Metal Roofing

Metal Roofing

We do install metal roofing. However, I want to explain that we strongly recommend against metal roofing unless you intend on having the correct product installed correctly. We have installed several metal roofing systems. There are a few things as a company we do not like about metal roofing. One, the metal is too new and has not proven itself in the market place. We feel that homeowners installing new products are comparative to test dummies. What if metal roofing does not work out? Two, the paint on metal roofing fades. The warranty is written in terms to help the manufacture allowing it to only fade 2 shades in color within 10 years. Let me provide an example. Red can almost turn pink and be acceptable according to the metal roofing warranty. The next question, which is still and unknown, how do you paint pre-existing metal roofing and how much will that cost? The third and final issue is the cost of metal roofing. For a housing application, metal roofing costs about 3 times the cost of traditional asphalt roofing. That means you can replace your asphalt roofing 3 durations (approximately 75 years worth) before the initial investment pays for itself and we don't even know if metal roofing will last that long considering it is only warranted for 50 years to start with. That would be a hidden fastener system recommended for housing. You will see many homeowners choosing the exposed fastener system or commonly referred to as pole barn steel. In our opinion, the system will leak within 10 years and we strongly recommend against using it on a residential structure. Exposed fastener metal roofing was intended for use on outbuildings which are not finished. You have to question, is metal roofing worth the cost?