If you have been following our blog for very long, you know that the folks here at Hippo Roof in Melbourne are fanatics about metal roofs. This is not to say that we won’t install a shingle roof when the occasion calls for it; after all, we do offer the ShieldRoof for our customers, which is an asphalt shingle product. However, the reason why we’re so crazy about metal roofing is that it works! Here is a list of the benefits you can expect to get from your metal roof.

Lifespan

Metal roofs last the longest, and that’s why we’re able to offer such a great guarantee to our customers. While many roofers in the industry will guarantee their work for 3-5 years, Hippo goes beyond that. Our guarantee is not for 10, 20, or 30 years, but for life! Our lifetime guarantee covers both materials and labor, so you can have confidence that your roof will hold up for the long term. If our roofs weren’t as good as we claim they are, we would be losing money or be out of business with a guarantee like that.

Wind resistance

While metal roofs offer superior resistance to all of nature’s elements, one of the biggest ones that we have to contend with here in Florida is hurricane-force winds. While all your neighbors are picking up shingle fragments after a storm, your metal DefenderRoof will be as pristine as it was before. The only edge that wind would have to catch on your metal roof is the bottom edge (where the roofline meets the gutters), and the roof is fastened down so tightly that wind won’t have a chance.

Curb appeal

Metal roofs have a sleek, sharp appearance that can enhance the beauty of your home. They come in many different colors to blend in with various architectural styles, and they can be made to simulate tile, shake, or shingles in addition to the standard Standing Seam format. If you’re scratching your head on the curb appeal point, saying to yourself, “I don’t think metal roofs look that great,” you’re probably thinking more of old-style corrugated tin roofs or metal roofs on barns and sheds that you’ve seen. For your home, a metal roof will look completely different than that. Check out our gallery of photos of the DefenderRoof to get an idea of how classy a metal roof can be (scroll down to the bottom of the page to see photos).

Increase in home value

Not only will a metal roof add to the aesthetic appeal of your home, it can also increase your home’s value when it comes time to sell it. Potential homebuyers know a good deal when they see one, and when they see a home that has a metal roof, they’ll know they’re getting all these benefits. No one wants to install a new roof right after they purchase a home, and with a metal roof, it’ll be 50+ years before you have to replace it.

Energy efficiency

Air conditioning costs money, and there’s no way to live through our hot Florida year without the ability to cool your house down. If your air conditioner is working too hard, costing you too much in energy bills, part of that could be your roof’s fault. Asphalt shingles absorb a lot of heat from the sun, heating up your attic and seeping into the rest of your home, adding to the overall temperature that your air conditioner has to combat.

A metal roof’s energy efficiency comes from two factors, its reflectivity (reflecting light immediately back up toward where it came from) and its emissivity (how quickly it released the heat that does transfer to it). It depends on the particular roof, because different metal roofs have different coatings, but in many cases, you get high performance in both areas from a metal roof. In fact, metal roofs are so efficient that in milder climates, they may negate the need for an air conditioner altogether. (However, we don’t think that our Florida customers will be getting rid of their A/C units any time soon.)

Sustainability

Metal roofing is 100% recyclable, unlike asphalt shingles, which go into the dumpster and then into the landfill, accounting for a good percentage of all construction-related waste. Furthermore, new metal roofing panels are almost always manufactured with at least some percentage of recycled metal. Metal roofs are the far more sustainable option.

Fire safety

Metal roofs are fireproof. You’ll sleep just a little easier when you know that your roof is adding to your family’s safety.

Insurance friendly

Did you know that after you install a metal roof, you may qualify for an insurance discount on your home? It’s true. The insurance companies know that they won’t have to cover as many claims for roof repair and replacement for homes that have a metal roof, so you could be saving money every month just by letting your insurance company know that you made the switch to metal and asking for a discount on your premium.

Low maintenance

Any homeowner knows that there is an endless string of tasks related to keeping the house in good repair. Anytime you can save time and money on hiring contractors or learning a few DIY skills, you’re freeing yourself up to use that time and money for the things you really want to do. Stop sinking money into one roof repair after another and get a metal roof that will stop asking for attention after every storm.

Lightweight

Metal is one of the lightest-weight roof materials available. If your home has a weaker structure or you’re concerned about the weight of putting a new roof on it, you can rest easy knowing that metal roofing won’t take a big toll on your home’s structure.

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Hippo Roof is your source in Melbourne and all of Brevard County for roofing that’s done professionally, with expert workmanship, exceptional customer service, and an unbeatable lifetime guarantee. Your first step is simply to ask us for a quote. Get your free quote by contacting us today.