Benefits of Matterhorn Metal Roofing for Your Home
Modern residential metal roofing is made to look exactly like roofing materials commonly used today. Whether that’s asphalt shingle, cedar shake, clay tile or slate roofing, you can find it in metal roofing. Plus, they are stronger and more durable. You are bound to find a style and color to match any home and neighborhood.
“With its low life cycle cost due to low maintenance, long life, and enduring salvage value, metal roofing offers the highest value and protection for your home over the long haul.” ~Matterhorn Metal Roofing
Metal Roof Growth Trends
Over the past few years, metal roofs have grown substantially in popularity for many reasons. These include:
- Metal roofing offers strong ROI for your home
- Lower Insurance Premiums
- Fresh, contemporary and current look
- Homeowners are moving away from disposable materials
Matterhorn Metal Roofing Styles
Matterhorn metal roofing comes in 3 different styles to choose from (shake, slate or tile) that all provide the best protection with a natural look.
Today, the natural beauty of wood shingles has gone up with Matterhorn metal shakes. Authentically crafted, and rendered in steel, Matterhorn Shake brings the warm and natural wood shingle look to your home. Light-weight, fully recyclable, and energy efficient material. With colors designed to create the natural hues of wood shingles, they add a warm and natural, custom crafted appearance.
Metals like steel are famed for their longevity and durability. You will find that a metal roof lasts two or three times longer than other roofing materials, up to 40 to 60 years, or more. In addition, Matterhorn metal shakes are made with recycled content and 100% recyclable. Shake style metal roofing contributes to the health of our green planet.
Metal Roofing Weathering
Metal roofs have a built-in ability to withstand decades of extreme weather, including high winds, heavy snow, hailstorms, and wildfires. Metal roofing products like Matterhorn boast a 130-mph wind rating. In locations that see heavy snow, metal roofing is preferred because it sheds snow quickly, protecting the structural integrity of the roof. In parts of the country that are prone to wildfires, metal roofing can protect your home the danger of burning embers landing on your roof. With metal’s durability, a metal roof maintains its integrity and resistance to weather extremes over the long haul.
“69% of consumers are willing to pay more for a product if it will save energy.” – EPA
For wind ratings, every Matterhorn Metal Roof has been independently laboratory tested to withstand winds up to 130 MPH, which is equivalent to an F2 tornado. As for other types of roofing, concrete shake manufacturers offer no wind warranty on their products and typical asphalt can average anywhere from 0-120 MPH depending on brand.
When it comes to performance in snow and ice, all Matterhorn metal roofs were purposefully designed to withstand the harshest winter climates. Tile and concrete tile can break from freeze/thaw and from the sheer weight of snow.
If hail is in your region, be assured that metal roofing is the best option. Even severe, wind-driven hail is no match for our Class 4 rated Matterhorn Metal Roofs. As for other types of roofing in hail, over time, tile roofs become brittle and easily susceptible to hail damage, concrete tile exhibit cracks and breaks during severe hail storms, and asphalt hail ratings vary greatly between manufacturers.
And finally, the fire rating. All Matterhorn panels hold the highest fire rating available: a Class A Fire Rating. Fire damage for tile and concrete tile roofs include can warp during a fire or collapsing from weight.
In general, metal roofs reflect solar energy, and pigments in the specialized paint coating re-emit heat from the sun’s rays. This minimizes heat retention on the surface of the roof, so less heat is transferred into the building’s structure. Compared to common asphalt singles, metal experiences much less heat gain.
A metal roof can save money in several ways
Energy efficiency can amount to major savings in energy costs. ENERGY STAR® qualified metal roofing products like Matterhorn’s reflect more of the sun’s rays. This can lower roof surface temperature by up to 100F, decreasing the amount of heat transferred into a building. As a result, Matterhorn can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and can reduce peak cooling demand by 10-15 percent.
Plus, installation costs for a metal roof can be quite reasonable compared to other roofing alternatives.
Many homeowners also find metal roofing will lower insurance costs. Because metal roofing performs so well, some home insurance companies offer a 35% discount on your insurance premium for using qualified metal roofing products.
What will happen to a metal roof in a lightning storm?
A very common question often asked from customers is, “What if my roof is hit by lightning?” Rest assured, metal roofing does not create static electricity nor does it attract lightning, and poses no additional lightning risk to the structures it protects. Lightning occurs from the highest object in an area, regardless of the material from which it is made.
Choosing The Best
If you’re seeking a consistently long-lasting and durable roof, choose metal. Matterhorn® Roof is an investment in your home that provides a low life cycle cost due to low maintenance, long life, and enduring salvage value, and ongoing increase in home value.
And if you stay in your home, a long-lasting metal roof will save costly and messy re-roofing jobs with temporary roofing products. You can expect a metal roof to remain attractive and protective for generations to come.