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Metal Roofing vs. Traditional Roofing

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Your roof is your first line of defense against Mother Nature’s elements — it protects you from rain, snow, sun, and anything else thrown your way. So when selecting a roofing material – metal roofing in particular – it’s important to be informed before making your selection. At Sunshine Metal Supply we already know what metal roofing can offer home and business owners, so let’s dig deeper into metal roofing benefits versus a more traditional option, like asphalt shingle.

Traditional Asphalt Shingle Roofing 

Asphalt shingles are one of the most widely-used roof materials, offering many advantages such as quick availability and relatively affordable upfront costs. But these advantages also carry considerable drawbacks:

  • Lifespan: Asphalt shingles typically last between 15-30 years depending on quality and climate, meaning a roof replacement could come sooner rather than later.
  • Durability: Asphalt shingles are vulnerable to wind, hail, and extreme temperatures.  Wind can often blow them away and they can crack, curl and lose granules over time, leading to leaks and premature failure.
  • Low Energy Efficiency: Asphalt shingles absorb heat in summer heatwaves which can drive up your cooling costs significantly.
  • Environmental Impact: Producing asphalt shingle requires significant energy consumption and generates non-biodegradable waste products, making this option less eco-friendly than a metal alternative. 

Metal Roofing

Sunshine Metal Supply provides an innovative alternative to asphalt shingles in metal roofing panels designed to fit every style and budget – including our Armored Coast panels which boast many advantages:

  • Unbeatable Durability: Metal roofs have an unrivalled lifespan of 40-70 years or longer, easily outlasting asphalt shingles in any weather condition and outperforming them by an impressive margin. 
  • Superior Strength: Withstanding wind gusts, hailstorms and fire, metal roofs provide superior protection to protect your home against weather events like these.
  • Energy Efficient: Metal roofs reflect sunlight, helping reduce attic heat gain and cooling costs while requiring minimal maintenance compared to asphalt shingles – they’re easy to clean, won’t leak and are unlikely to need repairs for decades!
  • Eco-friendly: Metal roofing is designed to be recycled at the end of its lifespan, making it an excellent choice for environmentally conscious homeowners.
  • Increased Resale Value: A metal roof can add significant resale value to any home, making it an important investment. 

Sunshine Metal Supply Is Your One-Stop Shop for Metal Roofing

At Sunshine Metal Supply, we understand the process of selecting the ideal metal roof is complex and requires thoughtful consideration. That is why we carry an assortment of roofing panels tailored specifically for each of your individual needs and preferences – take a look at some of our most popular offerings:

  • Standing Seam Panels: These classic panels offer an architectural aesthetic with exceptional weather resistance, making them a timeless classic.
  • Sunshine Textured: These metal panels boast a unique, textured finish that goes beyond the flat look of traditional metal roofing. The subtle texture disrupts light reflection, creating captivating shifts and shimmering tones that add depth and dimension to your roof. 
  • Armored Coast: Our premium Armored Coast panels provide an ideal example of metal roofing benefits at work. Constructed of galvalume steel for superior corrosion resistance even in harsh coastal environments, our Armored Coast panels make a statement.

Our highly knowledgeable staff is here to answer any questions and assist in the selection of an ideal metal roofing panel for your home. Contact us today! 

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