Metal Roofs Vancouver WA
Metal roofing is one of the most durable roofing materials you can use on your home. For years and years, it was used on schools, bus stop coverings, barns, and other outbuildings because of their long life and little overall maintenance. However, metal roofing has seen a resurgence in the residential marketplace over the past few decades.
It’s becoming especially popular on high-end homes because of the variety of profiles and colors aluminum or steel roofing can be manufactured with. While the tried and true standing seam profile (ridges) are most commonly used, metal roofing can be made to look like cedar roof shingles, slate tiles, and more.
Metal roofing systems have been known to last up to 100 years and many have 50-year guarantees. Only slate tile shingles approach that level of durability. Composition or asphalt shingles last only a fraction of that time and cedar shake roofing requires much more maintenance.
However, you’ll pay for the durability, design options, and variety of colors that high-quality metal roof materials offer. However, when preparing for any roofing project, it’s important to look at the upfront costs as well as the long-term benefits. You may go through three composition, architectural, or asphalt roofs over the same time of one roof outfitted with metal shingles or roof panels.
Other Benefits of Residential Metal Roofing
Moreso than other types of roofing materials, metal roofing is the perfect combination of toughness, weather resistance, energy efficiency, and light overall weight. So while the overall costs may be more than more traditional roofing, you’ll make a lot of that money back over the long haul.
And it can even help you save money on your heating bills. Aluminum roofing reflects heat, saving you up to 30 percent on cooling costs in the summer. Metal roofing also weighs around 42 pounds per 100 square feet. Depending on the size of your home, this could save on labor and delivery costs because more shingles or panels can be shipped in a single load. You may even be eligible for Energy Star tax credits.
Metal Roofing Experts
Although metal roofing has been gaining in popularity, you’ll need to make sure you hire an experienced roofing contractor. There is a specific way to install metal roofing, both with shingles and panels, that differs from traditional roofing products. In some cases, exposed fasteners that aren’t an issue with other materials need extra attention.
No matter how good the roof looks, if it isn’t installed correctly, you’ll end up with huge headaches down the road. We’re experienced with all types of roofing, including metal or aluminum roofing. If you’re interested in learning more about this material for your roof, contact Warner Roofing.
In addition to metal roofing installation, we also perform roof tear-offs and replacements, re-roofing or overlays, and gutter and installation. Because of our construction background, we can also perform minor repairs on the structure of your attic if we expose any damage during an inspection.