Metal roofing contractor-what to look for
Metal roofing lasts longer but is a bigger investment. If you own a home in the Charlotte, NC area, or you own multiple homes as an investment, then you might want to consider looking for a metal roofing contractor the next time you need a roof replaced.The popularity of metal roofing is growing faster than expected. According to an independent study, of those who opted for reroofing in 2016, 14 percent chose metal roofing. This was a 3 percent increase since 2015.
Metal roofing is more expensive to install, but it also lasts roughly three times as long as asphalt shingles, and maintenance costs will be much lower. Metal roofing is more resistant to weather and completely resistant to fire, so it should also lower your insurance rates. If you are interested in reroofing, metal weighs less per square foot than asphalt shingles.
Choosing the right roofing and helping it last
Aluminum and steel are the least expensive metals in Concord, NC. Of the two, aluminum is lighter and holds up against rust better, but galvanized steel is more resistant to the effects of wind and hail. Copper is the most durable metal roofing, but also one of the most expensive. Metal roofing contractors can give you exact numbers on the price.
There are things you can do to make sure metal roofing lives up to its reputation for longevity. First, to prevent galvanic corrosion, make sure the fasteners on the roof and the roofing are the same metal, along with the flashing and any other metal in contact with the roofing. Clean your gutters often to keep water off your roof.Use a long brush to clean leaves and other debris out of the roof valleys. Check the roofing after every storm for any sign of rust.
Avoid walking on your roof if you can avoid it.It is dangerous and may scuff or dent it.Use a ladder propped against the side of your house to look at your roof. And never let paint get onto your roof — it may not be possible to clean it off.
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best roofing contractors in Charlotte or Concord, NC, 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, call today.