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It may come as a surprise that metal roofs are actually more environmentally friendly than any other kind of roofing material. Metal might not seem the logical environmental choice, but a consultation with an expert from a Madison roofing company will bear the claim out.

Metal roofing can contain from 30 to 60 percent of recycled metal when it is manufactured, and it uses the fewest number of resources in the process. Metal roofs also remain environmentally friendly even when they eventually need to be replaced.

Most homeowners don't worry about this aspect as much, since metal roofs will last at least 50 years, but ecologically minded consumers will appreciate the fact that they are completely recyclable when they no longer function as a roof. This means that they will not end up taking space in a landfill but will serve other functions. In fact, metal can be reused over and over again.

Metal will also help the home withstand the ravages of fires, high winds and other environmental threats. There is a common misconception that metal roofs attract lightning and must be grounded in order to protect residents from being shocked or burned when lightning strikes.

The roofing contractors at Hustad Companies of Madison can assist you with any questions regarding siding or commercial roofing.

However, there is no proof that lightning strikes metal roofs any more often than it does asphalt shingles, ceramic tile, wood shake or any other type of roofing material. It's also untrue that metal roofs must be grounded. Whether or not it is grounded, a metal roof will disperse any electric charge and make it ineffectual. Metal roofs are also very fire resistant, and many insurance companies offer discounts on premiums for having one installed.

When a house is sold, a metal roof has a beneficial payoff that can be seen in the high return on the seller's original roof investment. The cost recouped on the resale of a house with a metal roof is estimated to be around 85 percent, which puts metal at the top of the list in regard to a return on investment.

Metal is an excellent roof choice in all climates. In warmer areas, solar panels are easy to combine with standing seam metal roofs, and in cold climates, water, snow and ice slide right off the metal and prevent the formation of ice dams. If the snow or ice tends to slide over entrances, fitting that part of the roof with a snow guard will stop the problem. Add the fact that metal roofs offer impressive savings in energy costs, and it's easy to understand why more and more homeowners are using this stylish and strong roofing material.

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