Homeowners, who seek to increase the resale value of their home, reroof with a metal roof. Many people are not aware that metal roofs are the longest lasting and the best value in the industry. Their first thought s regarding metal roofs is the old corrugated sheet metal used to cover barns and tool sheds, while others only see them applicable for fast food restaurants or commercial buildings. The truth is that metal roofs are fast becoming a beautiful and stylish option for residential homes ranging from high end luxurious homes to regular tract homes in the average subdivision.
The reason for this rise in popularity is because prudent homeowners understand that no other type of roofing material is as capable of protecting your home from severe weather elements as well as increasing your home value. With regard to designs that are available, metal roofing is available in styles that replicate everything from asphalt shingles to slate to clay tiles.
The efficiency of metal roofing
Buyers should understand that the initial cost for a metal roof is greater than that of an asphalt roof or most other roofing materials, but the service life of metal roofing is far superior. In fact, industry standards reveal that metal roofing lasts two to three times longer than any other type of roof. Metal roofing is also more energy efficient. By its nature, it reflects heat in the summer and insulates during the winter season. Most metal roofing manufacturers offer real lifetime warranties in excess of 30 to 50 years. Metal roofing increases resale value, not only because of its beauty, but also because of its fire resistance. Metal roofing is generally known to lower insurance rates in many states across the country.
Why metal roofing lasts so long
Residential metal roofing is usually made from steel, aluminum, and sometimes copper. Rolls or sheets of steel are given a special coating that is formulated to prevent rust. The most common coatings are either zinc or a mixture of aluminum and zinc which is also called galvalume or zincalume. Experts agree that galvalume offers longer rust prevention qualities. The coatings are available in several grades of thicknesses; naturally, the thicker the coating, the longer the protection and the higher the cost.
Next, the protected steel is coated with a special paint that is bonded to the metal by static electricity or it is baked on, much like automobile paint. Aluminum does not rust so aluminum sheets are not treated with a rust proof coating but they do get painted. Copper, is a natural, organic metal that is never coated nor painted because it may weather but it never corrodes. Realistically, because of its cost, copper is usually only found to be used in the most elaborate styles of roofing.
One of the best Charlotte metal roofing companies
If you are considering a metal roof to replace your existing one, consider Advanced Roofing and Exteriors, located in Charlotte, NC. They specialize in residential and commercial roofing installation, repair and inspections. They are known locally as a “one stop” source for metal roofing, and a host of exterior home improvement projects. Advanced Roofing and Exteriors utilizes metal roofing materials from the top manufacturers in the industry. They offer you a quality selection of brands and types of roofing materials to meet your specific needs and taste. Call their office today to schedule a free estimate to reroof with a metal roof.