It’s a classy and rustic type of roof, but many homeowners with a wood shake roof know the difficulty of keeping it in good condition. It requires constant maintenance and repair, especially after having it for a decade or so. If the need for roof replacement is coming up for your home, you should probably consider a change from wood to metal, preferably the standing seam type.
Double the Lifespan
Wood shakes can last about 20 years depending on how well you take care of them. Metal roofs, however, practically last a lifetime and do not require constant maintenance. The best installations even have paint jobs that carry 40-year warranties.
Standing seam metal roofing is set apart from other roofs by having unexposed fasteners. What makes this such a great feature is, as the fasteners are hidden, they are safe from wear and tear caused by changing weather conditions. This means better protection from moisture getting in or air getting out of your home, making it better ventilated and more energy-efficient.
Choosing standing seam roofing is not exactly cheap. However, the rewards are great, too. For starters, you can get a discount on your insurance premiums now that your roof is fire-resistant. You may qualify for credits on your taxes. Also, having an energy-efficient roof means smaller payments on your energy bills for years to come.
If you wish to know more about standing seam or any other roofing and siding materials, give us a call. Our team of experts will be more than happy to accommodate your questions and help you make the best choices for your home. We serve several locations in the Kansas City metropolitan area and provide free quotes and consultation.