Perks of a Metal Shingle Roof
A Metal Shingle Roof Offers More
Throughout history roofing has undergone a variety of changes. Thatched roofs, stone roofing, wood roofs, and currently we are seeing an increase in metal and rubber roofing. The reason: these products last longer, protect better, and ultimately make your home safer and more valuable. One technology that has undergone a huge improvement in the last 10 years is the metal shingle roof.
Here at Beartooth Metal Roofing, we serve the area around Billings, Montana for all metal and seamless gutter needs. Here’s what we have found to be the biggest perks of having a metal shingle roof.
Metal Shingles Offer Weight Reduction
If you have ever lifted a bundle of asphalt shingles, you know that they’re really heavy. All that weight can put pressure on your home’s “bones.” While one roof isn’t a big deal, your house was designed to support that weight, many roofers cut costs by layering the shingles. Two layers of asphalt shingles on top of your house could lead to more problems.
Metal shingles gain their strength from their formation. The result is that you get equal, or better, protection, with less weight on top of your home. Side perk: it costs less and uses less energy to transport the metal shingles.
Metal Shingles Provide Wind Resistance
Asphalt shingles rely on a glue-like substance to hold them down. Over time that sticky aspect can break down and all wind and water to push up underneath them. A big enough windstorm, and you can see shingles literally flying off your roof.
A metal shingle roof eliminates this problem by interlocking the metal. Each shingle is locked in place connecting to the one nearby. They’re secured with fasteners to the roof deck, and to each other to provide superior wind resistance.
Metal Shingles Increase Energy Efficiency
Many roofing materials will absorb the sunlight and UV rays. This causes them to heat up immensely; often that heat is transferred into the attic space of the home.
A metal shingle roof eliminates this problem in two ways. First, the coatings on the metal are heat and sun reflective. Instead of absorbing the sun’s rays, it sends them back off into space. Secondly, the integral air space, called thermal breaks, acts as a buffer between the metal shingle and the roof deck. Less heat transfer means your home stays cooler and you run the AC less in the summer. Here’s a report that breaks down the attic temperatures with different roofs.
Metal Shingles Can Mimic Other Materials
Many homes look great with their slate roofs, tile roofs, or cedar shake roofs. But when people think of metal, they often imagine standing seam. That’s true, metal roofing is often standing seam as those are the easiest to put on and offer amazing strength and protection.
But you don’t have to sacrifice your beauty when you put on a metal shingle roof. These products can be designed in order to mimic other roofing materials. You like the look of cedar shakes? We can do a metal roof that looks like a cedar shake roof. You have a hacienda style home? We can do metal that looks just like clay tiles.
Beartooth Metal Roofing from Billings, Montana
We offer metal roofing because we understand the quality, durability, longevity, and beauty. If you’re ready to upgrade your home, put a work of art on top of the structure, increase the value of your home, and decrease your energy consumption, give us a call at 406-839-0084 and we can get you a quote.