Metal roofing is a non-traditional alternative that, although it has a higher initial price, should last 2-3 times longer than traditional roofs which last 10-20 years. Though it can look sleek and modern, the use of metal roofing is hardly new. It has been used for more than 2,000 years when copper was first used for roofs, and has advanced and evolved into the metal roofing we use today.
They come in a large range of colors and designs and can even have the appearance of asphalt shingles, tiles, or cedar shakes. They can come in copper, stainless steel, aluminum, or steel. We install standing seam and R-Panel. The exposed fastener systems work great for barns, pavilions, carports; however, we do not recommend this panel for structures with interior use. Eventually, the fasteners wear out and offer water access to the interior of a building. Our standing seam options have no exposed fasteners and come with a variety of components that make for an excellent long-term roofing system.
Metal roofs are environmentally friendly. Reflective ones, such as those white in color, reflect the sun’s heat away from your building, allowing your air conditioning system to run more efficiently. Their reflectiveness can reduce cooling costs by 10-25% and extend the life of your air conditioning system which won’t have to work as hard to cool the building. Many metal roofs today are made mostly of recycled material, and they are 100% recyclable when it comes time, many decades after installation, to replace them.
Metal roofs are mostly chosen for their durability. They won’t crack, can withstand the strongest wind gusts, they won’t corrode and can even be dent resistant. All of these things add up to less maintenance as well.
With the increasing periods of drought, wildfires have become a serious concern everywhere. Metal roofs are resistant to fire and won’t spark on fire during wildfires, lightning strikes, or close proximity to fire. They’re simply safer than roofs made with other materials.
If installed correctly, your metal roof will endure many years of protecting your home or building.