The Benefits of a Metal Roof

Posted on: May 23, 2014 by in Metal Roofing
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Metal Roofing in Colorado

A high quality metal roof is the best choice for your Colorado home or business.

We’re all aware of how common metal roofs are in the Steamboat Springs area, but you might not know what it is exactly that makes these roofs so popular.

From how long a metal roof will last to the benefits to the environment, there is really a long list of reasons to choose a metal roof for your next roofing project.

Plus, at Wilson Roofing Division in Steamboat Springs we are able to custom fabricate all of the metal for your roof, from the flashing to seamless gutters and custom cut sheets of metal so there are no seams on your roof.

As always, call Wilson Roofing Division for all of your roofing needs at (970) 871-0442.

But to help you understand and make the best decision for your Steamboat Springs roof, here are the benefits of metal roofs:

  • Longevity
A big reason to choose a metal roof is the long lifespan of metal. Metal roofing meant to last a lifetime with copper metal roofs and galvanized metal roofs still functioning on homes built over 100 years ago. A metal roof is expected to last 3-4 times longer than an asphalt roof, which means a higher resale value for your home and fewer worries while living in your home.
  • Energy Efficiency
Windows and doors are the first areas most homeowners think of when it comes to energy efficiency in their home, but your attic is responsible for 45% of all energy transfer in your home. So that’s why you want to have an Energy Star Rated Roof. Metal Roofing typically uses infrared reflecting paint pigments to keep your home cooler in the summer and a variety of attic insulating options to keep it warmer in the winter. According to the EPA, low-reflectance roof surfaces like asphalt shingles and most tiles reach temperatures of 150 to 190°F during hot weather, which means higher utility bills to keep your home cool in the summer. Highly reflective metal roofs that also insulate the attic area can stay up to 70 degrees cooler than those traditional, non-reflective roofs during hot summer weather.
  • Resistant To Wind 
We all know the wind can blow in Steamboat Springs, and that’s why it’s important to have a roof that can withstand the elements. Standing seam metal roofs are typically designed to withstand winds up to 160 mph! Unlike asphalt roofs that can loose shingle in moderate winds, metal roofing panels interlock across the entire roof to prevent damage to any and all portions of the roof.
  • It Looks Good 
Remember, your roof is a big part of your curb appeal. A metal roof will typically maintain it’s color and appeal, along with it’s usefulness, so you don’t have to worry about it. Metal roofing comes in many different styles and colors to fit any style of home. For example, metal tile roofs can give you an old world look of terracotta, metal slate roofing gives you the elegant and timeless look of slate for a lot less money, and standing seam metal is perfect for historic, contemporary and traditional homes.
  • Be Green
Metal roofing is ecologically and environmentally friendly. Metal roofing consists of 20-40% recycled content and at the end of its very, very long lifespan is 100% recyclable. Every year, 13 billion pounds of petroleum-based asphalt shingles are put into landfills. That is just sad. And another thing…because metal roofing is five times lighter than asphalt, it can be installed over an existing layer of shingles, without adding weight and stress to your home’s structure. This not only helps save the environment but it also helps homeowners save time and money.


Contact us at Wilson Roofing Division today so we can help you with all of your roofing needs.