Who wants to replace their asphalt roof every time every 10-15 years? Sound like a short amount of time? That’s the reality of asphalt. Yes, 10-15 years and it’s time to replace it. The other issue I have with asphalt is that it just doesn’t hold up in bad weather. Strong winds are a problem and usually means you will have some missing shingles to deal with. Asphalt is the most inexpensive material around which is why everywhere you look, you see it.

Because of these issues with asphalt, many homeowners are catching on that asphalt may seem like a better deal but in the long run with repairs and having to replace it so soon, it really isn’t that wise of an investment. This is why metal is picking up steam when it comes to roofing products, not just for commercial use but for residential as well. One huge benefit is how long it lasts. Experts say a metal roof should last as long as you own your house. I love the fact that metal seals out water, survives high winds and easily sheds snow. A metal roof is also resistant to fire, mildew, insects and rot. Warranties vary widely but most come with a strong warranty of 20 to 50 years. To me, these reasons make metal well worth the price tag. I mean who doesn’t want a roof that will last a lifetime and that they’ll never have to repair and worry about?

Another benefit to metal is that is extremely energy efficient. Your home will stay cooler in the summer and will save you on your energy bills. Erie Construction, of Evansville Indiana is proud to be considered one of the trusted leader in the industry and would love to come out and show you why a metal roof just makes sense!