If you are a home or business owner in the Charlotte or Concord, NC area and you want to make a long-term investment in your current location, consider having metal roofing installed on your roof. They are more expensive than asphalt or composite shingles, but they last much longer — from 40 to 60 years, with the proper maintenance. Types of metal roofing you might consider include 5V crimp, which consists of metal panels, and standing seam, which consists of rolls of metal fastened together along vertical seams.
Metal roofing has other advantages beyond longevity. They reflect heat better than other shingles, keeping your house cool in the summer and lowering your air-conditioning bills. They do not catch fire, and are no more likely to be hit by lightning than any other roofs — but if hit, they will safely disperse the lightning. And forget the old stories about the sound of rain on a tin roof — metal roofing sets flush against a wooden deck make less noise when hit by rain, hail or tree branches than almost any other material. And they are fully recyclable and often partly made of recycled metal.
Your choice of metals
One metal that has been used in roofing for a very long time is copper. Copper has the advantage that, even without paint or other coating, it weathers without varnishing. The U.S. Capitol roof and the Statue of Liberty are two famous examples of long-lasting structures made of weathered copper. Other good materials for a roof are 24-gauge steel, which needs a zinc coating to prevent rust, or 0.032 aluminum.
If the appearance of a metal roof is not to your taste, remember that a metal roof does not have to look like a metal roof. Paint and finishing can not only give you a roof the color you want, but make it look like tile, wood or asphalt.
Charlotte roofing experts
Metal roofing will stay on your roof longer than you stay in your building, eventually recovering the cost of installation in full — but even if you move away early, you have not lost your investment. A roof that is guaranteed to last for several decades more will boost the resale value of your home or place of business.
If this sounds right for you, look for a roofing company in your area that is guaranteed to do good work. Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are Charlottes best roofing contractors, and they offer a 30 to 50 year warranty on their metal roofs. They have won the Angies List Super Service Award twice. These licensed general contractors will plan their timeline for work to suit your schedule and provide the materials themselves. Call today for a free estimate on installing metal roofing.