Winter is upon us which means that this is the season for roof leaks and other damage especially is your have asphalt shingles. No one wants to have think about replacing their roof or making repairs. It’s just one of those annoying things homeowners have to deal with, especially is you have an asphalt roof. Asphalt shingles perform extremely poorly in adverse weather conditions. Plus, asphalt typically only lasts 10-15 years! Who wants to replace their roof after this short amount of time? No one!

If you’ve driven around lately, you may have noticed that some homeowners are ditching asphalt and opting to go with a metal roof. Years ago, you only saw metal on businesses, not anymore! Now let’s talk about some common myths and facts where metal is concerned. Some homeowners believe that metal roofs will take on dents and other imperfections over time due to hail, falling tree limbs and other potential dangers. Not true! This is a widespread but untrue myth. Modern roofs use strong steel rated for 150-mph winds, so they actually stand up to severe weather better than other roofing materials. You can also walk on your roof without damaging it. Metal roofs rarely take on dents or scratches, and with some light maintenance, you can take care of these imperfections at a fraction of the cost of repairing a nonmetal roof.

You can see why homeowners are making the switch to metal. Ultimately, metal is an excellent long-lasting option with excellent and low maintenance needs. When you go metal, you will probably be buying the last roof that your home will ever need. Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is proud to be considered one of the trusted leaders in the industry and would love to show you our high quality roofing options.