What Makes a Matterhorn® Roof Different From a Normal Roof?

Metal roofs are durable and energy-efficient. Unfortunately, they’re not the most aesthetic choice. Despite the resurgence of modern farmhouses, a lot of homeowners still associate metal roofs with sheds and factories.

Luckily, manufacturers have been able to produce cost-effective and durable roofing that mimics the look of aesthetically pleasing materials like wood and slate. One of them is the CertainTeed® Matterhorn®.

Even Lower Cooling Costs

Thanks to its polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) Tri-Pigment Reflective Technology®, a Matterhorn roof can reflect nearly 90% of heat and lower surface temperatures by 50 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees fahrenheit. Lower roof temperatures, in turn, translate to a reduction in cooling costs by 10% to 25%.

A Longer Lifespan

Heat and ultraviolet (UV) rays can break down a roof’s protective layers over time, drastically shortening its lifespan. The average lifespan for a metal roof is 40 years. Thanks to its superior reflective capabilities, a Matterhorn roof can last 10 years longer.

Cost-Effective Visual and Curb Appeal

When choosing a roof, you usually need to strike a balance between aesthetics and durability. Wood, for example, is known for its classic appeal. However, it needs to be maintained regularly to prevent rot and other moisture issues. As mentioned earlier, metal is durable but not aesthetically pleasing. Matterhorn doesn’t have to compromise on either quality.

Matterhorn can mimic the look and feel of classic roofing materials. Slate is one of the most aesthetically pleasing and expensive materials on the market. Matterhorn slate can offer you the same sleek aesthetic and long-lasting durability – but at a more affordable cost. 

Of course, even the most durable roof won’t last long if it isn’t installed properly. To avoid costly installation errors, only hire a certified residential roofing services company.

Looking for a certified contractor in your area?

Rapid Roofing, a GAF Master Elite® contractor, offers roof and skylight installation services. To get a free estimate, call us at (734) 234-1174 or (269) 222-7171. Or, fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Ann Arbor, MI.