Homeowners in Medford and throughout Oregon are making the switch from asphalt shingles to sleek metal panels by upgrading to metal roofs. This roofing option comes with a slight drawback of higher initial installation cost, but there are loads of customization options and the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. Most homeowners who make the switch to metal roofing realize that the long-term value more than makes up for the higher initial installation cost.
Metal Roofs Last a Lifetime
Even the best asphalt shingle roofs will last 20 to 25 years at most, and that’s under ideal conditions. During this lifespan, they will likely require occasional repairs, shingle replacements, and other maintenance that can significantly drive up the cost of ownership. By comparison, a professionally installed metal roof can last 75 to 100 years with minimal upkeep. As long as you make sure debris doesn’t linger on the roof for long, the roof will not corrode, and it will continue to protect your home for many years to come.
Metal Roofs Offer Energy Savings
Many people mistakenly assume that metal roofs will make a house hotter, but this is not the case. The heat absorption capabilities of a metal roof will indeed make it easier for the roof to absorb sunlight and warmth during the day, but this provides cooling during the summer by buffering the inside of the home from the heat outside. During the winter, the heat absorption creates a different type of buffer around the home, making it harder for outside temperatures to influence the interior temperature of the home.
Metal roofs require very minimal maintenance, and it’s possible to configure a metal roof to your specific aesthetic preferences. Dimensional shingles, shake-style shingles, and Spanish tiles are just a few of the available options. If you think a new metal roof could be a worthwhile addition to your home, contact Rogue Valley Roofing today for more information about our metal roof installation services.