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Friday 18 September 2015

14 Interesting Facts about Metal Roofs, Part 3

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Do you feel like you're an expert on metal roofs yet?  You've gone through Part 1 and Part 2, and now it is time to consider the other benefits and questions that you may have. Metal roofing might be just what you need on your home, but consider the answers to these commonly asked questions before making the jump. 10. Can skylights be installed with metal roofs? Yes. Protrusions that are normal do not present a problem. The skylights needs to be detailed and flashed properly. They must not be flush-mounted but curbed instead. It is suggested that you install new skylights if there are any older than 10 years or if any show deterioration. It would not make sense to install a roof that has a long lifespan with skylights that will soon need replacing. 11. How does a metal roof compare in cost to other roofing products? While the upfront cost for metal roofs are higher, they are an immediate investment that continues increasing the value in your home. After 12-17 years other roofing materials have to be replaced. However, metal roofs will last for many years longer than these other roofing materials making it financially beneficial. Metal roofs are great for saving you money on your home energy costs. 12. When compared to other common roofing materials such as wood or asphalt shingles, how much longer does a metal roof last? Right after installation your roof begins to deteriorate with roofing products such as asphalt shingles or wood shakes. Traditional shingles have average lifespan is 12-17 years. Wood shakes deteriorate quickly also. Metal roofs last many years beyond other common roofing products and come with a long-term warranty. 13. Are metal roofs eco-friendly? Metal roofs are  considered green roofs and are made from recycled material. Sustainability is guaranteed with its long life expectancy. A metal roof is considered the most eco-friendly roof available due to its energy efficiency and its ability to be installed over the majority of existing roofs, keeping old roofing materials out of landfills. 14. With the many options available with metal roofs, how can I figure my way through it all?  There are many different types of metal roofs available.  Our roofing specialists at Quarve Contracting will happily walk you through every option available with metal roofs to make sure you are happy with your decision. Congratulations!  You've come to the end of our metal roofing facts series - if you'd like to learn even more about how a metal roof would work for your home, call us for a free consultation. Contact Quarve Contracting today for all your MN roofing needs! We are a licensed MN roofing contractor serving the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.