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What is the Lifespan of a Metal Roof?

Lifespan of a Metal RoofIf you are considering making the upgrade to a metal roof, you probably have a lot of questions. Such as, can a metal roof withstand my local climate? How hard will a metal roof be maintained? Are there energy benefits to a metal roof? And perhaps the most important – how long will this investment last me? Good news! Metal roofs are known for more than their good looks; they are also known for their long lifespan!

So What Is The Expected Lifespan of a Metal Roof?

When it comes to the lifespan of traditional roofing materials, metals are unrivaled in their longevity. In fact, the majority of metal roofs can often last 50 to 100 years with the proper care and maintenance. Compare this to other asphalt shingles, which last between 10 and 20 years. And homeowners can rest easy knowing that when the gig is up, their metal roofs can be 100% recycled.

What Factors Contribute to the Lifespan of a Metal Roof?

  • Metal roofs are better able to withstand the slight contraction and expansion that comes with changing temperatures. Because of this adaptability, they are far more durable than conventional roofing materials. They also have the highest impact resistance and hail rating!
  • Metal roofs are not susceptible to cracking and crumbling when exposed to high UV like shingles are.
  • Thanks to their overlapping construction and protective sealant, metal roofs are far less likely to experience water damage compared to other roofing structures. 
  • Metal roofs are unattractive to pests, such as termites. Making them far less exposed to outer factors that would challenge the roof’s integrity.

Ways To Ensure Your Metal Roof’s Longevity.

Ensuring the longevity of your metal roof is easy with proper care and maintenance! You should clean your metal roof at least once per year, but ideally after the change of each season. Don’t forget to clean gutters, drains, and other debris from the surface of the roof. Structural maintenance is also important, albeit a bit more in-depth. You should have your panel seams inspected at least once per year and make sure areas in need of new/more sealant are attended to.

Metal panels are a wonderful, eco-friendly, and long-lasting investment to make for your home. If you would like to learn more about your metal roofing options, contact our qualified team of professionals at 1.855.838.9393 or info@londonecometal.com.