Metal Roofing Systems
The right style of metal roofing will complement any home’s architecture, from Victorian to contemporary to Craftsman. This is because the metal can be coated with any color pigment or textured to resemble the striated grain of wood or the chiseled surface of slate. The arrangement of the sheets on the roof can also be completely customized. The options can provide style and have vertical slats, offset rows, small tiles, or large sheets to suit their preference.
Since metal roofing reflects a great deal of the sun’s energy, it can end up providing savings over the life of the roof in electricity and heating costs. For instance, a light-colored roof could save 20% in air conditioning expenses in summer. While the cost of the roofing itself is relatively high, similar to wood shake, the cost of installation may be significantly lower because it can be installed directly over an existing asphalt roof with no demolition. In some states, metal roofing reduces the cost of insurance. People concerned about environmental impact also prefer this type of roofing because it can be constructed from a high percentage of recycled material.