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One of the most popular types of roofing materials that Austin Roofing companies install is metal roofs. There are a variety of benefits associated with this product, including enhanced protection from damage from the elements and increased longevity. While the initial investment might cost more than other types of roofing materials, many homeowners feel that it is worth it because metal roofs can also last significantly longer than other types of roofs. Here is an overview about some of the best features of metal roofs.

In homes that are located in hot climates such as Texas, metal roofs can be classified as "cool roofs," and they can help to improve the energy efficiency of the home and keep the atmosphere inside the home much cooler during the summers. Homeowners appreciate how much they can save on their energy bills because their air conditioning unit will not have to run as much.

Roofing contractors understand that it can be incredibly difficult to find a roofing material that performs as well in colder climates as it does in warmer climates. Metal roofs perform just as well during the winter seasons as they do during the summer seasons. It effectively protects the home from water damage that can develop from ice dams and snow accumulation.

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Metal roofs, in addition, feature fire protection capabilities, which is ideal for homes that are located in areas that experience frequent wildfires.

Homeowners might even qualify for specific tax rebates if they have a metal roof installed on their home. This is because cool roofing materials can be classified as energy star rated materials. Many insurance companies also offer reduced insurance rates to homeowners who have had a metal roof installed because of the enhanced protection it features as well as the extended warranty it typically includes. In fact, a metal roof can last for over 50 years if it is properly installed. It can also be installed on top of an existing roof, which means the homeowner could save on some of the costs of labor associated with installing it.

There are several different metal roof styles to choose from, including copper, stainless steel and aluminum. Metal roofs require much less maintenance than other types of roofs. One of the most common maintenance tasks involves removing rust buildup from the surface of the roof. If there is rust buildup, it might be necessary to recoat the roof in order to prevent the rust from returning.

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