Quarve Contracting
Tuesday 23 July 2019

What Makes Minnesota Metal Roofing So Resilient?

Posted by at 9:00 AM

A prime consideration for homeowners here in the Minneapolis area who are faced with roof replacement should be the durability of the roofing material they are considering.  With our harsh weather, heavy snows, and things like hail and high winds, it just makes sense that you would choose a roofing product that can stand up to what our climate throws at it. Our recommendation?  Metal roofing. Metal roofing is one of the most resilient choices on the market.  It resists storm damage, it's noncombustible, and it has a long expected life.  If you do your homework, you'll find that metal roofing is one of the sturdiest choices to go with. Metal Roofing Is Wind Resistant When high winds are in our area, you don’t have to worry about losing your roof to them.  You are not going to lose shingles like you normally would, your roof won’t move at all, making it an ideal choice for any windy areas like ours.  According to the Metal Roofing Alliance, metal roofing has a 140-mph wind rating.  (As a comparison, an F1 tornado has a wind speed between 86-110 mph, and an F2 is about 125 mph.) Corrosion Is Not an Issue with Metal Roofing With the metal roofing we install, you won't have to worry about problems from corrosion.  Some types of metal roofing have issues, but the steel roofing we install from Kassel & Irons has a galvalume finish, which withstands corrosion far better than galvanized metal. Metal Roofing Is Impact Resistant With the Kynar 500® and Hylar 5000® PVDF resin-based finishes on the steel roofing we install, any sort of impact is going to bounce right off, provided that it is not something that is overly large. Hail and other debris that can cause issues with asphalt roofing are rarely problematic for metal roofs.  The finish that Kassel & Irons places on their steel roofing is designed to conceal any surface blemishes, so your roof will keep looking good.  Even those branches that might come whipping around in high winds are not going to do any damage. If you are considering metal roofing, look to a roofing contractor that is experienced with installation of the material. You want someone that is able to provide the roofing on the home that is needed, and not all roofing companies have the expertise to install metal roofs.  Quarve has been doing so for nearly four decades, and  hundreds of homes and businesses around the Twin Cities are protected by roofs we installed.   Speak with us today and we would be more than happy to provide the help needed.