Metal Shingles Provide Superior Protection Against the Elements
Most roofs are covered with traditional asphalt shingles. They are time-tested, effective, and affordable products that can provide adequate protection to your home for a decade or two. However, asphalt shingles are somewhat vulnerable to Michigan’s harsh weather, especially during the winter months. With a more significant investment, you can upgrade those asphalt shingles to metal roofing shingles which will last longer and provide superior protection against heavy winds, large hail, and other weather conditions in Michigan. In today’s post, we will discuss the benefits of having Patriot Exteriors protect your home by installing high quality metal shingles on your roof.
Longer Lasting Protection for Your Home
As we previously mentioned, traditional asphalt shingles will provide adequate protection to your roof for about 15-20 years, possibly longer, if you’re lucky. With the severe weather we get in Southwest Michigan, however, asphalt shingles can become damaged through ongoing abuse. High winds can rip shingles away from the roof, creating compromised areas that will allow moisture to enter your home. This can cause gradual damage to the structure of your home and even attract carpenter ants, termites, or other pests that will feed on and further weaken the structure. Heavy precipitation, especially snow or hail, can also damage shingles and eventually compromise the protection the shingles can provide.
With metal roofing shingles from Patriot Exteriors, you can get much stronger, longer-lasting protection for your home. We use quality metal shingles from Westlake Royal Roofing Solutions™, which are available in five different style of stone coated roofing. These quality products are rated to resist hurricane level winds, so you won’t have to worry about sections of shingles being ripped away by a strong gust of wind. Because they are constructed from stone coated steel, these metal roofing shingles are Class 4 rated for Hail Impact Resistance. Rounding out the benefits is the fact that these metal roofing shingles will last 2 to 3 times longer than the asphalt counterparts. While they are more expensive, these stone roofing shingles are probably the last shingles you will ever have to install on your home.
Patriot Exteriors can help you protect your home with the best metal roofing shingles on the market. We can also help with new siding or windows to help improve the energy efficiency and aesthetic style of your home. Click on this link to request a quote for the home improvement services you need, or contact us to get a free roof inspection.