When it comes to roofs, nothing is quite like metal. From the sound of rain hitting a metal roof on a hot summer day to the cost savings from owning one, metal roofs are one of the most underrated upgrades that you can make to your home. Not only do they last much longer than other materials, but by owning one you can truthfully claim that your home is more sustainable and green.
We think that once you know how great metal roofs are, you’ll want to give us a call and ask for a quote. You will find out that a proposal from us is only slightly higher than any asphalt bid you get. So it is really a “no brainer”. Upgrading your home usually means deciding between many choices, but when you have something as great as a metal roof it’s really not that difficult of a decision.
It should be no surprise to anyone who has owned a home that metal roofs last much longer than other materials. While wood and asphalt shingles look nice, they quickly degrade and are simply less durable materials than metal. The metal that is used in our roofing is already 40% recycled material and is typically made from zinc, aluminum, or other steel alloys. Known for their strength and resilience to the elements, metal roofs have lasted for 100 years or more before needing to be replaced. Lots of famous buildings in Europe, the USA, and other countries have historically benefited from metal roofs, knowing that they’re solid investments.
Even though there is a larger upfront cost with a metal roof, you’ll be pleased to know that there are truly incredible cost savings as well. Because a metal roof rarely needs to be maintained or treated, you eliminate many of the costs that are associated with other roofing materials such as asphalt. While other metal roofing companies typically advise getting your roof inspected every couple of years, metal roofs have been known to go for 50 years or more before they show signs of wear.
When you choose to use Bjorkstrand Metal Roofing to upgrade your home, you actually are making a sustainable choice in the long run. Our Metal roofs not only have 35% -40% recycled content, depending on the material used but are also 100% recyclable at the end of their life as a roof. Our metal roof will be recycled after your house comes down. Unlike asphalt or plastic shingles, which typically have to be relegated to a landfill at the end of their life, metal roofs don’t have to.
Unlike asphalt shingles, they can be converted to something else at the end of their life instead of ending up as trash. A metal roof lasts a lot longer and will not rot because of the elements. Your metal roof could one day become an electronic, a can, or other useful object sometime down the road. Perhaps it could even be recycled into another metal roof for someone else. The possibilities truly are endless.
Some people say that there’s nothing like the sound of a metal roof during a rainstorm. We tend to agree but our metal roofs have stone chips attached to our metal so you do not get that sound. Our roofs look like they belong in a neighborhood so to us that “sounds” like a great decision. From simply lasting longer to being a more sustainable and green housing material, our metal roofs have much more going for them than meets the eye. When you decide to pull the trigger and contact Bjorkstrand Metal Roofing, you can be sure that you’ve made a decision that’s based on fact and objective quality rather than emotion or trends. So we think having the most enviable house on the block will be a good problem to have. When you’re finally ready for a metal roof, be sure to contact Bjorkstrand Metal Roofing!