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Residential Metal Roofing

Metal panels roofs are becoming increasingly popular because they offer many benefits over traditional asphalt shingle roofs. They provide better protection against weather conditions such as wind, rain, hail, snow, and extreme temperatures. They are fire-resistant, durable, and long-lasting.

If you are looking to replace your current roof, consider a metal roof. A metal panels roof offers a variety of colors and styles to choose from. You can also customize the look of your home with different textures and designs.

Signs it's time to replace your roof

If you need a roof repair or replacement, it's essential to act fast. Roofing materials deteriorate over time, and weather conditions can cause leaks and cracks. While there are many reasons roofs fail, water leakage is one of the most common problems. 

Metal roof technology allows installing it over the existing shingles when the condition of the shingles is good. That will let you avoid extra expenses of old shingles removal. If the shingles deteriorate, you will have to remove them and install an extra layer of waterproofing membrane that could cost around $5,000 for an average roof.

Water seeps into the ceiling, walls, floors, and insulation. This causes mold growth, rot, discoloration, and even structural issues. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact a professional metal roofing company like Professional Metal Roofing immediately.

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You've noticed a leak

If you notice water stains on your ceiling, walls, or flooring, it could mean your home is experiencing some serious moisture issues. You might think it's just condensation caused by air conditioning or heating units, but there are many reasons why water spots could be forming.

The most common cause is a leaky roof. Water damage from leaks can occur anywhere along the roofline, including around chimneys, skylights, vents, downspouts, gutters, flashing, fascia boards, ridge caps, valleys, ridges, eaves, gable ends, dormers, etc. 

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The shingles are peeling or curling

Your asphalt shingles should lay flat along the surface of the roof. Sun and weather exposure over time will cause your shingles to curl and peel. They will become brittle and break and blow away in high winds. If your shingles crack, come apart or curl, it's likely at the end of their life. You'll know because the color will fade, and the texture will change.Replace them before a storm hits and water gets into the house.

If you don't see wet spots on the ceiling, it doesn't mean your roof is not leaking. Most likely, insulation on the ceiling absorbs the water, and plastic between insulation and drywall doesn't let it go through.

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Your wood roof is showing signs of rotting

Wood shake roofs aren't known for being long-lasting, especially in warmer climates where the weather can cause rot issues. If your roof is showing signs of rotting, it's time to get qualified steel roofers to inspect your roof and possibly replace it. Act fast before it becomes a bigger issue than it is!

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Your roof has never been replaced

If you've lived in your house for decades, chances are you haven't replaced the roof. Roofing systems tend to wear out over time, and roofs typically last about10to 20 years. But if yours is older, it could be time to replace it. 

And don't wait too long — there's no reason to put off replacing the roof just because it hasn't needed repair yet. For example, once your roof shows signs of leaking, water could enter your attic and ruin everything!

Different types of residential roofing

There are many different types of residential roofing available. Let's look at the most common roofing types.

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Clay/Concrete Roof

The most durable type of roofing material is clay roofing. Clay roofs are typically found in rural areas,even though it is harder to install and expensive to maintain compared to asphalt shingle roofs. Clay roofs require maintenance, such as periodic cleaning and sealing.In cold countries with snowy weather, clay tiles do not last long as the moisture gets into the tile and freezes. Frozen moisture cracks the tile, and the roof starts leaking.

Changes in concrete tile technology and improved concrete formulations will last even better. Concrete tiles are now stronger and lighter, making it possible to build much taller buildings without worrying about cracking. These tiles are also used in high-wind zones where traditional roofing materials might blow off.

Most clay tile warranties cover the product's lifetime, but not all companies offer warranty coverage beyond that. Some manufacturers offer extended warranties covering defects for 10 or 20 years, depending on the manufacturer.

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Wood Roof

Wood shakes are another popular choice for residential roofing. Shakes come in many different styles and colors and are available in single-ply and double-ply configurations. Single-ply shakes are made from only one piece of wood, while double-ply shakes are made of two pieces glued together. Double-ply shakes are usually thicker and heavier than single-ply shakes, providing greater strength and durability.

