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5 Benefits of Steel Roofing

Published April 20th, 2023 by Energy Plus Home Improvements

Did you know that metal roofs can last 40 to 70 years? It's true! Metal roofing is one of the toughest types of roofing out there. 

That goes doubly so for steel roofing. While steel is not the strongest metal on Earth, it is the strongest metal roofing material. So the lifespan of a steel roof will reach that maximum of 70 years and beyond. 

And that's far from the only benefit of steel roofing. Read on to learn about five other benefits of this roofing. 

1. Recyclable 

Unfortunately, not all types of roofing are 100% recyclable. Metal roof options, however, are recyclable.

After you're done using your metal roof, roofers can send it to a recycling facility. The facility can then turn those metal roof materials into cars, bike racks, etc. 

You can even get metal roofing that manufacturers have made from recycled metal roofing. Check what materials your roofers will use to build your new roof. The materials' manufacturer should brag about using recycled materials on their site. 

2. Energy Efficiency 

Yes, steel roofs count as energy-efficient home improvements. Most of the sunlight that shines down on a steel roof gets reflected. The sun's heat bounces off along with the sunlight. 

As a result, the sun's heat won't penetrate your home. So your home will stay cooler during those hot summer months. You won't need to crank up the AC and have it eat up tons of energy. 

This benefits you in two major ways. You won't pay as much on your energy bill. You also won't put a lot of greenhouse gases into the air. 

3. Fire Resistance 

A lot of roofing options are not fireproof. For example, if a spark jumps from a nearby forest fire onto a wood shake roof, it's more likely to burst into flames. Certain roofing treatments can prevent this, but they can only do so much. 

Steel, on the other hand, won't burn in fires. Yes, intense heat can melt metal. However, most house fires don't reach the temperature necessary to melt steel. 

4. Durable  

Strong winds can pull many types of shingles off roofs. Most steel roofing options are resistant to the wind's strength. 

Also, hailstones and other weather debris can shatter certain shingles. Steel roofing will only get dents. While these will look unsightly, they shouldn't allow water to leak into your home. 

5. Looks Great 

Metal roofing manufacturers know how much homeowners want beautiful-looking homes. They design their metal panels to hook into each other so that they look seamless together. The resulting roof should look gorgeous. 

We Offer Steel Roofing 

With steel roofing, you will have peace of mind for decades. A steel roof will protect your home from all kinds of natural elements. It will also make your home more eco-friendly and energy-efficient than before. 

And speaking of energy efficiency, that's what we offer! Along with our energy-efficient roofing options, we also offer siding, windows, and more. 

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