Metal roofing in Charlotte – can be a good thing

Metal roofing in Charlotte

(The following is a dramatization.)

Metal roofing in Charlotte is a topic for the best local roof installers. Call me old-fashioned, but I want a house that, whether or not it was here when I was born, will still be here when I am gone. I could have afforded one of those McMansions that went up back in the real estate boom, and I could still afford a new one today, but given that the ones built back then are already starting to fail, no thank you.

Metal roofing in Charlotte

And as luck would have it, I have found a medium-sized old house in the Concord, NC area which has been around for fifty years and, if properly renovated, has the potential to last for much, much longer.The foundations are solid, the walls are strong, and the ground is high enough that my children or whoever they sell this house to will be safe for at least two hundred years even ifthe sea level rises. (I really meant it when I said I think long term.)

Unfortunately, the building needs a new roof, and I want to go with a metal roof. I hear they hold up for sixty years or more, by which time somebody will have invented something even better. I thought about doing the work myself, but first I decided to do a little research.

Not a job for amateurs

I decided I wanted copper roofing, because it seems to last the longest. So first I bought some aluminum nails, then I read about galvanic corrosion. It turns out that if you use aluminum nails to hold copper metal roofing in Charlotte in place, the nails will corrode. That was a relatively small waste of money, but it could have been a bigger one.

I was almost about to order the roofing myself when I realized that in order to put the new roof on, I was going to have to remove the old one. That was a job I might be able to do, but not in a reasonable amount of time, and at some point it would be almost certain to rain in the attic. The more I learned about metal roofing Charlotte, the more I was convinced it was a job for an expert.

Charlotte’s best roofing contractors

Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best roofing contractors to go to for metal roofing Charlotte, 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 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 home or business in Charlotte or Concord, NC, call today.