Metal roofing is longer lasting, durable and more weather-resistant. Metal is a much better overall investment: there are numerous colors and panel profiles to choose from; it does not burn, rot, warp, split, or crack; and is impervious to termites and pests.
The noise generated by a metal roof that is properly installed over a flat deck and insulation is no greater than that of a shingle system.
There are colors and profiles available that blend in with existing shingle colors. Local building codes and neighborhood bylaws should be addressed when considering metal roofing.
A quality metal roof that is properly installed should last the lifetime of the owner. In fact, because metal withstands so many elements, metal roofing is known for its attractive life cycle.
Properly installed metal roofing will withstand inclement weather (high winds, hail, snow and rain) better than any other roofing material. Metal easily sheds snow and ice and does not absorb water, which can lead to cracking and rotting in the freeze-thaw cycling in other materials. In testing, metal systems have withstood winds up to 200 mph and have historically survived hurricanes and wind storms when other materials have failed. In addition, metal does not burn, rot, warp, split, or crack and is impervious to termites and pests.
Steel roofing weighs form .7 to 1.3 lbs. per square foot depending upon the gauge and configuration. Shingles average 2 to 2.5 lbs. per square foot. Clay tile weighs approximately 10 lbs. per square foot.
Metal roofing is custom-cut to the nearest inch based on individual project measurements, and panels are available in lengths up to 40′. Color-matching trim is available.
Metal roofing should be applied over a flat deck and felt paper with wood screws as recommended by the manufacturer. A basic knowledge of sheet metal work is required for trimming panels, cutting valleys, hips and penetrations, fitting of trim and proper application of fasteners.
Although the initial expense of metal roof systems may be higher than shingles, the lifetime cost-benefit ratio of metal roofing has been unequivocally proven superior to that of either shake, slate, or tiles. Please feel free to contact us for current market material and installation rates.