Wood shake roofs are relatively easy to install since they are nailed directly to the roof deck. However, they need regular maintenance, such as cleaning, painting, and caulking. In addition, wood roofs are more flammable than other roof types.

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Asphalt Roof

Asphalt shingles are one of North America's most popular roofing materials. However, they are notdurable,even though they're easy to install. They come in different colors and styles to match any home design and offer protection against weather damage.Asphalt shingled roofs cost less than other types of roofing options. This makes them an economical choice for homeowners who want to upgrade their homes,which is the only benefit of asphalt roofs.

Most asphalt shingle manufacturers only offer a limited number of colors. If you want something that stands out from your neighbors, you may not find exactly what you want. In addition, asphalt shingle roofs aren't as energy efficient as other roofing materials. They also don't offer much thermal resistance.

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Slate Roof

Slate is a natural stone used for centuries to build homes, churches, and other buildings. It's durable and looks great! Slate roofing can be installed in many different ways, including standing seam, rolled, single lap, or double lap. 

Because they are made of stone, slate roofs require little to no upkeep. You only need to sweep off debris that accumulates on the roof regularly. Slate roofs are also very strongand can support large amounts of weight.

The slate is heavy, and the weight of a slate roof can cause problems with your home's foundation. If you live in an area that experiences high winds or earthquakes, it may be best to avoid this type of roofing material.

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Fiber Cement Roof

Fiber cement is a type of concrete made from three main ingredients: concrete, clays, and wood fibers. Fiber cement can be used to make building materials such as flooring, roof tiles, wall panels, and other products. Fiber cement has been widely used in construction because it is more environmentally friendly than traditional concrete.

Although durable and fireproof, fiber cement roofs can be damaged by cold weather.

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Metal Roof

Metal roofing systems are becoming increasingly popular due to their low cost over the long term and long life expectancy. A metal panels roof can withstand extreme weather conditions like hail, snow, wind, and rain better than asphalt shingles. In addition, metal roofs are easy to maintain because they don't require constant cleaning.

Metal roofs are durable and protect against fire and water. Additionally, metal roofing is more energy efficient than traditional materials such as asphalt or wood.

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Types of metal roofs

There are many different kinds of metal roofs, ranging from aluminum to copper. Each metal panels roof type offers unique benefits and drawbacks. You'll want to choose the best material based on what you're looking for — whether it's durability, cost, aesthetics, or something else entirely.

Copper

Copper roofing is usually used in buildings exposed to extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes, tornadoes, hail storms, etc. This type of metal panels roof requires special maintenance because it is prone to rust stains, algae growth, and moisture damage. Copper roofing is ideal if you want a durable, beautiful roof that lasts decades.

Copper is a reddish-yellow metal that is malleable, ductile, and highly electrically conductive. It is also one of the most durable metals known to man. In fact, it has been used since ancient times for everything from jewelry to plumbing fixtures. And now, it's being used as a roofing material.

Copper provides better protection against UV rays and moisture than other roofing materials and is easy to install. Once installed, copper roofs require little maintenance. You simply sweep off the debris and clean the surface occasionally.

Copper roofing is one of the most popular roofing options among homeowners because of its durability, affordability, and aesthetic appeal. 

One of its main disadvantages is that copper roofing is costly. Therefore, most homeowners use copper as accents on their roofs.

Aluminum

Aluminum is a lightweight metal that can be used to make roofs. It's energy-efficient, durable, easy to install, and has many colors. Aluminum can be used on any building, including residential homes, commercial buildings, churches, etc. 

However, aluminum is expensive. While aluminum is relatively inexpensive, the raw material itself is quite costly. You'll pay about three times the price of steel or iron.

Galvalume Steel

Galvalume roofs are manufactured from cold rolled steel coils coated with zinc and aluminum layers. They are designed to provide a long life expectancy while maintaining durability and aesthetics. Galvalume roofs are used in residential applications such as single-family homes, multi-family buildings, commercial structures, and industrial facilities.

Galvalume offers many benefits over traditional asphalt shingle roofs, such as better resistance to hail damage, lower maintenance costs, increased energy efficiency, and longer life expectancy. 

