Standing-seam metal roofs are seen on more and more on homes. Why? In the Virginia Beach area, many homeowners are finding that metal roofing is more reliable, durable, green, reduce energy costs, are easily maintained and metal roofs last longer. For these reasons and more, Virginians are changing the look of their homes by installing a metal roof in place of asphalt shingles.
- Metal roofs are low-maintenance. Asphalt shingles often fly off due to severe weather conditions and wear down more quickly. Asphalt shingle roofs need to be in the shoveled in harsh winters. Snow slides right off metal roofs. With a metal roof, homeowners do not have to worry about frequent roof maintenance projects.
- Metal is the most sustainable roofing material. Usually, if you decide to change from asphalt shingles to metal, the metal can be installed right on top of the shingles. This cuts down on the waste produced from your reroofing project. Metal roofing material is also easier to recycle.
- Metal roofs reduce energy costs. In the summer, homes stay cooler because metal roofs reflect sunlight, reducing the amount of heat transmitted into your home. In the winter, homes stay warmer because the inside heat is reflected back into the house from the underside of the roof.
- Metal roofing looks great! Metal roofs can significantly add to the curb appeal of a home and they come in a variety of colors.
If you’re considering a standing seam metal roof, or if you would like a free consultation to learn what type of roofing is right for your home and budget, contact SB Roofing.