Virtually every Guelph homeowner is saving up for a metal roof for a good reason. A metal roof can last for more than 50-70 years, making them a wise investment even if they cost about 40% higher per square foot of an asphalt shingle roof. However, metal roofs aren’t consistently beneficial because homeowners need to overcome several obstacles before owning one. Here are the pros and cons to owning high-quality and greatly reliable metal roofing.

Pros

Long-Term Lifespan

Asphalt shingle roofs only have a 25-30-year lifespan despite being the favorite among homeowners in Guelph. On the other hand, metal roofs can deliver a consistent 50 years of performance, and they can go up to 70 years of age with proper installation and maintenance by dependable Guelph roofers. Long-term roofing lifespans give many homeowners great peace of mind. Plus, many experienced roofers, such as Turbo Roofing, guarantee they’ll always have excellent installation and maintenance, which is the core of long-term roofing for any roofing material.

Strength and Dependability

Hailstorms are not a huge threat in Guelph, but it pays to have protection against them. While asphalt shingles can protect against hailstorms efficiently, the small blisters can become erosion sources. This event causes the asphalt shingles to age rapidly and warp, making them impractical roofing materials as they age. On the other hand, metal roofs will only suffer dents from high-velocity hailstone impacts. Even sharp hailstones can cause minor dents that professional roofers can quickly solve and restore during maintenance.

Customization Options

Metal roofs are fully customizable with the hundreds of acrylic paint variations readily available from local hardware suppliers. Acrylic elastomeric paint is essential for metal roofing because it acts as a seamless anti-moisture barrier that guarantees zero moisture and air permeation. With many colors, you can pick one that suits your property perfectly and do away with the industrial gloss that naturally comes with metal roofs.

Cons

Initial Costs

Metal roofs are about 30-50% more expensive than traditional roofing materials. A regular asphalt shingle roof can cost about $7-$9 per square foot, while metal roofs can cost about $13-$14 per square foot. The price difference is staggering and may potentially put off many prospective buyers.

Limited To Non-Salt Air Environments

The acrylic elastomeric coating can prevent moisture from permeating. However, high salt air environments, such as beachsides, will naturally cause metal roofs to erode. While aluminum is a perfect metal roof for beachside properties, its density will easily lift the roof and its foundations during inclement weather in the area.

Aesthetics Not For Everyone

Lastly, metal roofs have a naturally industrial or brutalist appeal because many factories and industrial factories use them as roofs. Even with an acrylic elastomeric coating, the aesthetics might not appeal much to many buyers. 

Make sure your metal roofs last virtually forever by having professional roofing teams handle the installation and maintenance. Turbo Roofing’s metal roofing specialists have decades of experience installing, repairing, and replacing metal roofing materials. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can achieve with you.