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How Metal Roofing Became So Popular for Residential Application

Metal roof popularity

For now, it seems nothing will ever beat out asphalt shingles as far as the most commonly requested roofing material. What is surprising though, is just how much popularity metal roofing has gained within the past decade, especially the last few years.

This surge in popularity isn't much of shock to the average roofing contractor that is already keenly aware of the benefits of this style of roofing system. Metal roofing is far from anything new on the market or even for use on residential property.

However, it seems only a few years ago, its primary use was for utilitarian structures like sheds, not the main focal point of the property - your home. Yet, as savvy consumers and wise homeowners became aware of the benefits of metal roofing, the demand for more diverse use grew.

What Makes Metal Perfect for Your Residential Roofing

First of all, metal roofing was once not just strictly utilitarian, it was no-frills and functional in appearance, at best. Who really cared about what the roof of a shed looked like in the grand scheme of things?

Obviously, over time, to make the transition from the storage shed to the main house, the look had to improve. The options for the visual aesthetics of metal roofing, now more than ever before, is diverse, expansive, and attractive.

So why would you benefit from having a metal roof?

  • For one thing, the lifespan of a metal roofing system far surpasses asphalt shingles. While shingles still get a respectable 20 years or so, metal can double, triple, and sometimes quadruple that! Imagine a lifespan of 40-70 years or more.
  • Metal roofing is a green, or Eco-friendly, alternative. First of all, most metal rooftops are made from at least a quarter scrap metal. Plus, because metal can be installed over existing shingles, it reduces the debris and waste that ends up in the landfill.
  • Metal roofing is also more energy-efficient. That means you'll save money on your utility costs. Side bonus: better energy-efficiency also means even more environmentally responsible points!

Keep in mind, it does cost more upfront and some people don't love the noise factor. However, mostly, metal roofing just makes better sense.

For more advice or to get started with your Fort Worth roofing contractor, give Lighthouse Residential Roofing, LLC a call.