Metal roofing is a long-term investment
If you own homes in Charlotte and Concord, NC as an investment and you need to replace the roof on one of them, replacing it with a metal roof will save you money over the long term. Although more expensive to install, metal roofing last about three times as long as asphalt roofing, with much less need for maintenance. It is also more resistant to weather and completely resistant to fire, so it should lower your insurance rates.
If the cost still worries you, shop around. You’ll find that aluminum and steel are the least expensive metals. Of the two, aluminum is lighter and more rust-resistant, but galvanized steel can withstand wind and hail better. If cost is less of an object, copper is the most durable, but also one of the most expensive. A residential roofing company that works with metal will have a price list.
Getting the most for your money
There are things you can do to make sure your metal roofing will last as long as it can. First, make sure the screws on the roof, and any other metal in contact with it, is the same metal as the roofing itself, to prevent galvanic corrosion. Clean your gutters regularly, so they don’t become clogged and cause water to pool on your roof. Using a long-handled brush, clean leaves and other debris out of the roof valleys for the same reason. After every storm, inspect the edges and seams of the roofing for rust or signs the sealant is wearing off.
There are also things you should make a point of not doing. Don’t walk on your roof if you can possibly avoid it — not only is it dangerous, it may scuff or dent it. If you need to examine your roof, do so from a ladder propped against the side of your house. If you’ve got housepainters working on your walls, don’t let them use paint sprayers too close to your roof — if paint gets onto your metal roofing, you might never be able to clean it off.
Charlotte’s best metal roofing contractors
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best roofing contractors in Charlotte or Concord, NC, and they offer a 30 to 50 year warranty on their metal roofs. They have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award twice. This family-owned company is also an Owens Corning preferred contractor and a member of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte. These licensed general contractors will give you a free estimate, plan their timeline for work to suit your schedule and provide the materials themselves. If you are interested in a metal roof for a home or business, call today.