When the time comes to install a new roof, many home and business owners want to ensure that they are investing in a high-quality product that will last for decades. With so many roofing materials available, why should property owners consider metal roofing?

The Benefits Provided By A Metal Roof

Metal has quickly become the second most popular roofing material in the United States for good reason. Here’s how homeowners benefit when a metal roof is installed.

Metal Roofing Has A Longer Lifespan Than Traditional Roofing Products

A traditional asphalt, wood, or tile roof is expected to last anywhere from 12-30 years before it needs to be replaced. When a metal roof is installed, the expected lifetime is 40-70 years, providing property owners with decades of peace of mind.

A Metal Roof Helps Make A Building More Energy Efficient

A metal roof helps to reflect UV rays that contribute to the radiant heat absorbed by a roof. Additionally, DECRA metal roofing is installed with an airspace between the material and the roof deck. This airspace keeps warm air circulating inside during the winter and can allow heated air to escape through vents in the summer months. Overall, buildings with metal roofs reduce heating and cooling costs.

The Most Durable Roofing Material Is Metal

One of the most amazing things about the United States is the incredible range of climates that can be enjoyed. Those who prefer a dry and hot climate can move to the desert, while individuals who adore snow and elevation can find a home in the mountains. There’s something for everyone.

Metal roofs are designed to withstand anything the elements can create. Decra roofing has:

  • Class A Fire Resistance Rating;
  • Class 4 Impact Resistance Rating against hail penetration;
  • Wind Warranty Up To 120 MPH;
  • Resistance to Freeze-Thaw tension and compression issues.

The durable nature of metal roofs is why it’s got superior longevity!

Do DECRA Roofs Need To Be Cleaned?

Over time, the accumulation of dirt, dust, and airborne pollutants could result in the need for roof cleaning to prevent the growth of algae and moss. Here are our tips for cleaning a metal roof:

  1. Always take all safety precautions possible, including the use of a fall prevention system when getting on the roof.
  2. Use only products that are approved for metal roofing and follow the instructions on the product for preparation and use.
  3.  Don’t use water pressure over 500 psi.

Be sure to shut off any cistern collection systems to avoid contamination.

Contact Us With Your Metal Roofing Questions

If you have questions about the product, how much to order, or how to install it, contact our team at info@railingaluminum.com. Our experienced team can assist you with your order.