Let's take a look at some of the pros and cons of installing a metal roof in Houston, Texas. This will help you make an educated decision about whether or not a metal roof is right for your particular situation.
- It's lightweight usually only weighing from 100 to 150 pounds per square inch.
- It's easy to install. Metal roofing sheets come in 12- to 36-inch panels making them much quicker to install than other materials.
- It's energy-efficient. Metal reflects the heat from the sun resulting in your home using less energy during the summer months.
- Metal roofing has a 50+ year life expectancy.
- Metal roofing materials come in a wide variety of styles making it easier to match any given home's look.
- Metal roofing panels use interlocking panels which results in maximum wind resistance.
- Metal roofing is fire resistant.
- Metal roofing is expensive with prices that range from $300 to $600 per square foot. However, this is an upfront cost that will pay for itself in the long run because your roofing won't need to be replaced as often as other roofing products.
- Some find metal roofing a bit noisier than other roofing materials. However, this noise can be minimized by having it installed using a structural barrier that reduces exterior sounds. This is done by installing the metal roof over insulation or a plywood sheathing.
- Metal roofing material expands and contracts; therefore, if not installed properly using fasteners that allow the metal to expand and contract with it, the panels will loosen resulting in a damaged roof.
- Metal roofs will dent more easily than other roofing materials. That makes walking on them more difficult. Additionally, a metal roof is significantly more slick than other roofing material which could be dangerous.
- If you must have a repair done on a metal roof or you add an addition on to your home, it's very difficult, if not impossible, to find an exact material match.
- If your metal roof isn't installed by a reputable roofing contractor in Houston that knows how to properly install a metal roof, that could result in premature repairs and/or replacements. For example, if water accumulates on the roof because it wasn't properly installed or if low-grade, thinner metals were used, either of these issues could reduce the life expectancy of your roof. It will also result in you having to spend money you wouldn't otherwise have to had to spend on repairs.
- If your metal roof is installed using thin, low-grade metal, it could easily be damaged by hail, falling debris, falling tree branches, etc. When this happens the damage done to your metal roof could result in it rusting and needing to be replaced sooner rather than later.
If you need metal roofing Houston Texas has it. Contact Us today to schedule an inspection. We have a team of metal roofing experts ready and waiting to show you just how easy and cost-effective a new metal roof in Houston, TX can be.