3 Reasons Why a Metal Roof Takes Your Home to the Top

If you love your Athens-area home and plan to live in it a long time, you want it to look great year in, year out. A metal roof on your home is not only eye-catching, it can add value to your home, boost energy efficiency and outlast just about every other part of your home.

Curb Appeal

Today’s beautiful standing seam roofing comes in a variety of colors and finishes, so your home can radiate the pride and love you feel. Metal roofing on residences has become more popular in recent years, but is still distinctive enough to help your home stand out among the neighbors. This translates into great curb appeal.

The experts at Angie’s List note that metal roofs are not only highly valued for their resale value, but“homes renovated with standing-seam metal roofing recoup on average 85.9 percent of costs nationally.” More, Angie’s List notes that gains in resale value for homes in eastern states, such as Alabama, are six percent over homes topped with asphalt shingles.

Energy Efficiency

While your optimal energy efficiency comes from combining good attic insulation with durable standing seam roofing, a metal roof can really help lower cooling bills in hot climates like Alabama’s. Oak Ridge National Laboratories and the Metal Roofing Alliance point to energy savings from using reflective metal roofing that also provides high emissivity (re-radiating absorbed heat).

Metal roofing and good insulation combine to provide your family with cooler summers and warmer winters, at lower cost than with other roofing materials.

Longevity

Well-made, properly installed standing seam roofing can outlast three successive shingle roofs. In fact, a metal roof can often outlast the homeowners and many other parts of the house itself. Typical life spans of 50+ years are common, but do not take our word for it. The talented folks at DoItYourself.com point out that insurance certificates on standing metal seam roofing are usually written for 50 year expected life.

When deciding to replace your fiberglass-asphalt shingle roof, think about this: beautiful, reflective standing seam roofing could be the last roofing you will ever have to buy, even if you plan to live five decades in your Athens-area home.
Yellowhammer Roofing has years of expertise in installing metal roofing for residential use. Please contact us today to learn what other benefits you can enjoy by choosing a durable, energy-saving and attractive metal roof for your Athens-area home.

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