Quarve Contracting
Friday 1 March 2019

I''m Considering Getting a New Metal Roof on My Home. Where Do I Start?

Posted by at 9:00 AM

Many Minnesota homeowners are discovering the incredible benefits of metal roofing. If you’re going to be upgrading to a new metal roof, then you need to think about what all might be involved.

First, we recommend you do some homework into what comes with a metal roof and what decisions have to be made. You can make a more informed decision on putting a metal roof on your home. We have plenty of helpful articles on this topic here on our blog. We'd also be happy to sit down with you in your home and talk specifically about what a metal roof could do for your home. We know you'll probably have questions, so we are here to answer them for you.

Should You Hire a Professional Metal Roofing Contractor to Handle the Installation?

With the cost of just about everything rising, we find that more than a few homeowners are tackling projects themselves rather than hiring a contractor to do it. Roofing isn't something we recommend as a DIY project, although you'll find lots of information on the subject, including how to install a metal roof. There are so many tutorials out there, but is this really the way you want to go?

If you do it yourself and something goes wrong, will the manufacturer's warranty cover it? If you damage your home, will your homeowner's insurance cover it. And then there's the expertise involved. It might actually be harder than you think. Even many licensed roofing contractors don't install metal roofs because they lack the equipment and the expertise.

You might be able to hang a new door or paint your home, but roof installation is far more complex than those types of projects. Metal roofing manufacturers have very specific techniques and installation procedures that must be followed in order for the warranty to be valid. And there are numerous pieces of specialized equipment required, which means you'll either have to rent or buy those items. And that will add to the cost.

And then there's the safety issue. Injuries and even fatalities from falls off ladders and roofs are sadly common.

Why Hire a Professional Metal Roofing Company?

If you want the best out of your investment in a new metal roof, hire a professional to handle the installation. You can have a beautiful, long-lasting, durable metal roof on the top of your home for an affordable price. You don’t have to worry about something being done wrong, because when you hire an experienced metal roofing company, you know you’re getting the best job when you need it. Plus you'll get the contractor's workmanship warranty on top of the materials warranty from the manufacturer.

Take the time to look at some of the FAQs regarding metal roofing that we have installed. This can provide you with more information on the metal roofing we install right here. If you have other questions that you want to have answered, give us a call to have us help. We are able to answer any questions you might have.  Quarve Contracting/Metal Roofing & Siding of Minnesota is a licensed Minnesota home improvement contractor. We specialize in energy-efficient exterior home remodeling services, and we work in the entire Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area.