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Syracuse Roofing: Article About Benefits Of Standing Seam Metal Roofing

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There are many types of roof coverings available to homeowners who are in the process of having a new roof installed. The choices seem endless and may be overwhelming at times. An experienced Syracuse roofing contractor can help homeowners make the decision that is right for their home's style and architecture. Below are some reasons that might make a standing seam metal roof the right choice for homeowners in the Syracuse area.

Metal roofing is energy efficient. Its natural reflective properties keep the sun's heat from being absorbed by the roofing structure and heating up the attic. Overheated attics are responsible for higher cooling costs in the summer and ice dams in the winter. Lighter colors are more reflective and more efficient than their darker cousins. Colors range from traditional to artistic, which gives homeowners a great opportunity to creatively express themselves.

Metal roofing is cost effective over the long term. Although metal roofs may initially cost more to install, they tend to last longer. It is not uncommon for a metal roof to come with a 50 year warranty.

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This means that a metal roof may be the only roof a homeowner ever needs to install whereas asphalt roofs tend to last an average of 15 to 25 years depending on the quality of the shingles.

A metal roof is fire resistant. Many homes are lost to small fires once the flames breach the roof, creating a chimney effect. This will not happen with a metal roof. In areas where homes are close together, metal roofing can prevent a fire from spreading to additional residences because flying embers cannot ignite a metal roof.

Because of the way that it is installed, a standing seam metal roof is impact resistant. Homeowners are happily surprised to find that hailstones do not destroy metal roofs. At worst, the caps that cover the seams might need to be replaced, which is a far cry from replacing an entire roof.

Snow and ice dams are a major roofing concern in the New England states. A metal roof sheds snow better than shingles or tiles, which could prevent ice dams from forming.

Because of its fire and impact resistant qualities, homeowners who choose to install a standing seam metal roof may receive discounts on their homeowner's insurance. This could save homeowners thousands in premiums and deductibles that don't have to be paid for repairs that are never needed.

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