For a long time, metal roofing was only ever associated with commercial buildings. However, over the last few years, we have seen an increase in popularity among residential customers who are looking for an attractive but durable roofing material for their home. Let’s take a look at why metal roofing is becoming a much more viable option for homeowners.
Combating Rot & Mold With Metal Roofing
We recently read a selection of case studies from residential properties that were experiencing a range of issues that had led them towards choosing metal roofing as the material for their roof replacements. One thing that the majority of them had in common was the presence of rot and/or mold in their current roof. In one of the examples, the property had a double layer of asphalt shingle, and three-quarter inch thick OSB roof decking. However, due to the limited amount of ventilation, there was severe rot and a growing cold problem in the roof decking caused by condensation.
The big issue here was ventilation, so that had to be addressed immediately. The shingle roof was replaced with high-quality metal roofing with the proper intake and exhaust ventilation to meet code requirements. It was also necessary to completely replace the damaged roof decking. When installed, the metal roof is lifted off the roof deck to create air gaps that will help avoid condensation.
Metal Roofing is Known as ‘Forever Roofing’
Another reason why metal roofing is becoming increasingly popular with residential property owners is that it is highly durable and has a long life span. It is sometimes referred to as forever roofing because it lasts so long. Metal roofs can last three times as long as asphalt shingle and can last for anything from 50 to 100 years! Metal roof materials are weatherproof and are highly unlikely to be negatively affected by snow, ice, sun, or rain.
Metal roofs are also resistant to mildew, fungus, and moss, which are known to be a significant issue for asphalt and wood shingles. If these grow on a roof, it is not only unsightly but also shortens the lifespan of the roof. Metal roofing is a particularly great choice if you happen to live in an area that would be more prone to moss growth, for example, if your property is close to a heavily wooded area. Another point worth considering if you do live in a wooded area Is that metal roof materials are going to help stop raccoons, rodents, and other wildlife gaining access to your attic space! Animals can often break away shingles to gain access, but metal roofs make this much more difficult to achieve.
Every smart building owner knows how much of a headache a leaky roof can be! A Kansas City Roofer will tell you, water damage, expensive repairs or replacement roofing is a major inconvenience! However, at SLV Roofing, we can solve your problems and alleviate your worries with the help of innovative commercial roofing systems from Conklin Roofing! We also provide residential roofing in partnership with Isaiah Industries.