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Metal roofs offer property owners several benefits like color choices and ease of installation. There are several kinds of metal that can be installed on a roof including copper, tin, aluminum and steel. Metal can be placed on a roof in panels or shingles. A popular style of metal roofs called standing seam is one of the most expensive types of roofs to install. Metal shingles are becoming increasingly popular because of their lower cost and less complicated installation methods.

Metal shingles, like those installed by Raleigh roofing professionals, are much stronger than the traditional asphalt shingles that homeowners are used to seeing on a roof. Asphalt roofing materials are made from organic materials that degrade over time. Some types of metal, like steel, can corrode, but the steel used for roofing is covered with a zinc coating that makes the metal resistant to corrosion.

Another benefit to using metal shingles on a roof is how easy they are to install. Shingles made of galvanized steel or other metal are fastened down with screws instead of nails. An impact gun or drill can be used to tighten down the screws instead of the typical hammer that is used on most asphalt roofs. The metal goes on quicker and easier, making the completion time a lot shorter than standard roof installations.

The expert roofers at Otto's Exteriors of Raleigh can assist you with any questions regarding metal roofing or shingle roofing.

Using metal shingles allows property owners the ability to customize their roof with any number of colors. Asphalt comes in a variety of colors, but the options are limited. Metal can be painted with light or dark colors to suit any aesthetic need. Lighter metal roofs are particularly helpful in warmer climates because they reflect the sunlight, helping to reduce cooling costs. Darker colors can be used to match siding, building trim or shutters for a unique style. There are more than 100 different color options that property owners can select to use.

Metal shingles are more expensive than asphalt, but they pay for themselves in the long run because of how long they last. A metal roof can last for as long as 60 years. A property owner can also get a tax deduction and reduced insurance payments in some areas for using metal roofing products. Metal shingles can be recycled after their use is complete, so there is nothing to take up space in landfills. Another benefit is the reduction in home cooling and heating costs. Metal shingles offer property owners several ways to save money over the life of a building.

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