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Monday 24 August 2015

The Different Types of Metal Roofs

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If you've visited our blog before, you most likely have heard about all the great benefits metal roofs have to offer Just like other materials for roofing, metal roofs come in a wide variety of styles and colors. There are metal shingles, metal slates, metal shakes, and more. Each type of metal roofing seeks to match certain materials without submitting to any of the weaknesses. For instance, metal shake roofs are designed for feel and look like wood but remaining invulnerable to curb, rot, and mildew. Now familiarize yourself with some common metal roof types and see what they can offer your home. Metal Shingles Compared to Asphalt Shingles Asphalt shingles are a material for roofing with a history, and they remain the roof most commonly seen in the neighborhood. Most likely the house next door has a roof with asphalt shingles. Metal roofing is available in that same look. However, when comparing metal shingles with asphalt shingles the distinction can be staggering. Even though metal shingles and asphalt shingles have similar designs they share, metal lasts longer, can take more pressure, and can be customized easily. Unlike shingles that are asphalt, metal shingles will not rot, decay, chip, crack, or discolor. These roofs are energy efficient, and incoming solar heat is reflected, giving your A/C a break. Standing Seam Metal Roof Due to various needs, metal roofs are very versatile. A standing seam metal roof is a highly popular choice and is a great solution for low-pitch roofs. Whereas shingles sustain damage over time, loosen, and interrupt water runoff, standing seam metal roofs have vertical panels equipped to redirect debris and water easily off the roof. This has made them a quite popular choice in both commercial and residential properties. Metal Roofing for Historic Buildings Roofing for historic homes needs to imitate the beauty and style of the original roof but at the same time offer exceptional durability to protect the structure. Metal roofs can handle severe climates and can last more than 50 years with little upkeep. Metal's non-combustible and malleable features allow bending being able to emulate the design and texture of historic roofs. We install metal roofing in a variety of styles, including those that resemble wood shakes and slate tiles.  Metal roofing is great for Minnesota homes - we'd be happy to tell you more.  Why not contact Quarve Contracting for an estimate on a metal roof for your home?  Our consultations are always free.  We are a licensed MN home improvement contractor serving the entire Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area, and metal roofing is our specialty.