We Offer Metal Roofing Services in Collierville, Tennessee
Residential metal roofing is becoming ever more popular for many reasons. Here at Beneficial Roofing of Collierville, TN we want you to know about all your roofing options. Here’s the low-down on metal roofing materials including some pros and cons.
Not heavy metal
Today’s metal roofs are made primarily from four types of metal:
Lightweight and strong, most steel roofing is coated with zinc (Galvalume, Galvanized, Zincalume, etc) and given a colored or coated finish. It provides superb corrosion resistance and is especially popular where homeowners are looking for value, performance, and aesthetics.
With corrosion resistance superior even to steel and supplied with attractive Energy Star finishes, this material is gaining popularity in the industry. Although it’s more expensive than steel, its light weight and excellent corrosion resistance make it a fantastic choice in coastal regions.
Copper & Zinc
Stunningly beautiful, these premium natural metals rarely come with any type of finish. Highly resistant to corrosion, their appearance and performance make them among the most expensive metal roofing materials on the market.
Something you might not know, all these metals are offered in the form of shakes, panels, shingles, and diamond shingle profiles. All metal roofing comes in sheets or panels, making them easy to install.
5 Things we like about metal roofing
Metal roofing is made to last. Manufacturers are so convinced of this benefit of metal roofing that they offer anywhere from 30- to 50-year warranties on their metal roofs.
All these metals are resistant to water. They are also impervious to insects or small animals that might try to bore or chew their way into your roof.
Most of these materials are made from recyclables and are also recyclable when their time on top of the house is finally finished. This is worth consideration in a culture where shingle tear-off waste is up to 20 billion pounds per year.
Most metal roofing materials are treated with a special sun-reflective coating that can reduce home energy costs anywhere from 10-25%.
Ease of installation
Available in multiple shingle sections or 12”-36” wide panels, metal roofs are much easier and less time to consume to install. They can even be installed over your current roof if you prefer not to do a tear-off first.
Things we don’t like about metal roofing
The initial investment in a metal roof can be very expensive, depending on which materials you chose to use. This is not necessarily a detriment, however. The durability and longevity of metal roofs save homeowners potentially thousands of dollars normally spent on repairs and replacements of a traditional roof.
Metal roofs can be noisier than asphalt, wood, or tile roofs. Not all metal roof owners agree on this point, however. If this is a concern you have, talk to one of our Collierville, TN technicians. We’ll be happy to discuss ways to reduce any potential noise problems.
If you decide to remodel or build on to your current home down the road (in 10-20 years, for instance), it might be difficult to match materials.
Your metal roof is prone to dents from large hailstones, just like your automobile is. Copper and aluminum are softer than steel and can be more likely to dent under extreme conditions. Some manufacturers provide guarantees against denting, however.
Expansion and contraction
Metal expands and contracts as it heats and cools. One effect of this can be the loosening of fasteners on your metal panels. Most manufacturers have started producing fasteners to accommodate the natural expansion and contraction of the metal, so be sure to look for these types of fasteners.
It’s your choice
We think metal roofs have a lot going for them. In addition to their longevity, ability to resist corrosion, environmental friendliness, energy efficiency and ease of installation, they are resistant to fire from outside the house and are easy to keep looking nice. Their higher initial cost saves you money over time. Here at Beneficial Roofing of Collierville, TN we think you’ll like what you see. Give us a call today. Let’s talk metal!