Metal roofs aren’t just for commercial construction anymore. As homeowners’ demand for low-maintenance, durable roofing options grows, metal roofs have become an appealing alternative for residential projects.
In fact, 14% of the residential market was comprised of metal roofing in 2016. Now that number has nearly doubled, and as metal roofs continue to surge in popularity among homeowners, more textures, shapes, colors, and designs are being made available.
So what makes metal roofing such an appealing option for homeowners? Metal roofs can last 40-70 years, which is a significantly longer lifespan than more traditional options like asphalt shingles. They can also withstand certain extreme weather conditions, such as wildfires, lightning strikes, and wind gusts of up to 140 miles per hour.
Metal roofs can also lower energy bills by reflecting unwanted heat in the summer and increasing insulation during colder months. Plus, finishing a metal roof with a durable coating allows for an even wider variety of colors, textures, and design options.