Metal Benefits

Metal roofing is a beautiful, economical long-term solution for homes and businesses.

A Safe Investment

Metal roofs are one of the most durable, and weather-resistant roofing materials on the market today and our weatherproof roofing materials have the highest UL ratings for fire, wind, and impact-resistant compared to other roofing materials. In most areas, these weatherproof metal roofs can be expected to last three or more times longer than a comparable asphalt shingle roof.

Metal roofs that are Energy Star certified work by reflecting a high percentage of the sun’s energy back into the atmosphere, lowering attic temperatures and subsequent cooling loads making your roof energy-efficient. Furthermore, energy-efficient metal roofs that are Energy Star certified have to maintain a reflectance of at least 15% after three years of real-world exposure testing.

Whether you desire a contemporary, traditional, or old-fashioned look, you can find a metal roof that will bring out the best in your home. Re-roofing with metal has been proven to increase your home’s value by up to 6% in some areas! In addition to their beauty, the surfaces of metal roofs don’t absorb water and are resistant to staining from mold, mildew, and airborne algae.

Metal roofing materials are one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable roofing materials you can choose for your home's roof. Green environmentally friendly roofing materials offer energy efficiency, recyclability, and extremely low maintenance requirements. Union Corrugating's green roofing materials reduce cost, waste, and inconvenience.

A metal roof can save you a lot of money on upkeep and maintenance as it is the most maintenance-free roofing material on the market today. In most applications, a metal roof will require no ongoing maintenance for the life of the roof. When you consider the cost savings for energy costs, insurance cost, resale, and taxes, you can be confident that your metal roof will be a sound investment.

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A Century of Innovation

Metal roofing has truly come full circle during the past century. From being a popular roofing material in the early 20th century to being replaced by cheaper roofing materials such as asphalt shingles during the past several decades to emerging once again as the premier roofing system for commercial buildings and homes. The future looks bright for metal roofing, and there are several metal roofing benefits and trends that are fueling the growth.

The first benefit of Galvalume metal roofing is its enhanced performance caused by recent innovations in metal roofing paint systems and coating technology. The vast majority of today’s metal roofs use a Galvalume coated steel substrate which virtually eliminates worries about rust and corrosion. Union’s Galvalume metal roof carries a limited 30-year warranty against rust and corrosion, the best in the industry. And just as important, metal roofing’s paint systems now have outstanding resistance to fading, chalking, and cracking under the most stringent conditions. Union’s Galvalume metal roofs offer 45-year paint warranties as standard, and lifetime warranties are also available. These metal roofing paint systems use cutting-edge technology and inorganic pigments to provide the maximum protection against harmful UV rays.

The second metal roofing benefit is that metal roofing is tough. When it comes to wind and weather resistance, metal roofing stands alone. Union’s Galvalume roofing meets the toughest wind, fire, and impact codes in the country. Your metal roof will probably outlast you. Most Galvalume metal roofs last 3 to 4 times longer than an asphalt shingle roof.

The third benefit of Galvalume metal roofing is that there is a genuine concern in helping to maintain and improve the environment for future generations. In this regard, metal roofing meets the criteria of recycled content, recyclability, and energy efficiency. Metal roofing is one of the most energy-efficient roofing systems available and tests have shown that metal roofs can save you up to 40% on cooling costs.

In addition, another metal roofing benefit is that it’s not asphalt-based like shingles, which means its production doesn’t continue to fuel our country’s biggest addiction… oil. Although these are the major drivers, there are many other reasons why metal roofing is gaining in popularity.