Your home is one of the largest investments you will ever make. As a premier provider of quality roof systems, it is our goal to help your decision making with helpful resources. Today’s metal roof options are far superior to other options and our resources will guide you to making the best selections for your design and application. Upgrading from inferior asphalt shingles is a great investment in your home which will add value and curb appeal. You can learn more about metal roof advantages here.
Everyone wants to have as little impact on our environment as possible – Metal Roofing is a great choice. Metal roofing is designed to last a lifetime. But also consider that metal is recyclable and will not be destined for the landfill like asphalt shingles. Also, in many cases a quality Metal roof can be installed directly over an existing roof, thereby eliminating the time, expense and impact to the environment. In short, a Metal roof is a wise decision for those wanting to minimize the impacts associated with replacing a roof with a new application of asphalt shingles.
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A quality metal roof provides immediate benefits due to the superior reflective properties compared with asphalt shingles. This reflects heat away from the interior during hot summer months yet at the same time will help reflect heat back in during the winter. Not only is metal a better reflector, but the emissive paint applied dramatically improves on this aspect; up to 90% of solar radiation is reflected back and away from your house which saves on summer cooling bills. In some cases as much as 20% or higher.
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A quality Metal Roof can easily last 50 years or more, while asphalt shingles frequently need replacement in far shorter time spans as depicted above. In fact, longevity is the number one reason sighted by consumers as the choice for a Metal roof over any other option.
When you consider all the advantages – longevity, reduced maintenance, reduced repair and increased cost savings – a Metal roof is a clear winner that retains its beauty longer than asphalt.
Step up to a Metal roof! No more worries about the effects of heat, wind, heavy rains, hail or snow. And say “goodbye” to the items affecting inferior asphalt, wood, tile and slate roofs. No more rot, decay, leaking, loss of material, wind damage and short life. Discover for yourself why the demand for Metal Roofs are increasing in both new construction and replacement roofs.
Heat and sun are relentless on your roof regardless of material. So why not select the one material designed to withstand the effects of heat? Take that heat and reflect it up and away from your home. Don’t put up with a heavy, hot, heat sponge and your home any longer.
Select a material that is not affected by solar radiation, Metal. Wood, asphalt and other materials all degrade with UV radiation. Between the heat and UV light, wood, asphalt and other materials dry out and decay over time becoming brittle, exposing cracks and warps.
Metal roofs will never curl, warp, crack or become brittle due to heat and UV radiation.
When you really think about it, an asphalt, wood, clay or slate roof is riddled with cracks, seams and gaps. As hard as we try to seal these up, they will all eventually become vulnerable to damage caused by water, ice & snow. These water elements will find their way into any exposed areas causing them to rot and decay.
A Metal Roof by its very design is capable to withstand water, ice and snow far better than any other material.
People often wonder if metal roofs attract lightning. Metal conducts electricity but it does not “draw” it. Lightning will typically hit the highest object around and rarely is that the top of the house. Additionally, a lightning protection specialist, if desired, can ground metal roofs.
Sun – Water – Wind, the big 3 with regards to roof damage.
Lab test have proven that a 30 year old Metal Roof is still as structural sound as a brand new Metal Roof with regards to withstanding the affects of high wind. Amazing! No other material even comes close.
Not all areas of the country are prone to hail, but in some areas hail is a annual concern. To be brief, Metal Roofs stand up to hail.
Metal Roofs are designed to meet and exceed UL 2218 / Class IV with regard to hail. This is the highest rating in the industry. Because of this, if you live in an area that is prone to hail, you may qualify for a discount on your homeowners’ insurance by having a Metal Roof installed. Can an asphalt roof do that for you? Metal Roofs continue to provide this protection for decades while other materials become more susceptible to damage as they age.
When it comes to mitigating the risks fire damage, metal roofing is the best option. Metal resists airborne sparks and burning debris from chimneys, fire pits or wildfires. Many homeowners save money on insurance premiums after upgrading to metal from a wood shingle or shake roof. As an added advantage, the low weight of metal roofing significantly reduces the risk of roof collapse if there is a fire inside the house. This can provide firefighters with more time to help save the home and its contents.