4 Interesting and Little-Known Facts About Your Roof

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Most people don’t give much thought to their roofs. The roof is one of the most important parts of your home because it protects you from the weather and helps complete your home’s style.

Facts About Your Roof

As an experienced roofer, we think about roofs all the time. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of several interesting and little-known facts about the roof:

  1. The Thousand-Year Roof – People have found clay roofs that have lasted for more than a thousand years. While we can’t promise the same exact performance, our clay roofs can definitely protect your home for many decades. Clay roofs have durability and longevity you can count on.

  2. The Lightning Myth – A fairly common metal roof myth is that this roof material puts your home at risk of a lightning strike. This is not true because lightning is equally drawn to other materials, not just metals. As one of the most experienced roofers in our area, we can state that a metal roof is not struck any more frequently than other roofing materials. In fact, metal roofs can protect your home from lightning because they are noncombustible.

  3. The Leafy Green Roof – People can actually use their roofs as a food source. Garden roofs can have many plants and vegetables covering the roof surface. Roof gardens can reduce stormwater runoff, the urban heat island effect, and energy consumption. They can also improve air and water quality.

  4. Hot Water Roofing – You can even use your metal roof to heat your water. When a metal roof is installed, it can be designed to trap hot air. This hot air can then help preheat the hot water tank and help save a significant amount of money. These savings can help complement the savings you can get from an energy-efficient metal roof.

When it comes to roofing, we’re the leading choice. Great Roofing and Restoration is one of the few companies who has earned the GAF Master Elite™ certification, putting us in the top 3% of all roofers in North America. We have a lot of experience installing tile, metal, and asphalt shingle roofs on all kinds of homes. We serve many areas in Colorado and Ohio including Cincinnati and the surrounding areas. Call us at (513) 788-2288 to learn more roofs or ask for a free estimate.