There is a growing list of reasons for the expanding use of metal in residential construction. Leading the list is the tremendous variety of exciting shapes and colors that today's product offers. In addition to these aesthetic advantages, modern metal residential roofing is easily installed and offers longevity, energy savings and exceptional durability, even under extreme weather conditions. Below are some common questions and answers regarding the use of metal in residential construction.
Many conventional roofing materials, asphalt shingles, for example, absorb energy from the sun. Metal, on the other hand, reflects most of the sun’s rays. At day’s end, metal also cools more quickly. As a result, the attic space remains cooler, as does the living space below. Conventional roofing materials tend to absorb and retain heat, therefore requiring more energy to maintain a cooler living space.
Yes. Because of the light weight of metal, it is easily installed over existing roofing materials, without the disposal problems commonly associated with re-roofing projects. And, because roofing panels are installed in sheets, labor cost for installation are kept to a minimum.
Yes. Today’s diversified line of roofing products offers the homeowner a wide variety of styles, colors, and finishes. Just visit our Gallery.
Modern metal roofing is often installed directly over plywood decking and felt or an existing roof. Therefore, any noise generated by rain will be similar to that created by conventional roofing materials. Also, as with conventional materials, attic insulation will provide additional noise reduction.
Although the initial cost of metal is higher, the life-cycle costs are substantially lower than conventional materials. The decision to select metal is often based upon the fact that the homeowner either doesn’t want to, or can’t afford to replace their conventional roof every 10 to 12 years. Metal, on the other hand, will provide up to 50 years of low maintenance service life.
Our line of metal roofing products contains significant amounts of recycled metal. Our green and earth friendly roofs keep your roof cooler, our planet greener and can qualify for $500 in tax credits. The U.S. Federal Government allows you a tax credit of 10% of your metal roofing bill, up to $500.