Reports from the National Roofing Contractors Association indicate that homeowners are significantly increasing their selection of metal roofing as knowledge of the benefits of these roof systems grows. No longer just the corrugated barn or industrial roofs of the past, modern metal roofing offers high-tech solutions for durability, fire resistance, sustainability and aesthetic appeal that homeowners want.
When properly installed by professional contractors, such as the ones you find here at Roofing-Pro, a metal roofing system will last for the life of your house. This roof uses fewer seams along with waterproof panels, so it will consistently seal out water from rain, snow, ice or sleet. Interlocking panels are designed to withstand high winds up to 120 miles an hour, while remaining resistant to mildew, insects and rot. Most suppliers offer warranties from 20 to 50 years with minimal maintenance.
Metal roofing is not flammable, of course, and as such they have a Class A fire rating, the highest safety rating for fire resistance. (This could be affected by combustible materials used in sheathing or insulation underneath, if metal roofing is installed on top of a flammable substance such as wood shingles.)
More often than not, metal roofing, which is surprisingly lightweight, can be installed on top of the existing roof. This benefit shortens installation time and expense and eliminates the cost of removing old shingles and the impact on local landfills. And, modern systems are manufactured from10-60 percent recycled materials. Metal roofing is superior at reflecting sunlight and its radiant heat, which helps save on utility bills and may even qualify for tax credits. The material itself has a low insulation value, but often dead-air space is utilized between the metal and the deck to maximize energy efficiency.
Metal panels are the most familiar pattern of metal roofing. Also called standing-seam roofing, this option features vertical ribs every six-to-12 inches and gives a clean, contemporary look to many home styles from mountain cabins to contemporary estates. Metal shingles offer quite a bit of variety because the shingles can be manufactured to mimic everything from Spanish tiles to wood shakes to slate shingles and can even be finished with granulated topcoats that disguise the metal altogether. Both options come in almost-limitless choices of color to complement your home’s architecture and will not fade, turn chalky or crack with age.
Just contact the professionals here at Roofing-Pro to answer your questions or schedule a free estimate. We are proud to provide roofing, siding, windows, gutters and downspouts, and doors to homes across the Triad from east of Burlington to west of Winston-Salem. You can call us at 336-485-4163 or click on the “Contact Us” tab online.
We offer zero percent interest and no payments for 12 months. And, when you purchase metal roofing from us, we include five-inch seamless gutters and downspouts or custom-fitted and colored shutters for the front of your home as a “Thank You” for being our valued customer.