Advantages of metal roofing
Whether you own one home or invest in many, if you need a new roof you might want to consider looking for a metal roofing contractor the next time you need a roof replaced. Metal roofing in Concord, NC is more expensive to install, but it also lasts about three times as long as asphalt shingles, costs less to maintain and saves you money on heating in the summer. If you’re planning on reroofing, metal weighs 50 to 150 pounds per square foot — less than asphalt shingles. Metal roofing is more resistant to weather and completely resistant to fire, so it also lowers your insurance rates.
Aluminum and steel are the least expensive metals. Aluminum is lighter and holds up against rust better, but galvanized steel holds up better against 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.
Make sure you find the right metal roofing contractors to do the work. If metal roofing is installed wrong, it will leak. If the roofing and the fasteners are of incompatible metals, it will cause galvanic corrosion.
Maintaining your metal roofing
To maintain your metal roofing, clean your gutters often so water can flow off. Use a long brush to clean leaves and other debris out of the roof valleys, and check the roofing after every storm for any sign of rust. Don’t walk on your roof if you can avoid it. Not only is it dangerous, it may scratch, scuff or dent it. If you need to look at your roof, use a ladder propped against the side of your house. Never let paint get onto your roof — it may not be possible to clean it off.
One important safety tip — while metal roofing will protect your home from catching fire due to lightning, take extra precautions in your attic or top floor against fire caused by something unrelated. Firefighters in Charlotte, NC often deal with fire on the top floor by chopping through the roof to get at it. Chopping through metal roofing is as difficult as it sounds.
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’ve 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. 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.