • Metal roofs are not flammable with fires or lightning strikes.

  • They are eco-friendly because they tend to be made from recycled materials (between 25-90%) and can are 100% recyclable when your roof is replaced in the future.

  • Metal roofs help reduce the amount of heat that penetrates your home, meaning you will save money on your home cooling costs.

When choosing the materials talk to the roof replacement company to find out what they provide. Not all roofing companies use the same materials. One may specialize in shingles only, another might offer only metal roofs and still another might do any kind of roof material you choose. Call us at Schroeder Roofing, serving all of Northern Colorado, including Fort Collins and Loveland, for an estimate. 970-224-3330