Why Metal Roof Tiles Are An Excellent Choice

A roof with Metrotile iPanel in Charcoal as the roofing material

Your roof is an essential part of your house, so it’s important that you choose the best tiles possible to protect your home and the people who live in it. Metal roof tiles are an excellent choice, whether your house has a flat roof or a pitched one.

This article highlights some of the benefits of metal roof tiles for homeowners who want to secure their houses while adding value to their properties.

1) Metal roof tiles are lightweight

Metal roof tiles weigh less than asphalt tiles, so transportation is easier and cheaper. Installation can also be completed quickly as contractors can assemble everything on-sight, and no heavy machines are needed for the job. This is a significant advantage especially when changing a roof with a large surface, or multiple valleys, dormers, and peaks.

Being lightweight is an additional benefit for homeowners as metal tiles place less pressure on their home’s structure. This means that a metal roof will help to preserve the integrity of the building over time.

2) Ideal for increased energy efficiency

A metal roof increases the energy efficiency of your house, both in summer and in winter. Studies show that metal roof tiles are highly effective at reducing the heat flows through the roof and ceiling, as they reflect the sun’s energy during the hot summer days. This means that a house covered with metal tiles will register lower peak day temperatures than a house with a roof made of asphalt.

There are also benefits in winter. A metal roof can help maintain minimum temperatures in the attic of up to 6.1°C higher than asphalt shingles. A new roof made of metal tiles can significantly lower your energy bills, as you spend less on cooling and heating the house.

Metal roof tiles are also more compatible with solar panels than other roofing materials. So, should you decide that you want to try solar energy in the future, they can help you reduce the cost.

3) Long-term investment

On first glance, metal roofs are more expensive than traditional alternatives. However, buying a new roof should be seen as less of an expense and more of an investment that pays off in the long-run.

One of the things that make metal roof tiles so popular among homeowners is their longevity. Most options on the market today have a life expectancy of between 12 and 20 years. So, even in the best-case scenario, when you opt for asphalt roofing, you’ll have to change the tiles sooner or later.

A metal roof, on the other hand, can last from 50 to 70 years (and even up to 100) depending on the material, weather conditions, and instalment mechanisms.

With no need to replace your roof anytime soon, you’ll reduce maintenance costs and eliminate the hassle of having your home under construction every 15 years. Moreover, if you decide to sell your house, a high-quality roof can increase the value of your property and the efficiency of the sale. Your return can be as much as 63% on your investment.

4) A stylish design

Metal roof tiles come in many colours, making it easier for you to personalise your home. You can opt for standard colours, customise your tiles to match the other houses in your neighbourhood or even make your home stand out completely from the rest.

From earth tones to bright colours, you can choose from many shades to suit your taste. The paint is also certified and specially designed to withstand all climate and weather conditions.

The main takeaways

Metal roofs are an excellent choice for homeowners. Metal tiles cost more than other roofing materials, but the benefits are worth the investment.

You’ll get a quick installation and a long-lasting result along with a stylish house that can save you money on energy bills and maintenance. Finally, should you decide to sell your house, the high-quality of your roof could help you find a buyer faster.

Lightweight roof tiles from Metrotile

Metrotile offer Europe’s no.1 steel roofing tile which comes with a list of benefits that makes it worth considering for every roof. To find out more about Metrotile’s range of lightweight roofing products, call today on 01249 658 514 or use our contact form for a quick response.