Metal Roofing lasts a long time
Considering metal roofing? It’s true that the initial installation costs of metal roofing are higher than for asphalt shingle. If you want metal but you don’t want to spend too much, the least expensive metals are steel and aluminum. Galvanized steel can take a pounding, but aluminum is light and rust-resistant. Copper is very durable, but also expensive. Ask your roofing contractor for a price list.
The good news is that if properly maintained, a Charlotte metal roof will last you forty to sixty years or more. This means you’ll make back the cost of installation just from not having to replace it. It will also keep your house a little cooler, lowering your AC bills, and may get you a savings on your homeowners’ insurance premium.
It’s also very lightweight for its strength, weighing 50 to 150 pounds per 100 square feet. The most popular form of metal roofing is the standing seam roof, which is particularly leak-resistant. And if you’re interested in helping the environment, metal roofs are, on average, made from 25 percent recycled metal and can be completely recycled when they wear out — although by the time a metal roof wears out, you’ll probably be ready to sell the house and retire.
Why you shouldn’t worry about lightning
A lot of people worry about metal roofing being hit by lightning. This is the wrong thing to worry about — not because lightning won’t strike, but because it will strike no matter what the roof is made of. Lightning is essentially unstoppable and will hit anything tall enough. It’s famous for hitting trees, which are made of wood.
Precisely because metal is a natural conductor of electricity, it will let the lightning go through without too much damage, unlike wood or asphalt. Combine it with a lightning rod, and you have an easy way for the lightning to go into the earth without damaging anything in your house, such as your computer or TV. And even without a lightning rod, a Concord, NC metal roof will spread the lightning strike over the entire structure, so no one part of it will be particularly damaged.
Charlotte’s best metal roofing contractors
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 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 building in Charlotte or Concord, NC, call Charlotte’s best roofing company today.