Different kinds of metal roofing

Metal roofing in Charlotte, NCMetal roofing lasts a long time

Metal roofing may be more expensive than asphalt or composite shingles, but it lasts much longer — 40 to 60 years, if properly maintained. Some metal roofs have a warranty that guarantees that the roof will withstand a certain amount of wind or a certain size of hailstone. It is no more prone to lightning than any other roof, and of course it never catches fire. After a few decades, you make back the cost of installation just from not having had to repair or replace it. But even if you move away long before then, having a roof guaranteed to last for several decades more will increase the resale value of your home or place of business.

Metal roofing saves you money in other ways too. According to the Metal Roofing Association, metal roofing can also cut homeowners’ insurance premiums by up to 35 percent in some states. Being more reflective than asphalt, it does not heat up as much as shingles on hot, sunny days. This will lower your air conditioning bills and help the environment by saving electricity.

Metal roofing, like asphalt, is installed over a layer of felt, which is placed above ice and water shields. In addition to keeping out the water, this will dampen the noise of rain to silence.

Different kinds of metal roofing

Types of metal roofing include 5V crimp, which consists of metal panels, and standing seam. Standing seam roofs have long panels with seams running between them. With fewer seams, it does not have nearly as many potential leak points as a shingle roof, and because the seams are slightly elevated above the roof panels, water will not collect there. There are ways of reinforcing the valleys to further encourage water to run off rather than pool.

Metals often used in roofing are copper (which weathers without varnishing), 24-gauge steel (which needs a zinc coating to prevent rust) and 0.032 aluminum. With the aid of paint and finishing, metal can be made to look like shingles, tile or anything else, so even those who prefer the look of a more traditional roof can take advantage of the benefits of metal roofing.

Charlotte’s best source for metal roofing

Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are Charlotte’s best roofing contractors, 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 building in Charlotte or Concord, NC, call today.