People who are considering a new roof often ask me, what are the benefits of a metal roof? As a remodeling contractor with over 40 years’ experience, I always tell them it’s all about the roof’s strength and all about saving money on your energy bill.

With extreme weather conditions, such as hail storms, other roofing materials such as asphalt shingles are prone to damage. Metal roofs can withstand wind speeds up to 140 mph.

Insurance companies love the added strength that metal roofing provides so many of them provide discounts for homeowners with metal roofs.

Also, with a metal roof’s interlocking design, it’s like the parts work together as one piece to withstand strong winds. Compare that to separate asphalt shingles, which can easily blow off, making the home vulnerable to water damage.

Metal roofs are also energy-efficient. Because metal is a reflective material, heat from the sun won’t penetrate your home’s attic and work its way down in your living space.

Best of all, with a metal roof, you can save up to 40% on your cooling and heating costs. That means you can have peace of mind during severe weather and relief when you open that energy bill.

If you want to learn more about energy-efficient roofing, go to metalroofing.com.