Residential metal roofs have gained in popularity over the past several years, especially in newer housing developments. Their benefits include aesthetic advantages, durability and longevity compared to other available options. So, if you are interested or have already decided to purchase a metal roof for your home or business, what factors should you consider when picking a metal roofing contractor?
Type and style of roof
Metal roofing is more of a specialty than standard asphalt shingles. The first step is to decide what type of material and architectural look you are wanting. Then, look for a local roofing company that is skilled in installing that particular style.
Types of metal roofing materials
In general, there are five types of metal roofing materials. They are:
- Copper – Captivatingly beautiful, unbelievably long-lasting but very expensive
- Aluminum – Long-lasting and doesn’t rust, more flexible to work with than steel
- Zinc – Long-lasting, weather resistant and doesn’t require a separate coating
- Steel – Three main types: galvanized, galvalume, and weathering. Requires a coating
- Tin – Rarely, if ever, used. Commonly seen on buildings constructed in the 1950s or before
Metal roofing styles
There are dozens of architectural looks that can be achieved with a metal roof. There’s the popular standing seam look (typically having vertical seams and a very sleek look). But you can also achieve an old-world tile look, beautiful shakes, or an agricultural corrugated look with stone-coated metal shingles.
Experience is very important
As with most types of work that require specific skills and craftsmanship, metal roofing professionals become better with experience. It’s simply not something picked up on YouTube. Installation and flashing design are just two of the areas where experience differentiates one company from another.
The materials will come with a manufacturer’s warranty, but some unscrupulous roofing contractors will not provide an adequate warranty on the labor. If you end up having a problem with the installation or design, and the issue is determined to be installation-related, you could be in for a big battle because the manufacturer will not cover it, and a less-than-honest roofing company won’t want to eat the cost. Be sure to understand the full warranty package being offered, especially the labor and workmanship.
At Peak Roofing & Construction, we specialize in residential standing seam and stone coated metal shingles. They are popular in many of the communities throughout Collin County and Tarrant County. We take pride in the products we carry as well as the workmanship warranties we provide. In addition, we have crews specifically skilled in metal roofing so you are sure to get the quality craftsmanship and guarantee you deserve.
Call us today and we can discuss what the best residential metal roofing look is best for your home. Call us at 972-335-7325.
About Peak Roofing & Construction
Peak Roofing and Construction is family-owned, with 30-years of experience. Bonded, insured and accredited, we provide roofing, gutter, fence, window and exterior facelift services. Guaranteed. Call (972) 335-7325 (Dallas-Fort Worth) or 281-290-7325 (Houston) today!