At the turn of the millennium, sheet metals held a measly 3.1% market share in residential roofing. This number jumped to a solid 14% in little over a decade. This increase has been attributed by experts to the growing recognition that metal roofing has earned as a comparatively cheap, highly durable and energy-efficient alternative to traditional asphalt shingles and expensive ceramic tiles. Still, many homeowners are on the fence about metal roofs, primarily because of a widespread belief that sheet metal and the intense Texas heat simply do not mix.
Let our roofing professionals at Quality Assurance Roofing shed some light on a few of the myths surrounding metal roofs and show you just how useful and practical this material can be even under arid and semi-arid conditions.
A Worthy Investment
Sheet metal would always be more cost-effective than ceramic tiles; however, they are not always cheaper than asphalt shingles. A roofing contractor will typically need specialized training and equipment to handle metal roof installations. This drives labor costs higher than other roofing materials, and it’s one of the reasons homeowners are still uncertain about getting a metal roof replacement. However, considering the amount of money you save due to increased energy efficiency throughout their long lifespan, metal roofs remain a worthwhile investment for any home.
Metal Roofs and Heat
The biggest myths that turn people off with metal roofing is the idea that, because metals are conductors, they would be hotter than any other roofing material. In reality, metal roofs often come with a reflective coating that reflects radiant heat away from your assembly and back into the environment, leaving your home much cooler.
At Quality Assurance Roofing, we are your leading provider of residential and commercial roofing systems as well as emergency storm damage repairs. Give us a call at (281) 392-5570, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation and get a free quote today. We serve homeowners in Houston, TX.