Are you looking for a metal roofing contractor? In the past, metal roofs were not considered to be traditional roofing. However, metal roofing is gaining in popularity because of their features. Metal roofs are durable, very lightweight, maintenance free, fire retardant and energy efficient. Another great quality of metal is that it can be formed to imitate the appearance of almost any other style roofing. Metal roofs have a life expectancy ranging from 30-50 years.
Today’s metal roofs are made to appear like other roofing items. They can be any texture, pattern or color. There are metal shingle roofing; metal tile roofing and metal shake roofing products available, along with a wide variety of other metal roofing products. Metal re-roofing is also a great option for those who wish to alter to a more sustainable roofing product!
Metal roofing can be very beneficial in many ways. Metal roofs provide added protection against all elements of weather. One of the main reasons metal roofs are popular is the snow removal factor. Snow slides off easily, leaving your roof free of the added weight. In addition, the construction of metal roofing offers added protection against earthquakes. This is especially beneficial in places like Utah or Arizona where there is a wealth of sun.
Another advantage of metal roofs is that steel is the most recycled material in North America, making it an environmentally friendly choice. The surfaces of metal roofs reflect solar energy and re-emit the heat, creating a more cost effective home. This reflective surface will also save you money in the long run with tax credits and energy savings.
Ironically, the biggest pro for metal roofs, snow removal, can also be the biggest con. Most people think they want the snow and ice to slide off their roof, but when it does it can be hazardous. The snow tends to fall in large, heavy quantities which could result is serious injury to anyone in the direct path of the snow fall. Damage may also be caused to your property below as well as the pipes and flashing on your roof.
Unfortunately most property owners end up installing a snow retention system to keep the snow in place.
Common Types Of Metal Roofs:
Galvanized Steel Roofs
Stainless Steel Roofs
Standing Joint Metal Roofs
In the end, it is up to you as a property owner to decide which material will best suit your roof. Metal roofing has some disadvantages, yet it can be the best choice for some roofs.
Stanlee Construction can help assist provide you more in-depth details as you make the decision of what roof you would like to install on your property. Our experienced crew are able to install asphalt and metal roofs to meet your needs. Contact us today for a free, fast estimate.