Not too many decades ago, metal roofs were seldom found on structures other than barns and sheds on farms and ranches. These roofs were typically little more than corrugated tin panels that were quite economical, but almost no one considered them aesthetically pleasing. However, during the last 40 or 50 years, manufacturers have found ways to combine all that is good about a metal roof with modern technology to produce various new roofing systems. Increasingly, homeowners are choosing metal systems over other options. Their reasons include longevity, style, energy efficiency, and durability.
How Long Will a Metal Roof Last?
Depending on the roofing system, the manufacturer’s warranty will range from 30 to 50 years. However, with timely repairs and proper maintenance, your new roof could last much longer than its warranty. Although rarely needed, metal roofing repair is typically fast and economical, and a metal roof requires very little in the way of routine maintenance. However, whether you are installing, repairing, or maintaining a metal roof, it is essential to work with a licensed roofing contractor who has experience with the specific system that you want or has.
What Styles of Metal Roofs Are Available?
You will have many options when you choose metal for your replacement roof. One of the most popular styles is the standing seam metal roof. This style features raised seams and concealed fasteners, so it has a bold, distinctive look that provides architectural interest. The concealed fasteners help make the roof even more watertight, but they also offer a clean, uncluttered appearance. For a more economical option, you might consider traditional metal panels. Both standing seam and panel styles are offered in an extensive range of colors and various materials.
Does a Metal Roof Affect Energy Efficiency?
Contrary to what some people believe, a metal roof can reduce your energy bills. Instead of absorbing heat from the sun, the coating on your metal roof will reflect a great deal of it. Your home will stay cooler without consuming as much energy. Your cooling system will not need to work as hard, which could prolong your system’s life.
How Durable Is a Metal Roof?
A metal roof can withstand weather that would devastate most other types of roofs. Extremely large hail might leave a dent, but the damage will only be cosmetic and often not visible. A properly installed metal roof can withstand high winds, extreme temperatures, and torrential rains. They are highly resistant to pests of all types. A metal roof is non-combustible, so sparks landing on it from a nearby fire will not ignite it. Contrary to what some people believe, a metal roof does not attract lightning and is no more likely to be struck by lightning than any other type of roof. Due to its superior resistance to fire, many insurance companies offer discounts for a home protected by a metal roof.
Can Alpha Roofing Help With My Metal Roof?
Whether you need a metal roof installed, maintained, or repaired, we have the experience, special equipment, and skills to help. Alpha Roofing is an award-winning roofing company with an impeccable reputation for craftsmanship, exceptional customer service, and outstanding professionalism, but our rates are extremely competitive. We serve residential and commercial clients throughout Central Texas from our headquarters in Round Rock. In addition to our metal roofing services, we also install asphalt shingles, flat roofs, skylights, flashing,and we repair flashing and chimneys. We offer emergency roof repairs, moss removal, economical maintenance plans, metal fabrication, and damage inspections, and we offer commercial roof replacement and repair. If you would like to request a free estimate or inspection, submit our online form or call 512-777-1086.