Quarve Contracting
Wednesday 25 June 2014

The Many Benefits of Having a Metal Roof on Your MN Home

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When it comes to planning a home improvement project, make sure that you know all about the process and the product that you are going to be purchasing.  Find out which is the best material for the needs that you have, which includes your budget and the type of home you have. This is especially important if the project is a new roof. When it comes to a roofing purchase, making the best decision is not only important for your home but also for your family and your wallet. There are a number of choices in roofing - asphalt, tile, wood shake, metal, and even rubber.  Metal roofing is one option we'd like to suggest for your consideration, since we believe metal roofs are extremely appropriate to our Minnesota climate. Increase Your Home's Energy Efficiency with a Metal Roof A metal roof is a very energy-efficient investment to make. A lot of the loss that you have in your home is not coming from your windows and doors, it is actually coming from your roof. The infrared reflecting paint that is used on metal roofs is able to reflect the sun and able to keep the cool air in during the summer and the warm air in during the winter. This also is able to save you money each and every month. A Metal Roof Has a Long Lifespan Metal roofing has the longest lifespan of all roofing materials on the market. Not only is it able to stand up to a lot of weather conditions, but it can take the beating and continue to look and work beautifully. This means that you can put on a metal roof and allow it to last a lifetime, three to four times longer than an asphalt roof would last. Metal Roofs - Exceptional At Resisting Wind, Fire, and Weather Elements Metal roofs are durable and they are tough. They can stand up to just about anything that comes knocking, and that includes hail and wind-driven rain. They are able to stand up to winds going 160 mph which is a hurricane-like wind. (Just for comparison, an F2 tornado is 157 mph or less.)  Metal roofs aren't affected by extreme temperatures, so our harsh winters and hot summers won't cause a metal roof to deteriorate or age prematurely like an asphalt or wood roof can.  And since metal is noncombustible, lightning strikes don't pose a threat.  If you want peace of mind and protection for your home, a metal roof would be the best way for you to go. A Metal Roof Can Enhance Your Home's Curb Appeal When it comes to having your home looking nice in the neighborhood, you want your it to stand out.  The curb appeal of your home can get a boost with the right roofing material. You can choose the color and type of metal roof that you want - this includes choosing looks that are able to mimic different types of roofing materials currently on the market.  Metal roofs are available in the traditional standing vertical seam as well as profiles that replicate wood shakes, asphalt shingles, tile, and even slate.  And there are a wide variety of colors available. A Metal Roof Is a Green Choice Since it is metal, it is a recyclable material.  It contains a high amount of recycled metal, and any construction scraps are recyclable. Not only that, but since it lasts so long, you do not have to worry about dealing with so much waste each time your roof needs to be replaced. And because it is lightweight, a metal roof can usually be installed over an existing asphalt roof.  That means no tear-off labor costs and no old roofing to dispose of. The number of asphalt shingles put in landfills continues to rise, so you can make sure that you do not add to that number when you have a metal roof installed. You can also have it installed over your existing roof so there is no waste. Here at Quarve, we are able to install the perfect metal roof for your home. Check out our Pinterest board - there are many ideas that you can choose from depending on the look you would like for your home.  If it's time for a new roof on your home, give us a call today - 763.7851472.  We are a full-service exterior remodeling contractor serving the Minneapolis and St. Paul MN area, and we install metal roofs in the surrounding metro area as well, including the communities of Bloomington 55425 and 55431, as well as Eden Prairie 55344.