Metal roofing in Charlotte

Metal roofing a good investment

Metal roofing in Charlotte, NC

Despite its expense, metal roofing is a smart investment for a homeowner who plans to stay in his or her house for a long time, or to resell it at a higher price. And if you’re a real estate investor looking for a way to boost the resale value of the homes you own, it may also work for you. This is because properly maintained, a metal roof lasts 40 to 60 years, holding its own against wind and hail. It is no more prone to lightning than any other roof, and it will never catch fire. Being more reflective than asphalt, it doesn’t heat up as much as shingles on hot, sunny days. This saves power and lowers AC bills. The Metal Roofing Association says it can cut homeowners’ insurance premiums by up to 35 percent in some states.

Metal roofing demands skilled installation

But installing metal roofing — particularly standing seam metal roofing and other forms of roofing that bear no resemblance to shingles or tiles — requires workers with a particular set of skills, so that the resulting roof will keep out the water and dampen the noise of rain. When you need a local roofer to contract out a metal roofing job to, you’ll want more than just their reassurance that they know how to do the work.

Metal roofing may be in the form of 5V crimp metal panels or standing seam panels. These latter have the advantage that they don’t have as as many potential leak points as a shingle roof, and because the seams are slightly elevated above the roof panels, water won’t collect there. There are ways of reinforcing the valleys to further encourage water to run off instead of pooling.

Metals often used in roofing are copper (which weathers to a light green if left unvarnished), 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 roofing companies 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 roofing panels and shingles. 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, among their other credentials. 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.