We know what you’re thinking (yes, we’re clever like that)—“Why should I care about roofing when I’m unlikely to need one in the foreseeable future?” The bottom line is that even if you live in an apartment you’ll own a house some day and will need a roof at some point. Hopefully, you’ll remember that there’s just no other way to go
Metal is lightweight (this is a good thing), but it’s also strong and durable. The rumors of its longevity are not overstated: There are roofs in Europe—pick a city!—with roofs that are well over a 100 years old. Metal roofs can be made from recycled material such as zinc, copper, or aluminum, and it can be recycled into oblivion. Plus—and this is the really good part—a metal roof reflects heat and helps you save money on cooling costs in the summer, says the U.S. Department of Energy and the Metal Roofing Alliance.
Metal rocks, but the truth is that it costs at least three times more than basic products such as asphalt (When you start to get into titanium and copper, the cost can go even higher). This is one reason asphalt dominates the roofing industry. Still, for us here at The Q, metal rules. And the beauty is perhaps our number one reason. See below if you don’t believe us. For more information, visit www.metalroofing.com.