As a provider of residential metal roofing in Alaska, one of the most common questions we get asked about our metal roofing products is whether a metal roof will fit in with the homes of your neighbors. We certainly understand the anxiety—nobody wants to stick out like a sore thumb. But the good news is there’s nothing really to worry about, as today’s metal roofing is made to look like the more common asphalt or slate roofing material.
In this post, we will discuss some of today’s styles of metal roofs, as well as some of the benefits of using a metal roof over an asphalt roof.
When most people think of metal roofs, they probably imagine a vertical panel roof, which is the type of roof you’ve probably seen on old country homes. And it’s true that the vertical panel metal roof is noticeably different than asphalt shingle roofs. However, the variety of metal roofing options is much greater than many people realize:
- Metal shingle roof: Metal shingles are meant to look like slate or asphalt shingles. They have that distinctive look and fit perfectly in almost any neighborhood. They are even textured to look like slate. This is a great option in average middle-class neighborhoods—especially in middle America.
- Metal tile: Metal tile roofs look like clay tile, with their waves and valleys and the way they interlock. They come in a variety of colors, and it’s a great, durable option for houses in upper-income areas and areas with Mediterranean-inspired design, like places on the West Coast.
- Metal shake: Metal shake is designed to look like cedar shingles. This fits in extremely well in areas where the houses have a more natural look, especially little beach towns, where whole houses are shingled with cedar shake.
With the variety of metal roofing options offered today, you can easily find a metal roof that will fit your budget, make your house look gorgeous and fit in with your neighbors’ houses—which will make you happy, and make your neighbors happy too!
And the primary benefit of a metal roof over a shingled roof is that, while the average asphalt roof lasts about 15 years, your metal roof should last you somewhere between 40 and 60 years—that’s a huge difference. It’s a prudent financial choice, and truly an attractive way to add value to your home.
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Metal roofs work especially well here in Alaska, where there is a stark difference between our warm and cold months. Metal roofs do well at taking the constant beating the elements put on everything here in Alaska during the fall and winter months. If you’re in the market for a new roof, give us a call today.
We have better prices than all the other residential metal roofing companies, and we can help you pick a roof that not only looks beautiful on your home, but that your neighbors will be jealous of. Still not sure if residential metal roofing in Alaska is right for you? Come visit Superior Products Inc. and see some options for yourself. We think you’ll be convinced.
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