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Metal roofing is an attractive, energy efficient, and long lasting alternative for your home. A metal roof requires minimal maintenance and will reduce your energy costs by keeping your home cooler in the hot summer months.
Metal roofing can reflect the harmful rays of the sun with ease. This keeps your building cool so you don’t have to pay as much when your cooling bill comes.
Metal roofing is one of the most long-lived materials on the market. It has been known to last as long as 70 years when proper maintenance is conducted.
Metal roofing can be recycled and reused in another metal roof or some other metal work. With metal roofing, you are helping the environment as well.
There are two types of metal roofing to choose from: standing seam and screw down panel. Remember, both metal roof systems have their place in the roofing industry, but a standing seam metal roof is best for a residential home.
Metal roofing lasts an average of 40-70 years. They are durable, low maintenance, attractive, and recyclable.
Metal roofs can come in a variety of metals, which can affect the cost, but standing seam metal roofing costs on average between $12 and $20 per square foot. Metal roofs tend to cost a little more than shingles or a spray foam system on installation, but their durability and low maintenance will make up for that cost in the long run.
While the upfront costs of installing a metal roof are often higher than shingles, a metal roof lasts longer and will need to be replaced or repaired far less frequently. A typical shingle roof lasts anywhere from 12 to 20 years, depending upon how well it’s maintained and weather elements it may encounter. Metal roofs, on the other hand, can last between 40 and 70 years while also requiring less maintenance, making them a more cost-effective choice over the lifespan of the roof.
Yes! Installing metal roofing over existing shingles is often an excellent way for building owners to not only get a long-lasting, high-performance roof but also to save on roof tear-off expenses. However, sometimes tearing off the existing roof is a necessary step.
The first disadvantage is that a metal roof is more costly than most other roofing systems up front. Another possible disadvantage is that it can be noisy during storms. Metal roofs are also slicker than other systems so avoid walking on metal roofs if there is any moisture. In areas where snow accumulates, snow can slip off metal roofs in an avalanche effect and sometimes damage shrubbery, cars, or people if they are beneath it.
Easy maintenance is the number one benefit of a metal roof, but It’s a good idea to perform a roof inspection once a year to check for any damage. Be sure no objects are touching the roof, like tree limbs, and remove any debris on the roof itself. Clean out gutters regularly to avoid water damage.
Yes. The best metal roofing system for solar panel installation is the standing seam metal roof. This system already has standing vertical edges where the panels can be attached without penetrating the metal roof. Other metal roofs can hold solar panels, but if the panels are screwed through the roofing system, it could weaken the roof at those points and allow leaks. Keep this in mind when you consult solar panel roofing professionals. Diversified Roofing does not install solar roofing panels.
Metal roofs actually handle heat and sunlight well. The metal reflects most of the sun’s radiation and only absorbs a small portion of the heat. This means metal roofs actually assist in keeping your building cooler. Metal roofs can expand in extreme heat, but the roofing panels are attached to account for this. Most problems may occur when temperatures are very high during the day and fall considerably at night, causing the roof to expand and contract quickly. Regular inspections can catch any wear around the seams in your roof and prevent leaks before they occur.
Replacing a roof can be a huge investment, and it’s important to make sure you choose the right type of roofing to get the most out of your money.
A lot goes into choosing the right roofing material. Not only do you have to think about the climate where you live, but you also need to consider how long you want your roof to last, how easy it is to maintain, and how environmentally friendly it is.
Diversified Roofing offers a wide variety of metal roofing options that are perfect for any commercial building. Our roofs are lightweight and easy to install, making them a great choice for businesses that are expanding or relocating. Plus, our metal roofs are excellent in hot weather and can help keep your building cooler in the summer months.
Contact us today for a free consultation on installing a new commercial metal roof!
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