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Why Install a Metal Roof in Ohio And Pennsylvania

Posted by Justin Hornbeck on June 17, 2022

Roof Replacement Options Involve More Than Just Color

If last year’s storm season caused you to consider a roof replacement this summer, you might be considering metal roofing for your home. Or, maybe you’re considering buying a home with a metal roof.

Metal roofing is appealing to many homeowners because of its longevity. A metal roof will last between 40 and 70 years. To compare, shingle roofs are only covered under warranty for about 20-25 years.

Not only do metal roofs last a long time, but they are also known to be energy efficient and require minimal maintenance.

If you’re looking to install metal roofing on your home this summer, or if you’re looking at a home with a metal roof, it’s important to have a basic knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of metal roofing so you can make the best decision for your home.

Reasons to Consider Metal Roofing

Infographic comparison of metal roof vs shingle roof
So many common roof repairs can be avoided with metal roofing. Even though you can sometimes extend the life of your shingle roof, your asphalt roof is still going to sustain damage in Ohio and Pennsylvania due to repeated wear and tear caused by the weather.

Shingle roofs in Ohio and Pennsylvania are also susceptible to mold and mildew growth due to summer humidity levels. Plus, they can become vulnerable to pest infections through roof damage.

Metal roofing can prevent many of the problems associated with shingle roofs, while also providing other benefits.

Advantages of Metal Roofing

According to The Spruce, metal roofs can have many benefits.
Here are some of the advantages of metal roofs as notated by State Farm.:

  • Longevity -Metal roofs can last 40-70 years, depending on the material used
  • Durability - Some metal roofs can sustain winds up to 140 miles per hour.
  • No Costly Maintenance - metal roofs don't need the same maintenance that other roofing materials often require. (Be sure that your roof is inspected periodically to ensure there are no repairs needed)
  • Energy efficiency - because metal roofing will reflect UV rays from the sun, it can result in a reduction in cooling costs.

Disadvantages of Metal Roofing

Despite their many advantages, metal roofs have some potential drawbacks. Here are some reported disadvantages of metal roofs as outlined by State Farm Insurance:

  • Affordability - Metal roofing can cost up to 3X to install
  • Noisiness - Metal roofs may be more noisy during a storms
  • Expansion, contraction and fasteners on the roof can sometimes become dislodged as the roof expands.
  • Inconsistency of color match - if your roof requires a small repair, it can be difficult to match the color

Although metal roofing can be more expensive, if you are planning to remain in your home long term, it may still make sense. Since the roof can last up to 70 years, you may not need to replace your roof again in the future.
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Many of the disadvantages of metal roofing can be alleviated by choosing a quality contractor to install your metal roof.

As a matter of fact, our metal roof pricing can be comparable to an asphalt roof, depending on the materials you choose. Our metal roof materials are manufactured locally in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Hornbeck Kanga Roof is the perfect contractor for your Metal Roofing Needs in Ohio And Pennsylvania.

Homeowners like you can rest easy knowing your roof is backed by a 20 year no leak guarantee.

Our metal roofs come with a 40 year fastener warranty. And you’ll get a 10 year warranty on the labor.

Get an Estimate on your Metal Roof Today!