Metal roofing strong enough for the storm

Metal roofing can stand the weather

Metal roofing in Charlotte, NC

Once again, North Carolina finds itself staring down the barrel of a loaded hurricane. There’s no way of knowing what will happen over the next two weeks. With any luck, Matthew will turn west and head out to sea, leaving the Charlotte and Concord, NC area undamaged. That said, all of North Carolina east of the mountains is at least a little prone to hurricanes.

Few types of roofing hold up against the worst of the elements better than metal. According to the Metal Roofing Association, non-metal roofs last an average of 17 years, but metal roofing can last 40 to 60 years or more with proper maintenance. Not having to repair or replace it will let you make back the cost of installation. Because of this, a metal roof can cut homeowners’ insurance premiums by up to 35 percent in some states.

Other advantages of best metal roofing

Metal roofing is also surprisingly lightweight compared to other sorts of roofing — from 50 to 150 pounds per 100 square feet. If the roof is a standing seam roof, the most popular type of metal roofing, there will not be nearly as many seams as in a shingle roof. These seams will be set above the level of the panels, further reducing potential leaks. It doesn’t catch fire, doesn’t make too much noise in the rain (if properly installed) and doesn’t heat up as much as asphalt shingles on hot, sunny days. This will lower your AC bills.

If you’re a roofing contractor and you don’t already have the expertise necessary to work with metal roofing, it’s cheaper and easier to farm the work out to subcontractors than to try to retrain your whole work force. Find a roofing contractor in the Charlotte and Concord, NC area that is good with best metal roofing.

Get metal roofing from Charlotte’s best contractors

The exact price of the roof depends on the metal and type of roofing. The least expensive metals for roofing are steel and aluminum. Galvanized steel can withstand wind and hail better, but aluminum is lighter and more rust-resistant. Copper is the most durable, but also (along with zinc) the most expensive. Ask your roofing contractor for a price list.

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.