Finding Responsible Metal Roofing Contractor
You remember the day when one of your friends mentioned something about the benefits of a new metal roof and how great it was. At that moment you thought your friend must have been clueless on a subject matter of metal roofing, or else they would have never even consider making such a silly statement!
You are probably thinking about that old cheap metal roof over the barn that used to sound like a machine gun burst when it is raining... Modern metal roofing is usually installed over a plywood, solid sheathing, or over your existing roof. It will make no more noise than a regular asphalt shingle roof. Oftentimes metal roof will be quieter than a non metal roof, and will shield the noise from rain and bad weather.
Metal is highly resistant to all types of weather conditions. Unlike asphalt and some other materials, metal will never allow for water penetration regardless of how old they get. Water simply runs off. In addition, those living in snowy areas find that snow easily slides off their roofs keeping that heavy snow from building up. Add to that the fact that metal roofs are resistant to heat, and can withstand high winds without damage.
As well as the range of metals available, there are plenty of style options for your new metal roof. No longer restricted to corrugated sheets, there's a whole range of different types of metal panelling - ribbed, plain, snap locking and these usually come with the option of visible or invisible fixing. As well as panels and to complement the full range of metals and the colours and finishes that these metals now present, there are tiles and shingles with a whole slew of designs to provide your house with traditional or contemporary look. If you want a house with a roof that looks like it is made of Spanish tile or welsh grey slate, with a metal roof you can have it.
One of the main complaints with the way metal roofing used to be done was that they absorbed too much of the sun's heat. This, in turn, would make the house much hotter, which caused energy bills to be high as it took more work to keep the home cool. But thanks to advances in technology, that is no longer a problem. Now, it's specially designed to reflect the heat from the sun, which has made a huge difference in how people view the material.
Roofers are not the only ones to have recognized the benefits of it. the US government has established an Energy Policy Act of 2005 that rewards homeowners who have opted for the installation of a metal roof. In order to qualify for the Energy Star program requirements, an energy efficient improvement to one's home must include a pigmented metal roof. Because the majority of metal roofing manufactured today is at least 25 percent solar reflective for steep roofs and 65 percent solar reflective for low slopes, most metal roofing systems qualify for the credit. The tax credit savings on a metal roof under this act can reach up to $500, and is deducted directly from one's "total tax liability", such that it can reach sums in the thousands.
Perhaps you were not a believer just yet, but there was something that has shifted in your view towards metal roofing, the old barn metal roofing prejudice was evaporating, and the new curious interest in metal roofing was born. You told your friends about the metal roof you saw, and they were quite surprised to hear about it. All but one of them, did not have much to say about it. But, a friend of yours who tried to tell you about benefits of metal roofs before, said "See, bud, you were making fun of it, and now you are all excited about it." Indeed, your views were beginning to change. In fact, you were now becoming so curious about metal roofing that you decided to speak with a knowledgeable contractor who installs metal roofing.