Metal roofs are becoming the choice of home owners because they provide long years of reliable performance and ensure the best possible return on investment.
Metal Shingles – These are supplied in a variety of designs to simulate asphalt shingles or concrete/clay tile. Some systems use clips with covered fasteners. Others fasteners penetrate through the shingle. Commonly flexible and really durable, metal roof shingles are used for residential purposes in a way that is both attractive and functional. Metal roof shingles are extremely functional, protecting the home from strong winds, rain, snow in the winter, and reflecting the suns heat in the summer, plus for other weather conditions. Metal shingles come in a variety of colors.
Standing Seam Panels - A type of metal roof system where the seams on nearby panels are turned up, overlapped and folded in various ways in order to prevent moisture to enter underneath the panels. Standing seam metal panels are made up of many interlocking metal panels that are located vertically from the ridge of the roof going downwards. These panels have recognized to be very successful when it is properly installed. Standing seam systems provide the ultimate in long-lasting roofing, as they are puncture resistant and can hold up even the most intense forces of nature. Panels with raised seams that are typically are held down to the roof deck using hidden clips and fasteners.
Mechanical seam or crimp – A double lock standing seam panel offers better-quality in wind uplift resistance.
One Piece Snap-Lock – This style of metal roof requires two panel seams to snap together. The direct attachment of the roof panels creates the look of a mechanical seam panel without the other operation of seaming.
Metal roofs have more attractive attributes than any other roofing choice. Because they are:
Metal roofing will decrease the possibility of damage from the effects of bad weather like wind, rain, hail, snow, and ice. Metal roofing is the product of choice in high wind areas because experience has shown that metal roofs outlast other roofing products in severe wind conditions .
Metal will not burn in case of a house fire. If an in-house fire is at the underneath of the roof structure, metal will provide the maximum degree of maintaining structural reliability and assist in containing the fire.
In the summer, metal roofs can reflect as much as 70% of the sun’s energy which minimizes the heat absorbed into the building. Also metal roofs reduce home cooling costs more than other roofing alternatives.
The color of painted-metal roofing can be selected to match with exterior color schemes of your home or commercial building.
Metal Panels are highly durable and are known to last much longer than other roofing materials. In most re-roofing’s, metal can commonly be installed over existing shingle roofs, saving costly tear-off and disposal. Metal panel roofs are also environmentally friendly. Millions of barrels of crude oil are used in the production asphalt shingles. Yearly, millions of pounds of asphalt shingles are disposed of in landfills. The steel used to make metal roofing products and accessories is composed of as much as 50% recycled material, and is itself 100% recyclable.