Minnesota Commercial Metal Roofing Contractors
Minneapolis Metal Roofing Contractor MN
United Roofing maintains its own sheet metal division for both residential and commercial buildings. Although the popularity of metal roofing has greatly increased in recent years, most people are not very familiar with this type of roofing material so there are many misconceptions. But metal roofing provides many benefits over conventional roofing materials. It is durable, long lasting, saves money and provides a comfortable environment for your family. We work with various types of metal such as panelized metal, lightweight aluminum, steel, copper and other metals.
Cost Effective Metal Roofing Solutions
It may cost more initially to install a metal roof, but cost in the long run will be much lower than a home with an asphalt roof. A metal roof will last 20 to 30 years or more while a conventional asphalt roof must be replaced around every 10 years. It is lightweight and installation is quick and simple. Choose from a variety of colors for aluminum or 24 gauge Kynar painted steel finishes all of which add beauty and value to your property. It has also been demonstrated that the home’s value increases with metal roofing. In some states, a metal roof can even lower your homeowner’s insurance premiums.
What You Should Know about Metal Roofing
It’s Long Lasting
Asphalt can require re-roofing every 10 to 20 years, often sooner. But a metal roofing system offers unmatched durability, lasting 2 to 3 times longer. Chances are good that a metal roof will be the last roof you ever install on your home.
There is a Beautiful Variety
No matter what kind of roofing style, color or finish you have now, there’s a metal roofing style to match. Today’s metal roofing looks just like common roofing material such as asphalt shingle, clay tile, cedar shake or slate. However, metal lasts at least 2 to 3 times longer. For a wide variety of great-looking choices, mouse over the thumbnails at right.
Metal Roofing is Energy EfficientMetal roofing in both light and dark colors reflects heat effectively to reduce cooling loads in the summer and insulate homes during the winter. This can help to lower energy bills.
Common Myths About Metal Roofing
A metal roof will not increase the likelihood of lightning striking your home. However, if your home were hit by lightning, your metal roof would disperse the energy safely throughout the structure. Since metal roofing isn’t combustible or flammable, it’s a low risk and desirable roofing option where severe weather is concerned, especially for lightning.
A common misconception is that a metal roof will be noisier than other types of roofing. When installed with solid sheathing, a metal roof on your home will actually silence noise from rain, hail and bad weather, many times much better than other roofing materials.
Today’s metal roofing systems are built to last. Steel metal roofing has a “metallic coating” made of either zinc or a combination of zinc and aluminum. This metallic coating prevents rust from forming and is bonded to the steel at the factory. Paint is then applied over the metallic coating to provide the long-lasting color homeowners desire
In most cases, a metal roof can withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather like hail, high winds, and heavy snow. Today’s systems also have a 150-mph wind rating (equal to an F2 tornado), meaning your metal roof is also safe from wind gusts that can accompany hail storms.
Many people think you can’t (or shouldn’t) walk on a metal roof, but the truth is that you can safely walk any metal roof without damaging it. Before you walk your roof, however, we recommend you talk to your installed or roof manufacturer first. They will have the details on how to walk the particular roof you have, based on the style you chose and your roof pitch.
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