Most homeowners and even your reliable Denver CO metal roofing company will highly recommend a corrugated or standing seam metal as your roof. If you're wondering what the hype is all about, you've definitely heard about its durability -- and its visual appearance somewhat validates its dependability to you. Metal roofing is more than just a long-term roofing material, it can preserve your home for decades to even a century.
Metal roofing is exceptionally reliable. It has an estimated 50-70-year lifespan capable of withstanding multiple hailstorms (but will have dents). With the correct installation, its expansion and contraction during hot and cold seasons will not affect its lifespan or performance. In addition, they require virtually no maintenance to achieve their performance.
However, both corrugated and standing seam systems can be initially expensive. If you compare it to a $7.00-$9.000 per square foot of asphalt shingle roofs, you're looking at a higher, $12.00-$15.000 per square foot of metal roofs (the figures are higher for standing seam metal roofs).
Cost is the only issue a metal roof has. Even Green Building Advisor believes it to be the only negative Denver CO homeowners might find with them. Aside from such, no other issue is most likely present. In addition, it presents an interesting tidbit about the industry's offers in these statements:
What happened? Product offerings are more extensive than the simple corrugated panels that have long been used on barns and sheds. Metal roofing is available in a range of styles — from several kinds of standing seam to a variety of stamped metal shingles that look like slate, clay tile, and even asphalt. Paint and stone coatings are more sophisticated and more durable, giving roofing a very long service life while appealing to homeowners with a variety of aesthetic preferences.
The industry also is working harder to win over consumers who once thought that metal roofing was too hot, too heavy, noisy, or prone to rust, says Dick Bus, president of ATAS International and head of the Metal Roofing Alliance. “Those myths are gone, and people want to reroof with something that has some permanence to it,” he said. “Metal roofing that’s properly installed can last upwards of 50 to 60 years or more.”
Metal roofing may never catch up to asphalt in the residential arena simply because of cost. Light gauge, through-fastened panels might be competitive with asphalt on a simple roof shape, but the industry acknowledges that a standing seam or metal shingle roof can be two or three times the initial cost of asphalt. Still, manufacturers think they can continue expanding on the strength of other attributes: long-term performance, recyclability, high fire resistance, and low maintenance. (Continued)
The modern standing seam metal roof is the modern day roofing solution for many homes across Colorado and quite possibly the country. Corrugated metal roofing often had leaks because of its exposed fasteners and loosening rubber gaskets due to roofing expansion and contraction. However, the concealed fasteners and overlapping installation of standing seam metal roofs made it possible to prevent these long-term issues from creating any problems.
If you can handle the cost, then you can definitely find the perfect metal roof for your home all the time. However, keep in mind to look at reviews of different standing seam metal roof manufacturers you're prospecting to buy from.
Curb appeal is everything for homeowners looking to improve the value of their property. Most traditional roofing materials such as asphalt shingles, wood shakes, and clay tiles deliver immediate curb appeal due to their traditional look. So, what's there for metal roofs?
With metal roofs, you have a wide range of colors to choose from. Acrylic elastomeric coating doubles as a curb appeal enhancer and roof material lifespan extender. It acts as an extra layer of protection for your roof against the elements.
If you're having problems choosing the right roofing color for your home, McElroy Metal has an excellent guide just for you:
Selecting a Metal Roof Color
There are a lot of options when it comes to metal roof colors, so your selection is going to be primarily determined by your personal preference. In general, however, you are going to want to either select a color that contrasts with the rest of the colors on your home or choose a color that complements those colors.
A contrasting color will make the roof visually pop and make the home stand out. Complementary colors will give the home a more classic look.
If you’re not sure which is more your style, we recommend checking out our residential photo gallery. There are a lot of completed roofing projects in the gallery with both complementary and contrasting roofing colors.
Another option is to take a photo of your home and use our visualization tool to see what your home would look like with a metal roof.
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Remember, all metal roofing installations ensure you have a roof that can last and withstand decades of elemental resistance. If you have yet to find a reliable roofer, you can count on us at Roper Roofing, Denver's go-to roofing company. Contact us today to learn more all about what we can do for you!