You’re probably thinking, “Roofing? How can that be interesting?” I am probably biased, but roofing really is interesting, and it’s something we at Land are passionate about. There are so many important, interesting facts that you should know when it comes to roofing, especially if you’re a homeowner.
We’ve gathered some interesting facts about roofing that may encourage you to learn more about roofing in general, and it can be beneficial for homeowners, realtors, insurance agents, etc.
1. Metal roofs are not more prone to lightning strikes than other roofs.
Lightning is equally drawn to other materials, not just metals. In fact, metal roofs can protect your home from lightning because they are noncombustible.
2. Flat roofs are not entirely flat.
“Flat” roofs actually have a very low slope, typically no more than half an inch per foot, which is what helps the roof drain water.
3. A faulty roof can break a home sale.
You don’t necessarily have to replace your entire roof before a sale, but keep in mind that you may have to accept a lower offer due to a faulty roof, or you could lose an entire sale.
4. Metal roofs can cut heating bills.
Metal roofs reflect heat away from the building, so they are considered one of the most energy-efficient roofing materials out there. High-quality metal roofs can save homeowners around 40% in energy costs.
5. With proper care, your roof can last longer than the time spent in your home.
High-quality roofs are made to last a lifetime. Our goal is to help your roof outlive the time you spend in your home. This includes taking proper care (i.e., repairs, routine maintenance, etc.), which we can help with!
6. Shingles come in different colors and styles.
A light-colored shingle tends to be better for warmer climates because it deflects heat and keeps your home cooler. A dark-colored shingle is better for colder climates because it absorbs heat and can melt snow more quickly.
7. Shingles are recyclable.
You can use recycled materials from roofs in a variety of different ways, including old shingles. They’re environment-friendly!
8. Turbine vents should never be covered, even in the winter months.
Roof ventilation works to even out temperatures. Closing or covering your vents can create a very warm or dry environment, allowing mold to form or pests to make your attic their new home.