Metal Roofing

If you are considering buying metal roofing for your home, it’s very important to weigh the pros and cons of metal against other more common roof materials, such as asphalt, wood, and tile.

Metal roofs are very durable, but because of storm damage, rust, or expansion and contraction of the metal, they occasionally need repair. Before making repairs yourself, investigate whether you have any paperwork on the original purchase of your roof—the warranty may cover some or all of the repair costs.

Metal Roofing Benefits

Metal beats out conventional roofing materials in several ways: Expected life. Properly installed, a metal roof should last as long as the house, sealing out water, surviving high winds, and easily shedding snow. Metal is resistant to fire, mildew, insects, and rot.

Warranties vary widely, but most companies back their products for 20 to 50 years. Paint finishes typically have a 30-year limited warranty. Weight. Compared to the weight of tile at 750 pounds per square (an area equal to 100 square feet) or concrete tile at 900 pounds per square, metal roofing is very lightweight. Most varieties run from 50 to 150 pounds per square.

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Though metal roofs are good at guarding against a fire that approaches from outside a house (such as from flying sparks and embers), they are not ideal for fires that start inside a house. With a serious house fire, firemen may need to cut through the roof to put out the fire—this job can be much more difficult and take longer if the house is capped with a metal roof.

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If you wait for the roof of your commercial property to fail before making repairs or replacing it, the damage to the structure, contents and tenants could be costly and time consuming. Find out how little it can cost to bring your roof back to life or to replace it with a durable, reliable commercial roof from your total roofing solutions. Use our convenient online contact form to get started on protecting your commercial property today!