Metal Roofing Installation
Metal roofs are on the way to becoming the most popular roofing solution. In the past 10 years, metal roofing has more than quadrupled its market share.
Many property owners are installing metal roofs on their new buildings, while many others are upgrading their existing properties. It’s a smart choice for both residential and commercial buildings. Metal roofing can improve aesthetics, increase longevity, and provide you with many other benefits.
Metal Roofing Benefits
Metal roofing surpasses conventional materials in several ways:
At first glance, this might seem confusing. The initial cost of installing a metal roof can be substantially higher than other materials. However two important factors lead to long-term savings. First, metal roofing requires more skilled, precise handling during the installation. As with any materials, careful craftsmanship results in a more durable finished product. Second, metal roofing materials are already a premium product. They do not begin deteriorating as soon as the installation is complete.
When you install a metal roof on your property, that’s likely to be the last time you ever worry about roofing issues. Over a 30-year period, owners who settle for asphalt roofing materials will have to replace their roofing 2 times. In contrast, metal roofing typically comes with a 50-year warranty.
Additional investment value comes from reduced maintenance costs. To make sure an asphalt roof lasts its full lifespan, it requires extra maintenance from professional crews. On the other hand, a metal roof is almost maintenance-free. Typically all you have to do is spray it down with water once in a while. Metal roofs save you time and worry.
As an extra bonus for Texas residents, some insurance companies offer discounts of up to 35% to homeowners with metal roofs. Contact The Roofing Experts, where our experienced insurance adjuster can help you get the full details.
Metal roofs reflect radiant heat from the sun, minimizing midday heat gain. In addition, many systems utilize a dead-air space between the metal and the roof deck. Even though the metal itself is low in insulation R-value, this method increases the energy efficiency and reduces the need for air conditioning during the day. This can lower your cooling costs by 10-25%.
The durability of metal roofing is unquestionable – when installed properly, it can last as long as the building itself.
Traditional asphalt roofing materials have an estimated life expectancy of 12-20 years, while metal roofing can last 40-70 years. Warranties vary, but companies commonly back their products for 20-50 years. Paint finishes typically have a 30-year limited warranty.
Metal roofing resists the culprits that most often degrade roofing, such as fire, mildew, insects, or rot. Some metals are also impact-resistant, which further reduces periodic maintenance costs.
Interlocking panels provide maximum strength, able to withstand wind gusts of up to 140 mph.
Metal roofing’s interlock panels are designed to seal out rain and snow. Because the metal surfaces are slick, they also quickly shed snow accumulation, preventing that water weight from causing any problems.
Because metal roofs are noncombustible, they do not spark or ignite during fires or even from lightning strikes. They’re given a Class A (most resistant) fire rating.
To be candid, some metal roofing projects may receive a lower fire rating. This is because part of the classification depends on materials beneath the surface. For example, metal roofs applied over wood shingles often receive a Class C rating.
Ceramic tile roofing weighs 750 pounds per square (approximately 100 square feet), while concrete tile weighs in at 900 pounds per square. In contrast, metal roofing is lightweight – most varieties run less than 150 pounds per square. This reduced load on the building frame helps preserve structural integrity and extend the life of your property.
Some types of metal roofing materials can even be installed over an existing roof without the need for tear-off or for additional structural support. In fact, for new construction, metal roofing may allow you to reduce the number of roof support members.
Metal roofing opens up new opportunities for home improvements. It simplifies the roofing aspect of a renovation project and makes it easy to upgrade an entire roof.
Speed and Ease of Installation
Metal roofing materials typically come in multiple-shingle sections or panels which an experienced contractor can install quickly. Reducing the project time-frame by two days can be a vital benefit amid the constantly changing Texas weather forecasts.
Color and Design
Aesthetic reasons sometimes prompt a property owner to upgrade their roofing. Metal roofing offers a wide selection in terms of color and design. You are sure to find an elegant style that fits well with your home design or neighborhood patterns.
Minimal Roof Pitch
Increasing your design options, metal roofing can be installed with minimum pitch. Even with a pitch of 3-in-12 (that is, the roof rises vertically 3 inches for each 12 inches horizontal), there is still no leak potential.
In the past, roofing has been rough on the environment. Most shingle tear-off ends up as part of the building-related waste stream – up to 20 billion pounds of waste each year. However with metal roofing, you can choose materials that have 25-95% recycled content. In addition, these materials are 100% recyclable at the end of their roofing usefulness.
The Right Contractor
The contractor you select to install your metal roofing has a major impact on whether you obtain these amazing benefits. The Metal Roofing Experts’ workmanship guarantees you the best installation, unlocking your metal roofing’s potential of longevity and durability.
We provide the highest quality installations since the metal roofing sector is our specialty. Our contractors have wide experience on different roofing designs and needs. They are committed and versatile, bringing all the required skills and knowledge to help you with every installation need. No job is too big or too small.
Our installation services also make it easier for you to upgrade your roof later. We understand that owners want their properties to stay chic and stylish. We offer all-around services, including advice on the best materials, colors, and designs for your property. An excellent installation saves you time and money in many ways.
Give us a call for more information on how Metal Roofing Experts can help you.