A roof is one of the most important components of a home. Exposed to the environment at all times, it’s the homeowner’s first line of defense from weather-related problems. There are a lot of options when choosing a roof, but remember first and foremost, it will only be as good as the roofing company you hire to install it. No amount of quality materials can make up for shoddy workmanship.
More and more people now are choosing metal roofing as their roofing of choice. Copper, aluminum or steel roofing materials – are lighter in weight than asphalt shingle roofs. They hold up very well over time and through severe weather, and are extremely energy-efficient. While some people still associate older versions with corrugated and rusty country outbuildings, today’s steel roofs are made with a variety of alloy materials and special resin paints that can handle moisture – even sea salt – without corroding. With proper care and maintenance, you can expect a metal roof installed by professional roofing contractors to last about 60 years. Ask us about the variety of colors and styles available to achieve a beautiful, unique look.
Many insurance companies offer discounts for metal roofing, and this, combined with the long lifespan of the roof, can make it extremely cost-efficient. Using a local roofer may save you money too, since roofers generally use a local shop or form the metal themselves. Again, the key to a quality, long-lasting metal roofing or steel roof is professional installation by someone who knows and understands the nature of the metals they’re using and how they will respond over time.
A home is a critical investment, and a metal roof covers and protects it all. Don’t skimp here; be sure to hire quality residential and commercial roofing professionals, so that whatever your roof is made of, it can protect you well for many years to come.