Metal Roofing. You’ve seen it on barns, commercial buildings, and it is becoming more and more popular for residential homes. From traditional to modern, metal roofs offer a distinctive look that other roofing materials cannot accomplish. And, with the high winds and hail storms that come through Northern Colorado, metal roofing just makes sense.
The Benefits of Metal Roofs
Metal Roofs offer amazing benefits over concrete or clay tile, fiber cement, architectural shingles, wood shake, or synthetic composite.
Metal roofs are the lightest roofing material available which means that no extra support will be needed in your roofing structure to support them. They are:
- Wind resistant;
- Class 4 Impact Resistant;
- Freeze/Thaw Resistant;
- Low cost of ownership;
- Low maintenance;
- Class A Fire Rated;
- Energy efficient;
- 100% recyclable;
- Last 2-3 times longer than other roofing options; and
- Can often be installed directly over existing shingles.
Types of Metal Roofs
Metal Roof Panels
Metal roofs come in a variety of types. What people most commonly think of when they think metal roofs is corrugated or ribbed metal roof panels that run in one strip from the top of the roof to the gutters. Within metal roof panels, there is a range in cost based on the type of metal and how it is installed.
Metal panel roofs can be made of copper, aluminum, zinc, steel or a combination of metals and come in a virtual array of colors. They are either installed with exposed fasteners (meaning you can see the fasteners on top of the metal) or non-exposed fasteners. Non-exposed fasteners increase installation time and thereby are more expensive.
Tile, Shake or Shingle Metal Roofs
Growing in popularity are metal roofs made to look like tile, shake or shingles. Made from stone coated steel, these roofs offer a more traditional look and the durability of steel roofing. Whether you want to replace your wooden shake shingles with something fire proof or you are tired of replacing clay tiles every time it hails, these new metal roofing options combine the durability of metal with the look you love.
Metal Roofs in the Rain or Hail
In the "old days" metal roofs used to be used on barns and agricultural outbuildings. Because of this they got a bad rap for being noisy in the rain or when it hailed. Metal roofs on a residential or commercial building, today, are not any noisier than an asphalt roof. In residential and commercial properties, the metal roof is installed over an underlayment which helps with noise reduction.
Metal Roofs and Lightning
A common misconception is that metal roofs attract lightning. However, metal roofs have no greater chance of being hit by lightning than any other type of roof material. According to the Metal Construction Association’s Lightning Strikes and Metal Roofing Bulletin, “ a properly grounded metal roof, in accordance with the requirements of NFPA 780, will actually conduct the energy from a lightning strike over the broader area of the roof reducing the amount of heat transferred to the building and reducing the potential of damage due to fire.”
Metal Roof Cost
The cost of a metal roof is going to depend on a number of factors including the type of metal roof you choose, the size of your roof, the slope, and the complexity of your roof. While the cost is typically more expensive than asphalt shingles, you will save money in the long run on maintenance and replacement costs. Ultimately, the best way to find out how much it will cost is for you to call us for a free estimate.
Metal Roof Installers
When you are in need of metal roof installers, you can count on the team at Schultz Roofing & Repair. Not only can we install your metal roof, we will educate you on the types of metal roofing materials available and help you select the best for your property. Whether you are constructing a new building (agricultural, commercial or residential) or looking to replace an existing roof, we will provide you with:
- A FREE Written Estimate;
- Professional Installation;
- Manufacturer’s Warranty; and the
- Schultz Roofing Guarantee.
One of the things that sets us apart is that we don’t align ourselves with just one manufacturer. We are well versed in all the metal roof products on the market and will not recommend a product to you until we have identified your needs, your budget and what is most important to you about a new roof.
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