When we think of a metal roof, we think of corrugated tin and the endless pattering of rain on a tin roof in bad weather. We should stop doing that. A modern metal roof, set completely flush against solid wood, will make almost no noise in the rain — no small concern in Charlotte or Concord, NC this winter.
Metal roofing resists the elements in other ways as well. Some metal roofs have a warranty that guarantees that the roof will withstand a certain amount of wind or a certain size of hailstone. Being more reflective than asphalt, it does not heat up as much as regular shingles on hot, sunny days. This will lower your air conditioning bills. And unlike wooden shingles, you will never need to worry about metal roofing catching fire. According to the Metal Roofing Association, metal roofing can also cut homeowners’ insurance premiums by up to 35 percent in some states.
There is more than one kind of metal roofing. There is 5V crimp, which consists of metal panels, and standing seam, which is made of rolls of metal fastened together along vertical seams. Metals which are often used in roofing are copper (which weathers without varnishing), 24-gauge steel (which needs a zinc coating to prevent rust) and 0.032 aluminum. Even those who prefer the look of a more traditional roof can take advantage of the benefits of metal roofing. With the aid of paint and finishing, metal can be made to look like shingles, tile or whatever else you want.
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Metal roofing is more expensive than asphalt or composite shingles, but it will last much longer. Carefully maintained, a metal roof can last 40 to 60 years. After a few decades, you will have recovered the cost of installation in full simply from not having had to repair or replace it. But even if you move away long before then, you have not lost the money you put into it. Having a roof that is guaranteed to last for several decades more will increase the resale value of your home or place of business.
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are Charlottes best roofing contractors, 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 building in Charlotte or Concord, NC, call today.