Metal Roofing

Metal Roof Installation

You should consider a metal roof when you need a new roof for your home or business. Metal roofing is becoming more popular. Metal roofing is eco-friendly, low maintenance, and cost-effective from a long-term energy saving and overall longevity perspective. Eco-friendly consumers have started to take notice of metal roofing because metal can be recycled. Copper and aluminum roofing materials containing over 95 percent recycled content can be found. In addition, most metals can be recycled more than once without losing their most valuable properties. Metal roofs are very energy efficient with little to no ongoing maintenance.

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Guide for Metal Roofs in Colorado

We have written this comprehensive guide to metal roofs for our Colorado customers that are interested in installing a metal roof on their home or commercial building.

Metal vs. Traditional Shingle Roofs

Metal roofs have reflective qualities that move the sun’s heat away from your home and building. Energy savings of around 50% are achievable. Many might be surprised to learn that a metal roof’s surface temperature can be about 100 degrees cooler than traditional asphalt roofs. Shingled roofs will also, over time, become weaker. Shingles may curl and crack, weakening the roof’s entire integrity, allowing it to become less of a barrier to wind, rain, and other elemental and environmental factors. This means that a shingle roof does not have as much longevity and durability as a metal roof. Not only will your shingled roof need to be replaced sooner, but it will also need more maintenance. Metal roofing is more modern, energy-efficient, and cost-effective over time.

Advantages of Metal Roofing

In the long run, your choice of metal roofing can be a better investment than traditional asphalt-type shingles with its added durability, energy efficiency features, and overall longevity. Metal roofs are one of the best investment decisions you can make for your home, commercial operations, and agricultural facilities. It could be the last roof you ever have to buy.

Because of these advantages and the variety of looks now available for metal roofs, they are becoming very popular in the Pikes Peak region. The life cycle cost will be lower over typical asphalt shingle roofs that can eventually break and wear down. Metal roofs are environmentally friendly made with recycled material. They resist damage from air-born debris, hail, and high winds.

Metal Roofing Cost

If you have been considering a metal roof but have heard that the cost is high, consider the long-term advantages. While metal roofing prices can initially cost two to three times more than conventional asphalt roofs, some consumers find them a preferred alternative. Initially, metal roofing is a more extensive material and installation investment than traditional shingles. The long-term savings add up with tax credits, premium reductions and discounts, and warranties that can offset the initial costs. Benefits include fireproof abilities, low to minor maintenance, and reduced cooling costs.

Materials, Colors and Styles

A wide variety of materials, styles, finishes, and color options are available. Those who choose metal roofing have the advantage of selecting different profiles and textures, similar to asphalt, slate, and wood. All types are flexible, durable, and popular for residential and commercial builds and existing structures.

Metal roofs can improve buildings’ appearance, allowing them to blend into the landscape more easily, tone of the area, or nearby homes. Choose from a large variety of finishes you can add to the base material to enhance and improve a building’s beauty and the overall quality of the material. Strong lines and other eye-appealing potential architectural features make metal roofing attractive, stylish, and contemporary.

Copper, galvanized steel, aluminum, zinc, and stainless steel are popular sheet metals used in roofing. These materials can give a roof a whole new level of distinction. Partial metal roofing is also an option for decks and areas of the home with greater solar intensity. It would benefit from the reflective qualities of metal roofing. Metal roofing continues to become more and more popular with time for its architectural appeal, sustainability, and long-term lower costs.

Durable Against Fire, Hail and Wind

Metal roofing is tested for fire resistance, hail durability, resiliency against flying debris and high winds. Not only will metal roofs not combust, but they can reduce the way a fire might spread. It is less susceptible to flying embers, which can help mitigate the ability of a fire to spread across buildings.

Metal is a highly durable material and has shown extraordinary ability to resist weather ranging from ice and snow storms to hail and wind storms. It is built to last with added top coats, primer treatments, metallic coatings, and steel. A metal roof may be the last roof you have to buy because of its extreme solidity and ability to withstand environmental factors. Those factors are often known to degrade other roofing materials more quickly.

Energy Efficient/ Made of Recycled Material /Green Friendly

Your roof is one of the most significant factors which impacts the amount of energy you use in your home or building. Asphalt shingles are incredibly heat absorbent. Today, metal qualifies as a “cool roof” product. Lower energy costs are associated with the lightly colored metal. Metal roofing allows heat to be reflected away from the roof. Traditional roofing materials allow heat to be absorbed by the roof.

A building will continue to absorb heat into the internal structure and increase the indoor temperature by 20 to 25 degrees. Modern, energy-efficient metal roofing acts as a giant mirror by reflecting the heat and energy up into the air. A white or light-colored metal surface reflects best. As a continually emerging market, steel roofs are now seeing some newly developed “cool colors” to better send the rays away. Reflective roofs are shown to save up to 40% in cooling costs.

At least 25% of metal roofs are comprised of recycled metals, meaning metal roofs are classified as “green” and a recycled content product. Buildings that are certified as green buildings are considered “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ” qualified. Metal roofs are also included in the EPA’s Energy Star Roof products program.

In addition to being energy efficient, metal roofing is recognized as a sustainable building material for several other environmental reasons. As a green building product, metal roofing is 100% recyclable. When metal roofing is removed during demolition or renovation, it can be 100% recycled over being disposed of, as often happens to other roofing materials.

The routine removal of roofs across the county results in materials being taken for disposal to a landfill at a rate of one ton each year. Metal roofing is entirely recyclable.

You can claim recyclable content and 100% recyclables when steel roofing is engaged on a building. It is better for the environment and can add a level of environmental consciousness and responsibility to your day. You will be investing in a superior product that is better for the environment because it uses recycled materials.

Advantages of Metal Roofs

  • Will never end up in a land fill; as metal always has, and always will be considered worth recycling.
  • Metal roofs are extremely durable and can withstand storm winds, heavy rain, extreme sun and other damaging weather.
  • Reduced air pollutants.
  • Possible tax credits from federal, state and local governments.
  • Potential insurance savings for using metal roofs.
  • Adds beauty to your home.
  • Saves you on maintenance costs.
  • Outlasts other roofing types.
  • Outlasts asphalt shingles by decades.
  • Cost of ownership over time is less than any other type of roof.
  • Has inherent energy saving benefits. Allows less heat transfer, saving you money on heating and cooling your home.

Myths About Metal Roofs

We use materials from the top manufacturers in the USA. Some of the brands we use are:

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