Although more expensive than shingles, metal roofing as many advantages. It is surprisingly lightweight. Where tile can be 750 pounds per 100 square feet, metal roofing tends to be from 50 to 150 pounds per 100 square feet. If the roof is a standing seam roof, which is the most popular type of metal roofing, there will not be nearly as many seams as in a shingle roof. Also, these seams will be above the level of the panels, cutting down on potential leaks.
It also withstands the elements in many ways. 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. This is why, according to the Metal Roofing Association, metal roofing can cut homeowners’ insurance premiums by up to 35 percent in some states. If it’s set flush against wood or other roofing, it won’t even make noise in the rain.
The exact price of the roof depends on the metal, the type of roofing and whether it is coated to look like something else. The least expensive metals for roofing are steel and aluminum — galvanized steel is stronger in terms of the amount of punishment it can take from wind and hail, but aluminum is lighter and more rust-resistant. Copper is the most durable, but also (along with zinc) the most expensive. Your roofing contractor will be able to give you a price list.
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Metal roofing eventually makes back the cost of its installation, because if carefully maintained it can last 40 to 60 years — longer in some cases. 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 won’t lose your investment. 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 Charlotte’s 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.