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We specialize in metal roofing installations for commercial and residential buildings. Our team will work with you to create a customized metal roofing system that meets your specific needs. Properly installed, metal roofs can provide long-term performance and protection for your building. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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The Advantages of Metal Roofs
Although metal roofs for residential dwellings might be noisy, there is no denying their durability. Aluminum has a 70-year lifespan. It is used in the manufacturing of aircraft. The material is not corroded by prolonged moisture exposure the way copper, zinc, and steel are.
Storms with hail will move shingle surface debris, which will block gutters. In fact, following a powerful hailstorm, single-ply membranes will have significant bruises. Metal roofs are resistant to bruising, punctures, and dents and can survive many hits in the same area.
Superior Fire Resistant
Heat conductors include copper, zinc, aluminum, steel, and tin. However, unlike single-ply membranes, wood shakes, clay tiles, and asphalt shingles, they are not combustible. In the unfortunate event that the house catches fire, it will withstand the flames for the longest period, unless the fire causes the foundation and other supporting structures to cave in.
Electrical conduction is prevented by coated metal roofs. The extra layer effectively shields it from powerful thunderstorms, steering danger away from the building and its occupants.
Effective UV Protection and Insulation
The roofing material alone offers good protection against harmful ultraviolet radiation and enhances building insulation when combined with felt roofing underlayment, a special metal roof coat (if offered by manufacturers), and other roofing materials.
A roofing coat extends the lifespan of a metal roof by adding a layer of protection. By supporting the roofing felt with an additional airtight seal, it results in a home that is leak-proof and well-insulated, potentially cutting energy expenses by 10–25%.
The purpose of a roofing coat is to increase more than simply the metal roofs of residential buildings’ longevity, durability, and insulating properties. Its availability in a variety of hues enables homeowners to choose the perfect coat that complements the design of their home.
Typical Materials for Metal Roofs for Residential & Commercial Buildings
Many houses with colonial or Roman construction in the early 16th century had metal roofs as part of their architecture. Designers and masons frequently used the metal roofing materials gold, silver, and copper at that time.
Copper roofs are still less expensive nowadays than gold and silver ones. It is more expensive than metal or aluminum roofs though. Although they stain bricks, concrete, and siding when the material corrodes from moisture, they add a very attractive curb appeal that raises the real-estate value of the property when utilized as a roofing material.
Similar to galvanized steel, zinc is a highly malleable and long-lasting substance. It is also environmentally beneficial. Zinc roof producers utilize fewer materials and less energy to make them.
Designer residential or commercial properties use zinc made by sheet metal manufacturers. Due to its extreme malleability, producers can precisely reproduce the designer’s specifications. It can be compared to sculptors’ or potters’ malleable clay.
Metals suitable for use in airplanes include aluminum. Contractors prefer metal roofs because of their weight and resistance to corrosion, and they notably advise them for homes near the sea or other areas with a lot of salt air.
Aluminum roofs are expected to last 70 years despite bending almost as easily as copper and zinc because of their non-corroding qualities. To protect the health of their roof, especially during a severe hailstorm, property owners may need to request maintenance services from professionals.
Due to its incredible strength, steel is an excellent roofing material. Steel-roofed buildings have an advantage when living in areas that experience intense windstorms or rainstorms with strong winds. However, because of their weight, homeowners will have to add more roofing joists to effectively support them.
Different types of steel roofs include:
- Galvanized Steel: Comes with a layer of zinc to prevent corrosion of the core steel layer. Additionally, it makes roofing coating adhere better.
- Galvalume Steel: Uses an aluminum and zinc coating to provide steel the same advantages as galvanized steel.
- Weathering Steel: Most industrial buildings use it because it adds an extra layer of steel for protection.
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There are two major types of roofs. They are Sloped Roofing and Flat Roofing. As you can see from the photos, many houses and commercial buildings typically are one or the other, but there are also many examples of houses which have a sloped roof in the front with a flat roof in the back, or vice versa. The materials used for sloped roofing is different from the materials used for flat roofing. Below is a very brief summary for each of the different types of materials used.
|Type: Sloped Roofing
|Value-priced materials; Low – Medium Cost
|Extremely Low for Farm-House Medium-High priced for Residential
|Value-priced options which are made to look like different materials
|Longevity in leak protection
|Longevity in leak protection with a unique visual appeal
|Unique visual appeal
|Unique visual appeal
|What is it
|Extremely common in residential houses. Known as architectural shingles or asphalt roof shingles
|Two types of metal roofs – one for farm-house applications and the other for houses which look like Shingles
|A metal roof made with Copper
|Cedar shakes, a natural wood product, provides a thick and unique look
|Slate, a natural rock made into tiles provides a thick and unique look
Metal Roof Styles
Standing Seam Metal Roofs
Standing seam metal roofs are produced by manufacturers in enormous panels. These panels contain various interlocking mechanisms. Contractors may select metal panels with exposed nail and screw systems based on the property’s attractiveness.
Hidden interlocking systems that provide improved insulation and UV protection are frequently used in luxurious homes. Comparatively speaking, standing seam metal roofs are simple to install and simple fix.
Metal Shingle Roofing
Using metal roofing materials, manufacturers replicate conventional roofing materials including shingles, wood shakes, clay or slate tiles, and others. Manufacturers provide homeowners with styled metal roofing, a cost-effective and property-improving solution that combines the advantages of metal with residential-focused aesthetics.