Residential metal roofs are also popular because of their durability in harsh weather and environments. Metal roofs allow rain to run right off of it instead of being absorbed which will help prevent algae and mold growth. It’s also ideal in winter if you live in an area that’s prone to ice and snow because it’s easier for it to slide off. Metal roofs are also great during sunny conditions. Metal roofs reflect the sun’s rays and help keep your house cooler and reduce your cooling costs by 10 to 25%. Metal roofs are durable and can handle the weather in the most difficult locations in Texas and the rest of the U.S.
Residential metal roofs are ideal in normal weather conditions and are also highly durable and resistant in extreme weather conditions. Hail storms can produce large sized hail that can go through an asphalt shingle or crack a roof tile but will only dent a metal roof. It’s harder for hail to penetrate a metal roof and cause a leak. It can also stand up well to high winds (over a 120mph) during a thunderstorm, tornado, or hurricane. FEMA, Federal Emergency Management Agency, recommends metal roofs for hurricane or tornado prone areas because they are more stable in a storm than any other roofing material. Metal roofs are composed of long interlocking panels that are screwed directly into the deck and withstand uplift in high winds. FEMA also recommends metal roofing if you live in an area prone to wildfires.
Metal roofing has a Class A fire rating and is non-combustible. A fire-resistant underlayment will add an extra layer of protection. You should have your roof inspected if you do experience a strong storm or extreme harsh weather conditions. Metal roofs require minimal maintenance and repairs but doing so will increase your roof’s longevity.