Quarve Contracting
Tuesday 8 December 2015

5 Vital Facts About Metal Roofs

Posted by at 6:32 PM

Look around the Minneapolis and St. Paul area - have you noticed all the metal roofs that are being installed? There is no doubt home improvement markets have been being dominated by metal roofs.   Metal roofs are known for being extremely versatile; they are able to accommodate homes with low pitch roofs and historic homes. And they are one of the best roofing options for Minnesota's climate. Keep these five vital facts in mind when considering a metal roof for your home. One:  Incomparable Longevity Compared to all other roofing materials, metal roofs have a lifespan that is the longest. Whereas an asphalt shingle roof may last only 15-25 years, very little maintenance is needed for a metal roof to last for up to 100 years. The majority of metal roofs have 50-year warranties, so you know your investment is well protected. Two: Unequaled Durability While the utility and appearance of a shingle roof may be compromised by hail, rain, and other harsh weather conditions, metals roofs are able to withstand all climates. Designed to be resistant against thermal contraction and expansion, metal roofs will never curl, chip, break, or crack. These roofs can withstand winds with no problems up to 140 mph.  And unlike asphalt shingles or wood shakes, metal roofs stand up very well to hail.  That should be good news for Minnesota homeowners! Three:  Untouchable Energy Efficiency With cooling bills costing Americans approximately 40 billion dollars a year, metal roofs have been recognized as an exceptional source for energy reduction for homes across America. Metal roofs are 100% recyclable, are able to keep homes cool due to high thermal emissive and solar reflective values. Homeowners can save up to 40% from their annual energy spending, depending on where they reside. Four:  Vast Customization Flexibility One thing that may make metal roofs more popular is the substantial amount of customization options. There is an abundance of fabulous colors for the curb appeal of your home to be enhanced. They can also emulate the feel, look, and texture of other materials for roofing such as shakes, shingles, and slates. Metal roof finishes are resistant and durable against discoloration and fading. Homeowners will have a lifetime of faithful service and beauty when they install  a metal roof on their home. Five: Metal Roofs are NOT Noisy It is a myth that metal roofs are noisy. There is a strong sheathing tacked between the roofing surface and the roof. This gives your home an extra level of noise control, making it quieter than other roofing materials. Whether it is a modern commercial building or a historic home, metal roofs will meet all your utility and aesthetics demands with certainty. Quarve Contracting is available to handle all your metal roofing needs!  We've been installing roofing in the Twin Cities area for over three decades.  We are a licensed MN roofing contractor, and we specialize in installation of metal roofs.