Repairing your metal roof can be a daunting task. Whether your roof is a standing seam, has architectural shingles, or is a “wood shake” style of roof, you need to know the basics of roof design to make the smartest decisions for your home.
Metal Roof Basics
Metal roofing has made a comeback for savvy contemporary homeowners. Newer styles like trendy architectural shingles or copper accent roofs have taken housing by storm. There are many reasons why homeowners today gravitate towards metal roofing. The longevity and durability of a metal room has no comparison. While traditional asphalt roofing needs to be replaced roughly every fifteen to twenty years, a properly installed metal roof lasts for over fifty years.
Metal roofing protects your home despite strong winds, blizzards, rainstorms, fire, and hail. Both mold and mildew resistant, metal roofing does not have the same problems as roofs made of natural materials. Additionally, metal roofing is critter-resistant. Your metal roof is also flame resistant, meaning that the roof protects your home better from wildfires and stray embers.
You can install your metal roof over an existent roof. Speak with your roofing contractor about this possibility which will save you demolition and labor costs considerably.
An Economical Environmental Choice
Metal roofs come in a variety of colors. For homeowners who live in a hotter environment, lighter paints will save thousands in cooling costs. No matter where you live, choose a paint color and coating that will improve the overall protection and energy efficiency of your roof. Metal roofing is often made of recyclable materials and can be fully recycled. Finally, many metal roofs are ideal for solar panels, further saving you energy costs in the long term. Call us today to find out more about our professional roofing installation.