With today’s advances in roofing technology, along with a multitude options in style and color, most homeowners approach new construction or roof replacement with style, taste and architecture in mind—and they’re going beyond asphalt shingles in their planning. That’s because metal roofing has become a trend that provides style, low maintenance and big budget advantages.
Even if you believe the look of your home is more suited to a shingle roof, there are some solid reasons to consider a metal roof for your shed or detached garage, starting with its lifespan. While your house will likely get regular attention, it’s a pretty good bet you will try to get more years out of the roof on your shed or garage. Even with minimal maintenance you can get up to 20 more years of service from your metal roof.
Metal roofing has proven to be extremely durable, which is important for your house, but possibly even more important for your shed or detached garage. These buildings are typically located to the rear of a piece of property, where the incidence of larger trees dropping limbs and debris is more likely. It just makes sense to use a durable material for a roof that is likely to take a bit of a beating.
In most cases, sheds and detached garages are not temperature controlled, also making a metal roof a better choice. A heated house, even one that is well-insulated, will likely retain less snow on the rooftop than an unheated shed or garage. The lightweight of a metal roof is the best design for bearing the weight of snow and ice that will accumulate throughout the winter.
Another key property of metal roofing is its reflective surface, which keeps the space below cooler during hot days. Considering that your shed and garage is not air conditioned, this is the perfect solution to keeping these spaces more comfortable and more suitable for storage in the summer.
Many homeowners have avoided the idea of metal roofing at least in part because of its higher price point. These days, metal roofing has become more economical. In fact, ribbed panel and standing seam roofing, available in 29-gauge steel panels from S&D Improvements, is ideal for sheds and garages because it is reasonably priced, easy to install and available in a variety of colors. Carefully installed, your metal roof will be wind resistant and fire resistant, which brings peace of mind for your building structures that may not be immediately visible to you during a storm or emergency.
If you are interested in learning more about the advantages of metal roofing for your home, garage, shed or patio roof, contact S&D Improvements today, or click here for more information about all our quality roofing, installation and warranties, as well as other improvements for your home.