Metal roofing is perfect for the home or business owner in the Charlotte or Concord, NC area who wants to make a long-term investment in the premises. While metal roofing is more expensive than asphalt or composite shingles, it endures much longer. Carefully maintained, it can last from 40 to 60 years. Some metal roofs have a warranty that specifically guarantees their resistance to certain levels of wind and a certain size of hailstone. This is why, according to the Metal Roofing Association, metal roofing can also cut homeowners’ insurance premiums by up to 35 percent in some states.
Metal roofing has other advantages as well. It reflects heat better than asphalt shingles, which will help to cool your house in the summer. Contrary to what you may have heard, it does not attract lightning — it is no more likely to be hit than any other material. If hit, it will disperse the stroke and will never catch fire. And if the metal is set completely flush against a wooden deck, it will make less noise when hit by rain, hail or tree branches than almost any other material.
Types of metal roofing you may want to use include 5V crimp, which consists of metal panels, and standing seam, which consists of rolls of metal fastened together along vertical seams. Metals which are 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. Even those who prefer the look of a more traditional roof can take advantage of the benefits of metal roofing. With the aid of paint and finishing, metal can be made to look like asphalt, wood, tile or whatever else you want.
Charlottes best roofing contractors
After a few decades of metal roofing, you will have recovered the cost of installation in full simply from not having had to repair or replace it. But even if you move away long before then, you have not lost the money you put into it. Having a roof that is guaranteed to last for several decades more will increase the resale value of your home or place of business.
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. 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 plan their timeline for work to suit your schedule and provide the materials themselves. If you need the services of a roofing contractor in Charlotte or Concord, NC, call today for a free estimate.