We have two metal roofing specialists who have the specialized training and experience necessary to install the metal roof of your choice. They can explain your options and how they will affect your overall roofing budget.
The two most important factors in calculating cost are the style of roofing and the shape and pitch of your home’s roof. Our contractors can come to your home, inspect your current roof, or look at your blue prints, then give you an estimate.
Metal roofs are premium roofs that need proper installation to provide the maximum benefit. Metal roofs should be installed by roofers who have special training and experience in a wide variety of metal roofing. If standing water accumulates on the roof due to improper installation, the roof can sustain severe damage. Also, a disreputable roofer could install a metal roof using low-grade inferior metals and fasteners which are thinner, so they can dent and rust. Metal roofing materials are often attached as large panels. As the seasons and temperatures change these materials can expand and contract. If they are not properly installed with fasteners that allow for the changes, the panels may loosen and need repair.
MORE FACTS ABOUT METAL ROOFS You might wonder whether a metal roof would increase your roofs chances of being hit by lightning. However, a metal roof protects your property by dispersing the energy safely throughout the structure. During wildfires and lightning storms their fire resistance can give the homeowner peace of mind.
The metal roof can also provide durable protection during snow and hail storms that would damage shingled roofs. Unfortunately, the metal can be a bit noisy during rain and hail storms. When properly installed with solid sheathing, a metal roof on your home can actually silence unwanted noise from rain, hail and bad weather, more than other roofing materials. More insulation can be also added to further reduce noise, but this adds to the cost of installation. A side benefit of the insulation could be lower heating costs. Energy savings from the solar radiant heat a metal roof attracts can reduce cooling costs by up to 10-25%.
Environmentally friendly, metal roofs not only have 25-95% recycled content, depending on the brand and material used, but they are also 100% recyclable. Shingles from other materials, such as asphalt, add to the waste created by building related repairs. This can be as high as 20 billion pounds per year. Making the decision to install a metal roof ensures a strong, long-lasting roof that requires less maintenance and provides superior protection from the surprises nature can bring. However, do to the increased cost of materials and installation, as a property owner, you should carefully consider all the pros and cons. If you have any questions, give us a call at (541) 408-9346, and we would be happy to help.
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF A METAL ROOF The initial cost for a premium metal roof can be higher than shingles or other roofing materials. But in the long run, you could save money. Asphalt roofs often require re-roofing every 10 to 20 years, but a high-quality metal roof can last 40-70 years. However, investing in a metal roof may only make sense, if you plan to stay in your home long enough to enjoy the cost benefits. Fortunately, a metal roof can also increase the resale value of your home.
Metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour, depending on the material. They will not corrode or crack. Some metals are also very impact resistant. Steel metal roofing has a “metallic coating” made of either zinc or a combination of zinc and aluminum. This prevents rust from forming and is bonded to the steel at the factory. Paint is then applied over the coating to give the long-lasting color property owners require. A Metal roof doesn’t need the regular maintenance that other roofing materials often require.