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Charlotte Roofing: Article About Pros and Cons Of Metal Roofs

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Metal roofs are one of the top choices for roofs in North America and are continuing to increase in popularity. The product may seem too sleek or modern for contemporary homes, but the versatility of the material has made it an accepted type of roof by Charlotte roofing professionals. When it's time to build a new residential roof, there are several pros and cons to metal for a home.

Metal roofs can be built out of three different types of metal, which includes copper, steel, and aluminum. Steel and aluminum are known to be more durable and will ultimately last longer than copper. If the structure is maintained well by the homeowners, it can easily last a minimum of 50 years before it needs to be replaced.

One of the benefits of metal roofs is that homeowners won't have to worry about the material suffering from rot or insect infestations. This can save a significant amount of time and money during the lifespan of the roof while protecting the inside property. The product will also not erode or fade with excessive sun exposure in warmer climates.

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There are also many different styles available with metal roofs, making it easy for homeowners to customize the design of roof that is built and allow it to blend in with the rest of the property. The material works for all different styles of homes and isn't just for modern properties.

Unfortunately, some homeowners with metal roofs can complain about the noise level of the structure. When it hails or rains, metal roofs can be extremely noisy until the stormy weather resumes. Some compare the sound to living inside of a drum, which can be irritating for those who prefer a quieter environment.

Metal roofs are also more expensive than asphalt shingles and cost an average of $3 to $15 per square foot, which would equate to $6,700 for a 1,700 square foot roof. The cost of installation also varies on the zip code of the property. The installation of the roof will also require that new insulation is installed, which can add to the price tag. Fortunately, metal is lightweight and doesn't require that reinforcements are used on the frame of the building.

Some homeowners also enjoy that metal roofs don't need as much maintenance or repairs as other types of roofing materials. They are extremely durable with rainfall, snow, fire, and high winds. It also won't be prone to blistering or curling compared to asphalt shingles. This makes it an ideal material to use in all climates.

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