Galvalume is also one of the few metal panels roof systems approved for use in hurricane zones. Galvalume is available in several styles, colors, textures, and finishes.

Galvalumeroofing is one of the best materials for covering flat roofs because it resists water damage better than any other material. However, galvalumesteel may not be the right choice if your roof has many curves or sharp edges. 

Galvalume steel can stretch and crack easily, especially if it gets wet. When this happens, the rust stain marks left behind can make your roof look old and worn out.

Galvanized Steel

Galvanized metal products have existed since the 17th century. They are commonly used for building construction, such as roofs, walls, and fences. During the Industrial Revolution, galvanized metal products began to gain popularity.

Galvanized steel is one of the most popular materials used in commercial roofing, especially for industrial buildings. Galvanizing is done by dipping the metals into molten zinc, which makes the surface impervious to corrosion. Galvanized steel is much stronger than ungalvanized steel, making it ideal for roofs and other heavy-duty uses.

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The benefits of metal roofing

At Professional Metal Roofing, we want the best for our customers. That's why we always recommend metal panels roofs. The following are a few of the many benefits of metal roofing and why we have them at the top of our list:

  • Durability – A metal panels roof lasts longer than traditional roofs
  • Weatherproof – Metal roofing resists wind, rain, hail, snow, sleet, and heat better than most materials
  • Energy efficiency – Steel roofing helps to save on energy bills
  • Value – Metal roofing offers a long lifespan and no maintenance costs
  • Environmentally friendly – Metal roofs are recyclable and eco-conscious
  • Warranty –At Professional Metal Roofing, we offer warranties for 50 years!
  • Visually appealing – Metal panels roofs can add curb appeal and enhance the overall look of your home
  • Corrosion-resistant – Metal roofs resist corrosion, making them perfect for coastal regions where saltwater damage is common.
  • Insulation – Metal panels roofing systems also offer excellent insulation properties and can effectively block out harmful UV rays.

What to consider when choosing your metal roof

One of the most important things to consider when choosing a metal panels roof is its appearance. A metal roof can look like just about anything you want it to look like. You can go with a simple sheet metal roof or try something more unique such as a curved metal roof. Whatever style you decide on, you can rest assured that it will stand up to the elements for years to come.

While many people associate metal panels roofs with old houses, modern versions come in various styles and colors. Some look just like regular shingle roofs, while others mimic tile roofs. Some metal roofs resemble wood shakes.

There are a few factors to consider when choosing your metal panels roof, such as:

Scale

Consider scale if you're looking for a good choice for a new slate or shingle product. A 24-inch standing-seamed panel may be too large for your house, so choose something smaller. And if your tiles are heavy-looking, they might look out of place against your house.

It's always recommended to go with a lighter color if you have a sloped or flat-pitched roof. A darker-colored material can make a building appear higher than it is. In contrast, a lighter-colored material can make a structure appear shorter than it is. In either case, standing seams are an excellent choice for any type of construction. They give a clean appearance and add strength to the paneling.

Colors

The colors you choose are important. You want to ensure the roof looks good and blends well with the rest of your home. At Professional Metal Roofing, you have several colored metal roofsto choose from, so it's easy to find one that suits your style and budget.

Match your neighborhood

When picking out paint colors for your house, choosing something that fits well with the rest of the neighborhood is essential. This way, people in the area won't feel like they're walking into a "color bomb." 

If you live in a suburban area, chances are there are lots of houses with similar styles and colors. So, match the colors of the other homes in the neighborhood.

Take a walk around your neighborhood and try to find examples of different colors that complement each other. Then, use those ideas to help guide your choices when selecting the perfect shade for your home.

Style

Metal panels roofs come in different styles, including slates, shingles, tiles, and corrugated ones. They're available in various colors and textures, so you can pick one that suits your taste. At Professional Metal Roofing, we can even customize them for you!

No matter what type of metal panels roof you choose, our expert team at Professional Metal Roofing is available to answer your questions and provide you with information. Contact us today for a free estimate!

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