The Many Choices with New Home Construction

Consider A Metal Roof

The roof of your home is an integral structural part of the home and can be a very important aspect of the style of your home. Different parts of the country have different styles and materials that are commonly used in constructing a roof. If you are building a home, or need to re-roof your home, then you have a very important choice to make. You need to choose the material that will go on your roof. You can choose asphalt shingles, tile shingles, wood shingles, but another material that is often overlooked is metal. 

Cost Effective

When you look at the cost of materials that it takes to build a metal roof you may wonder why it is cheaper to install a metal roof. Well, the savings does not necessarily come from the materials that are being used. The savings come when the contractor puts the roof on your home. A metal roof is much easier and faster to install than a traditional asphalt shingle roof. This means that the contractor does not need to have as large a crew or spend as much time on your roof as with other roofs. You save money in labor costs. 


With a speedy install comes a lot of great benefits. The first as previously mentioned is you can save money on labor costs during the install. However, you will also enjoy many other benefits of a speedy install. If there is ever a natural disaster and your roof is structurally damaged, The metal roof can be removed to allow for a repair, but the metal can be re-attached and installed very quickly. The number of nails that are used on a metal roof is significantly lower than on an asphalt shingle roof as well. The fewer the nails in a roof the better.


A great aspect of metal roofs is they are recyclable. One of the neatest things about aluminum and steel is they are some of the only materials that do not lose any strength when they are recycled. So, it is possible to ensure that your roof is built from completely recycled metal, but if you ever need to replace your roof you can ensure that the metal on your current roof is also recycled. While being eco-friendly may not be on the top of your list of why to use metal for a roofing material, it is a nice feeling knowing you are reducing your carbon footprint. 

For more information, talk with a roofing company like Emmons Roofing & Siding LLC today.