Quarve Contracting
Thursday 13 November 2014

How-To Tips for Selecting the Best MN Metal Roof

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Metal roofing is quickly becoming one of the most popular choices for residential roofing.  Are you thinking about moving to metal to protect your home?  Let's start with this helpful and informative video from Kassel & Irons, one of our favorite steel roofing suppliers.   There are many factors that go into purchasing and choosing a metal roof for your MN home. Once you’ve made the decision to get the metal roof installed, it is time to choose which roof might be the best bet for you to go with. When it comes to deciding on which one, consider some of these factors before moving forward. Metal Roofing Materials You want to make sure that you’re choosing the right kind of metal for the job. You’ve chosen the metal, but which metal is right? You can go with everything from alloys to zinc, copper, steel and beyond. The sky is the limit, right? You should choose the type of metal that is best for the environment that you live in. Zinc would not be good in damp environments, while steel is a sturdy more durable metal than aluminum.  And if cost is a factor, you should know that copper roofs - although beautiful - are the most expensive Consider the Appearance of a Metal Roof Material The appearance of the metal roof can also determine which metal roof you choose to put on your home. You will want something that is going to look nice on your home and since there are so many ways that it can be added, you have to choose which one for your home. There are sheets, tiles and everything in between to add to the home. You can even use apps and other programs to see how different metal roofs would look on your home.  Metal roofs are available that replicate asphalt shingles, wood shakes, and even terra cotta tile. Check Out the Roofing Warranty The warranty on the roof means a lot, and this goes for other exterior products such as your siding. You want something that is going to be able to cover you if something does happen. You want to make sure your roof lasts a long time and if something was not done right, or the product doesn’t deliver like it should - then you need to be covered. Always ask about the warranty on the product. The Right Metal Roofs Have Great Energy Efficiency The energy efficiency of the metal roof should mean a lot to you since you do not want to worry about spending more money in your energy bill.  With the right metal roof, you should actually spend less. You want a metal roof that is going to insulate better, protect you from the outside cold or heat that might be pouring down on you. Check out and compare the features of the roofing materials you're considering; then make your decision on which to go with. When you’re ready to explore all of the options that you have for the metal roof that you’d like to put on your home, speak with us here at Quarve. We are a metal roof contractor for the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. We can help you decide which option is the best for you, your home, and your budget.  Call us today for a free consultation.  763.785.1572. Check out our Pinterest page for some metal roofing ideas.