Quarve Contracting
Thursday 24 October 2013

Why is Metal Roofing Worth the Switch for Minnesota Homes?

Posted by at 9:00 AM

Is your home well protected?  When it comes to your roof, it is one of the most important parts of your home. The roof has to cover the home, everyone and everything in it. The choice of roofing material that you make can make a huge difference when it comes to the type of protection you're going to get from it. The roofing materials are also going to make or break your home's appearance. It is vital to choose the best roofing system for your needs. There are so many choices out there to pick from, but metal roofs are quickly becoming the number one choice among homeowners and builders, especially here in the Twin Cities. There is even a whole new metal roof that has emerged to the market that provide both coverage and great looks to the home. Metal roofs have many different benefits, which you will find listed below.

Lightweight and Ease of Installation of Metal Roofs

Metal roofs have lighter materials compared to other roofing materials. Concrete is one of the most heaviest material and weighs around 900 pounds per square. A metal roof will weigh no more than 150 pounds per square. Since metal roofs are installed in large sheets, the ease of installation is high. You can even install a new metal roof over an existing roof.

Metal Roofing Is Versatile and Very Attractive

Previously you could only get metal roofs in rolls or vertical panels. This limited their use. Today, you're able to get many different styles, designs, textures and colors which allows you to use them on your home or other buildings. Metal roofs can even mimic the appearance of other materials such as ceramic tiles.

Great Protection for a Very Long Time Is What You Can Expect with a Metal Roof

Metal roofs are highly durable. They can last 2 to 3 times longer than other types of roofing materials. They will not rot, crack, break or burn. They can withstand many different weather conditions, even the most severe. They do not create breeding grounds for algae, mold and pests. They are also fire proof so they will not spread fires.

Energy Efficiency in Roofing

All of the traditional roofing materials out there can absorb solar heat, which then heats up the top of the home during the day time. Metal roofs can actually reflect the heat and keep the home cooler. This provides up to 40% in energy cost savings annually. They do not have to be maintained very often either, so cut back on this time.

Metal Roofs Incorporate Sustainable Materials

Metal roofs have a lot of ecological benefits. They are made from alloy, aluminum or steel and are able to be recycled into something else once they are done being used. This means that you do not have to worry about adding to a land fill. If you're thinking about having metal roofing installation on your home, call professionals that know what they are doing. Quarve is a Twin Cities roofing company, and for over 30 years we've been here to help Minneapolis and St. Paul homeowners with  exterior home renovation needs.  As part of our services, we offer installation of high-quality metal roofs.