Metal roofs also offer a reflective cool roof finish, which reflects the suns infrared radiation, keeping the surface temperature lower than traditional roofing materials.
Slate and Shake metal roofing offer great advantages as well. These roof types installed by Whitehead Home & Energy, can sustain winds over 110 MPH, and some roof colors can reduce your energy costs up to 15%. Insurance companies also favor these roofs, sometimes offering discounts due to the fire resistant material.
These great roofing materials come in many breathtaking colors, and will not rot, crack, split, or need the upkeep associated with the chemical upkeep of a wood roof.