You might be thinking that metal roofing is only for barns or big businesses - but you'd be incorrect. A metal roof is perfect for residential roofing, small businesses, barns, and other structures too. Metal roofs are remarkably resilient to the elements, reduce your cooling costs, and for most homeowners, will save money in the long run.
You can put metal roofing on any type of property: from a small shed all the way up to a big warehouse. Metal roofing goes great with just about any residence or business, and metal roofing products are custom made to ensure long lasting success with just one initial investment.
What kind of metal roofing systems are there?
There are many different brands of both asphalt shingles and metal roofing panels. However, most metal roof installation will be with stone coated steel roofing. These architectural-style shingles will somewhat mimic the appearance of asphalt shingles, but will last for much longer and provide higher energy efficiency benefits.
Less common for residential roofs is the standing seam metal roof. These roofs have overlapping seams that provide more of a barn or Florida style roof. These will stand out in a crowd, for sure.
What is the expected lifespan of a metal roof?
Done correctly, your metal roofing should outlive you. Metal roofing contractors hope to visit your house just once - during installation. Although the total cost of metal roofing may be slightly higher than an asphalt shingle roof at first, it has many advantages over the traditional product.
Your metal roofing should easily withstand heavy snow and heavy rain, and most severe weather factors like a lightning strike. Metal roofing is energy efficient, ensuring that you're not losing heating or cooling out to the elements. Rest assured that with a metal roof, you're choosing the best material out there for durability and maintenance.
Is a metal roof environmentally friendly?
Yes. Traditional asphalt shingles are made from fossil fuels like oil and gas. As a result, asphalt shingles can be sources of greenhouse gas emissions.
In contrast, metal roofing is not directly made from fossil fuels. Although there are certainly costs to creating and shaping metal, overall, the environmental footprint of metal roofing is smaller.
Can I put a metal shingle on my shed?
Absolutely! You won't require much metal for a new metal roof of that size, but it's a great way to help your smaller accessory structures stand out. Metal shingles will be long lasting on your brand new shed or detached garage.
Can I put a metal roof over my existing roof?
Yes - as long as the structure is secure. If the plywood underneath is rotting, we may need to tear off and replace the existing roof. This is for your safety and ours. But, for the most part, you can place metal panels directly over existing roofs, because they are lightweight.
Are metal roofing costs increasing?
Because metal roofing does not rely on the oil and gas industry, metal roofing costs are more stable than some other industries. However, season and product availability will ultimately determine how much a metal roof cost will be.
If you're worried about price, we can always give you the price for a variety of roofing materials. Then, you'll be able to choose the roofing material that fits your budget the best. Luckily, it's easy to install metal roofing for us regardless of the brand that you choose.
How many metal roof contractors are there?
Despite its growing popularity, there aren't many licensed and certified metal roofing contractors out there. As a result, we are an expert roofing contractor firm that serves the entire Western New York region, from eastern Buffalo out to eastern Rochester. So, give us a call! As Rochester's premier roofing contractor, we're happy to help you get rid of that old roof and find the perfect metal roofing products for you.