A couple weeks ago, we started a new blog series that includes helpful information about the 6 most popular roof materials. The first article was all about the most popular roof material – asphalt. You can check that out here. Then, with the second article, we turned our focus to clay and concrete tiles. These materials are quickly gaining prominence throughout Southern California – find plenty of detailed information about them here.
Now let’s pivot to today’s roof material: metal.
Extreme weather? Go with metal.
Metal is one of the most popular roof materials in the U.S. It’s an excellent choice for homes and commercial properties here in Southern California because it’s extremely resistant to all weather conditions. Sun mercilessly beating down? No problem. High winds? No biggie.
Metal roofs are available in two formats – panels and shingles. They can be made of aluminum, copper, stainless steel, and zinc.
The green choice
Another advantage of metal roofs is that they’re recyclable. This feature is especially appealing to those who are eco-conscious. A metal roof is also an ideal option for anyone who plans to harvest rainwater on their property.
Are metal roofs stylish?
Metal roofs don’t look robotic or cold – they’re available in many different styles. Metal roofs look great on many kinds of homes – bungalows, cabins, contemporary, cottage-style homes, and many more. They also require very little maintenance, and will continue functioning well and looking fantastic for decades to come.
Drawbacks of metal roofs
However, while metal roofs have many appealing features, they also have some drawbacks. For example, metal roofing is relatively expensive when compared to other roof materials like asphalt. Additionally, metal roofs don’t last as long as some other roof materials. They usually last between 40-75 years. Though many people find their metal roofs last for as long as they own their home – and perhaps even for the rest of their lives!
Want to know more?
Guardian Roofs is here to meet all your roof needs. Call (714) 633-3619 to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate with one of our top roof experts. They’ll be happy to come to your home, evaluate the condition of your current roof, and give you expert recommendations. Guardian Roofs has been in the roof business for over 36 years, so you can always trust that our advice is backed by solid experience and industry knowledge.
If you decide to go with metal roofing, you can be confident that we only sell the highest quality metal roofs from top manufacturers like Boral Roofing, Eagle Roofing Products, and Owens Corning. Plus our roofers always meticulously install roofs so they offer the most protection for your home.
Give us a call today at (714) 633-3619! We’re Southern California’s most respected roof experts.