A year of metal roofing

Metal roofing in Charlotte, NCThe year of the metal roofing

This is the story of a year in the career of a 5v crimp metal roof somewhere in Charlotte or Concord, NC. It is made of galvanized 24-gauge steel. Its panels are crimped firmly together, and its zinc coating protects it from rust.

The year began with an unexpected hailstorm. The hailstones were the size of gravel, and dislodged asphalt and wood shingles on many of the neighboring houses. The steel roof shrugged them off. This was followed by a heavy snowstorm. Inches of snow accumulated on the roof, but its surface was smooth. The snow slid off it as soon as the temperature rose above freezing.

It was a wet spring, with several heavy rains. The metal, set flush against the solid wood of the roof, made no noise at all.

Then came summer, with temperatures in the nineties. If anyone had gone up there and touched the bare metal while it was lying out there in the hot sun all day, they would have said it was blazing hot — but it shed the heat every time the sun moved behind a cloud, and lost it quickly when the sun moved low in the sky. The shining steel reflected most of the light and heat from the sun, and lowered the air conditioning bills for the whole house. There were many thunderstorms that summer, but only once was the roof struck by lightning. It dissipated the strike throughout the structure, and no fires were started.

During the fall, the edge of a tropical storm passed over the house. 40-mile-per-hour winds swept over the surface of the roof… and did absolutely nothing. It was ready for another winter.

Metal roofing is more expensive than shingles, but lasts much longer. Carefully maintained, a metal roof can last 40 to 60 years. After a few decades, you will have recovered the cost of installation in full simply from not having had to repair or replace it. According to the Metal Roofing Association, metal roofing can also cut homeowners’ insurance premiums by up to 35 percent in some states.

There is more than one kind of metal roofing. In addition to 5V crimp, there is standing seam, which is made of rolls of metal fastened together along vertical seams. Other metals often used in roofing are copper and aluminum.

Charlottes best roofing contractors

Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are Charlottes best roofing contractors, and they offer a 30 to 50 year warranty on their metal roofing. They have won the Angies 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 metal roofing for a building in Charlotte or Concord, NC, call today.