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Friday 25 November 2016

Minnesota Metal Roofing Might Not Be What You Think It Is

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Of course, just about everyone in this area is familiar with metal roofs on barns and pole buildings.  As you've driven around the state of Minnesota you've probably seen them.   If that's your association with metal roofing, we'd like to broaden your horizon, because it's been used for other buildings as well. There was a point when - other than for agricultural buildings - metal roofing was only applied to high cost projects where the absolute highest level of protection was desired. That’s because the roofing was highly expensive and difficult to install. That’s not the case any longer. Today metal roofing is much more accessible to the everyday homeowner, and it’s one of the best investments that you can make for your home.  While not every Minnesota roofing contractor installs metal roofing, there are roofing companies around the Minneapolis and St. Paul area that do - like Quarve. Today's metal roofing for homes is relatively affordable, and it is available in a variety of different looks. If you don’t like the appearance of standing-seam metal roofing that most people equate with it, you can opt for tile the look of asphalt roofing, shake and other forms instead. In fact, metal roofing is available to look like most other types of roofing put on homes today. That means that you can confidently add it to your home and still fit in with the neighbors.
  • Metal roofing is highly durable and will outlast most other roofing material options.  That fact alone makes it a great value.  
It’s heavily protected against rust and corrosion and stands up to high winds, hail and even fire without issue. That means that your roof will last longer with less work from you to keep it in good condition. Not only that, but metal roofing is good for the environment as well. That’s because most steel panels are about 95% recyclable. Unlike shingles that must be sent to a landfill after use, metal roofing can be taken off and turned into another product and used all over again. It has a scrap value when you stop using it on your home, and is very easy to dispose of. It’s a common misconception that metal roofing will heat up your home and make your house harder to cool. The reality is that metal roofing can actually help reduce your cooling bill. That’s because the roofing is coated with a special heat reflecting surface that keeps the panels from heating up. There is also often an air gap between the roof itself and frame underneath the roof. That means that most of the heat that does generate on the roofing, is simply vented off and back outside again before making it to your home. Adding metal roofing can actual reduce your cooling costs substantially in the summer. Find out why steel roofing is the best choice for you to go with for your home. There are plenty of reasons to consider a metal roof, just make sure that you consider all of them, before you let someone talk you out of upgrading your home to metal roofing. Speak with us here at Quarve to find out even more about what to expect from this type of roofing. Quarve Contracting, Inc. is a licensed Minnesota home remodeling contractor specializing in metal roofing for homes in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.