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Benefits of a Tin Roof: 6 Key Points to PonderBy admin
Friday, 20 September 2019
If your only knowledge of tin roofs comes from the phrase “like a cat on a hot tin roof” then we’ve got some good news for you.
It turns out that there are plenty of benefits of a tin roof to consider if you’re wondering whether or not to opt for a metal roof for your home.
We’ve lined up some of the key points you’ll want to think about before making your decision….
Metal Roofs: In it for the Long Haul
It turns out there’s some serious longevity going on when it comes to metal roofs. We’re not suggesting your roof will be around to see the next Ice Age, but typically, a tin roof can last anywhere between 40 to 70 years. Pretty impressive, no?
Especially when you consider that traditional asphalt roofs have a life expectancy of 12 to 20 years.
Resistant To Inclement Weather
One of the main benefits of a tin roof is its resistance. These types of roofs are resistant to fire, insects, rot and mildew; making them a practical choice for the long-term.
Prioritises Health And Safety
Whether you live in an area prone to wildfires and lightning strikes or are just the naturally cautious type (who could blame you).
You’ll be pleased to hear that one of the main benefits of a tin roof is safety. Unlike some other materials, metal roofs won’t spark or ignite as metal is fire resistant. So if wildfire strikes or a thunder and lightning storm comes your way, you’ll be safe as houses.
The Best Benefits of a Tin Roof? It’s Good for the Planet
From recycling to cycling to work, we’re all doing our bit for the planet these days. So when it comes to home improvements, energy efficiency and the impact on the environment are generally key factors for consideration.
Did you know that metal roofs can reduce cooling costs by up to 25%? They reflect solar radiant heat, which is excellent news if you want to save money on your energy bills and enjoy a cosier, more comfortable home all year round.
Still not sure if a tin roof is the right choice for you? Why not get in touch with the team at Home Logic? We’ll be happy to talk you through your options and answer any questions you may haveand offer you a free roof inspection in the process!
Made From Recycled Materials
They’re also good news for the planet as most tin and metal roofs are constructed from between 25% to 95% recycled materials, depending on the roof you choose.
When they reach the end of their useful life (remember that could be anywhere up to 70 years from now) the materials used to make them are 100% recyclable.
Materials used for shingle roofs usually ends up as building waste – not good news for Mother Earth!
Able To Weather All Storms
If you’ve ever been caught without your umbrella in an April shower or surprised by a snow flurry in mid-May, you’ll be all too aware just how unpredictable the UK’s weather can be. That’s why it’s so important to think about weather conditions when choosing a material for your new roof.
Not only does it need to be durable, it also needs to stand up to cold temperatures, rain, wind, snow and storms. Typically, tin roofs can withstand gusts of up to 140mph. They won’t crack or corrode, and they are excellent at shedding snow, unlike some other types of roofs.
This means that the maintenance costs associated with tin and metal roofs are also generally much lower, and you’ll spend less time and effort maintaining your new roof too.
Too Good to Be True?
We’ve outlined the key benefits of a tin roof, but surely there must be some cons? Nothing in life is perfect, and there are definitely a few downsides to metal roofs. Here are the most important ones to be aware of:
- Metal roofs are generally more expensive than roofs made with other materials and could cost up to three times as much. However, if you plan to stay in your home long-term, the longevity of a tin roof means it will soon pay for itself!
- You may find that noise levels are increased during rain or hail storms with metal roofs. An easy solution to this is to add extra insulation during the installation process.
It pays to weigh up the pros and cons before making a decision about a tin roof and if you have any questions, our advisers are here to help.
Make a Logical Choice
Still not sure if a tin roof is the right choice for you? Why not get in touch with the team at Home Logic? We’ll be happy to talk you through your options and answer any questions you may have. Simply call 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to talk to our team today!Related Home Logic Living Articles
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