by Suzanne Huntzinger

Fall is here and that means it’s time to work that list of home maintenance projects, like replacing your roof. The experts at Watergate Roofing have some advice that might make your roofing choice a little easier.

Watergate offers a wide range of roofing products, metal roofing becoming a widely popular choice. Metal roofing is a quality product that offers long lasting durability, so homeowners don’t have to worry about replacing their roof every time it storms. “The plated steel protects your home against high winds and hail,” says Millie Hindes, owner of Indianapolis based Watergate Roofing. The reflective metal surface also protects against extreme heat, keeping your home cooler and making it more energy efficient. The alloy is also resistant to cracking, blistering, eroding, moss and algae growth, which means less maintenance. The steel is coated with zinc, making it rust resistant, though the color may change after time.

“Metal roofs cost about the same as slate and tile, which is a lot more than asphalt.” But in addition to the energy efficiency, metal roofing offers other cost savings benefits that make it well worth the investment. Your homeowner’s insurance may offer a discount for using metal since it’s hail resistant, or you might get a tax credit because of its energy efficiency. Even better, using metal roofing might increase the resale value of your home by as much as six percent.

Call Watergate roofing today at 317-771-5489, to explore options for replacing your roof or visit their website at