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Metal roofing is a popular alternative to traditional asphalt shingles. This alternative is popular for many reasons including its long life and its eco friendly status. Some metal roofs can contain nearly 90 percent recycled material. There are many benefits to installing a metal roof, but it is important to be aware of both the benefits and negatives of choosing this nontraditional roofing material. Urbana roofers can provide homeowners with all the information they need to make the right decision regarding roofing material.

The benefits of a metal roof are numerous. Homeowners can choose between several types of metal depending upon budget. Metal roofs can be made of tin, steel, copper, aluminum or zinc. Some of these, such as copper, are more expensive than other types of roofing materials. However, metal roofs may last up to three times longer than a traditional shingled roof, and so a calculation of return on investment must performed when considering a metal roof. Metal roofs can also withstand severe weather better than many traditional roofs can because there are no loose parts, and there is no space for leakages into the home.

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Rain and snow roll off a metal roof instead of sitting on top, which is great for areas with harsh winters.

There are also disadvantages to metal roofs that homeowners should keep in mind. The price of some types of metal may be outside the budget of customers who need an immediate roof replacement, for instance. Metal roofs may also produce a lot of noise during heavy rain or hailstorms, and hail may dent the roof. These dents should not make a difference in the efficiency of the roof, but these cosmetic imperfections may be bothersome to some homeowners. Metal roofs may also be scratched or dented either during installation, inspection or maintenance, so it is important to make sure a reputable company with experience in this type of material is chosen to do the job.

Maintaining the aesthetic quality of a metal roof can be fixed with a coat of paint. Metal roofs can also be more difficult to repair because, unlike a shingled roof, the homeowner would have to replace an entire damaged panel rather than patching a few shingles. It is also possible that the homeowner would not be able to match the color of the replacement panel to his or her roof; however, this is also a possibility with shingled roofs, and it can be fixed with a coat of paint.

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