5 Advantages of Metal Roofs

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If your roof needs replacement, metal roofs are an excellent investment. Metal roofing is long-lasting, requires minimal maintenance, and incredibly energy efficient. Oh, and did we mention that metal roofs are environmentally friendly, to boot?

Here are the top five advantages of metal roofs.


Properly installed, metal roofs typically last 50 years or more, with little to no maintenance. Also, they often come with manufacturer’s warranties up to their anticipated lifespans, depending on the material (e.g., tin, zinc, copper, aluminum, etc.). Put into perspective: traditional asphalt shingles require replacement every 15 to 20 years. The only material with a longer lifespan than metal is tile.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is an inherent quality of metal roofs. Metal is more effective at reflecting solar radiation than asphalt, especially darker shingles, which tends to absorb heat. This can help regulate interior temperatures and subsequently reduce heating/cooling costs. Use the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Roof Savings Calculator (RSC) to predict annual energy savings. Metal is also compatible with solar panels.

Return on Investment

According to the annual Cost vs. Value Report, the average cost for installing 3,000 square feet of asphalt shingles is $21,614, while metal roofing costs $36,577 to install. However, the same report shows a 65.6% and 60.1%, respectively, return on investment (ROI). Metal does not need to be maintained nearly as often as other, traditional roofing materials, either which can yield savings.

Environmentally Friendly

According to the Metal Roofing Alliance, metal roofs are considered a sustainable option, because they consist of at least 25 percent recycled materials and are 100 percent recyclable themselves. The longevity of metal roofs, along with the potential for them to be installed directly over decaying roofing materials, reduces the need to use landfills to dispose of roofing material waste.

Wide Variety of Styles Available

Metal roofs are available in a wide range of rust-proof materials, styles, and finishes. You can even order metal roofing to look like asphalt, tile, or cedar. Metallic finishes, oven-baked enamels, and granular-coated surfaces can increase a metal roof’s solar reflectance and thermal emittance as well. That is according to the U.S Department of Energy. You can design a metal roof to compliment any home’s architectural design.

With more than sixteen years of experience, Jenesis Roofing, Inc. is the contractor to call for all your roofing needs. We specialize exclusively in servicing, repairing, re-roofing, and installing metal roofs and other roofing materials for residents throughout Denver and the surrounding communities. We also install gutters, pavers, and attic ventilation systems. Contact us at (303) 789-1505 for more information about our services.

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