Metal roofing makes a great porch roof

Metal roofing is a great investment

Metal roofing installation to a house

If you need to upgrade or replace the roof on your home’s porch, consider metal roofing.  Whether you choose a standing seam metal roof, metal shingle, or metal shakes, upgrading your home’s porch with metal roofing will add instant beauty and value.  Your maintenance costs will also be significantly reduced.

Selecting the right look for your home

One of the first things to consider is what look you want.  There are various options for your porch metal roofing: standing seam or metal shingles designed to look like asphalt or wood shakes, as well as metal shingles which look like stone, clay or slate tiles.  Any of these make a beautiful porch roof and, with proper maintenance will last 40 to 60 years.  Metal roofing is a great choice for any home in the Charlotte or Concord NC region.

The primary metal materials used in metal roofing include steel, aluminum, and copper.  Steel is one of the most popular choices for metal roofing.  It comes in a wide variety of colors and is coated and sealed to protect against corrosion and rust.  The top coat is baked on and adds color and protection from rain, snow, ice, and harsh sunlight.

Another good choice for metal roofing for your porch or entire home is aluminum.  Aluminum roofing materials are very light.  Aluminum does not rust, but is still painted or coated to provide a beautiful appearance.  Copper is another very popular metal roofing choice.  It does not rust and is resistant to peeling or scratching.  It does develop a natural patina over time, so be sure you will be happy with this eventual look.

Types of metal roofing systems

Standing seam metal roofing has been in use for decades.  Traditionally, this type of metal roofing was used on barns and industrial buildings, but in recent years has become a popular choice for residential projects.  Standing seam metal roofing has panels which have a seam at one end and a lock at the other end.  These panels then interlock when installed.

The other most popular form of metal roofing is individual metal shingles which are designed to look like wood or asphalt shingles.  There are also metal shingles which look like slate, clay or stone roof tiles.  These metal roofing shingles typically come in multi-shingle panels to make them easier to install.  Metal shingles are also available in a wide choice of colors, styles and textures.  They are available in the same metals as standing seam metal roofing.  Advanced Roofing and Exteriors, one of Charlotte’s best roofing companies can install both of these metal roofing systems.

Adding metal roofing to your porch is a wonderful way to upgrade and beautify your home.  It will also reduce your maintenance costs and add value.  There is no company in the Charlotte and Concord NC area which does metal roofing better than Advanced Roofing and Exteriors, Charlotte’s premier roofing company.  Give them a call to install your porch metal roofing.