Travel on any average neighborhood street and it's likely that most of the houses will have a traditional asphalt roof. Just because it's the most common choice doesn't necessarily mean it's the best choice. Don't be afraid to think outside the box by installing a metal roof on your home. This roof style can offer you a number of benefits that you may have overlooked.  

Good For The Environment

When it comes to the environment, once asphalt shingles are worn, there is little that can be done with them. Oftentimes, the shingles end up in a landfill somewhere only contributing to the pollution problems in many cities. Metal roof disposal is just the opposite. The materials used for a metal roof can be recycled and used as for another roof or for some other purpose. However, the main takeaway is that the roofing materials don't end up in a landfill.

Increase Long-Term Home Value

Installing a new asphalt roof will yield an increase in the value of a home; however, this benefit is often short-lived. The reason for this is the fact that the average lifespan of an asphalt roof is around 20 years. On the other hand, a metal roof can last for more than 50 years. The longer a roof lasts, the longer it will have a positive effect on the value of a home.

Keep Your Home Comfortable

Metal roofs do a great job at insulating a home. The greater the level of insulation, the less of an effect the outside air temperature will have on the temperature inside your home. In addition to keeping your home more comfortable, this will ultimately result in a reduced dependence on your air conditioning and heating system. The less you have to rely on these systems, the lower your energy use will be and the more money you will save.

Reduce Maintenance Costs

Compared to an asphalt roof, metal roofs don't require as much in the area of repairs. Asphalt basically starts to break down as soon as it's installed, with sun and other element exposure only intensifying this process. This leads to a need for frequent repairs to replace damaged shingles and prevent water leaks. Metal roofs simply don't break down and can go for a considerable length of time without the need for a repair.  

If it's time to update your roof, make sure you aren't overlooking a metal roof and the advantages it can bring to your home. Contact Classic Windows and Roofing if you'd like more information.