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With more and more homeowners interested in a natural look, log homes are becoming extremely popular.  When it comes to having a log home built, the best way to top it off is with a metal roof put on top of it.  You might think topping a rustic looking log residence with metal is out of place, but it's one of the current trends in home building.  Why?  Home builders, architects, and homeowners are learning what rural residents have known for a long time - metal roofs are more durable than many other roofing options.

The metal roofs that are installed on homes today are rust-resistant and require little to no care on the homeowner's part.  The color and finish stay beautiful for years to come because a primer is baked on top of the metal to create a base coat for extra protection and a finish coat on after that one.  This extra coats are to there to resist any fading and to provide extra protection on top of the metal that is protecting the well-being of your home's structure.  And unlike asphalt, wood, or tile roofing,  fungi and molds and algae are not able to grow on a metal roof with these protective coatings.

Other important considerations for metal roofs is that they have a high strength and low weight, while also being highly durable. They can resist aging, cracking, shrinking or eroding, which makes them a long-term roofing solution for most homes.  Severe rains, hailstorms, and icy blizzard blasts have nothing threatening when it comes to coming in contact with a metal roof. These roofs stand strong. And if your home is in a wooded area and your concern is fire, having a non-combustible roofing material can put your mind at ease.

A Metal Roof is an Environmentally-Sound Choice for Your Log Home

If you chose a log home because you're concerned with surrounding yourself with more natural materials, you should know that metal roofs are very eco-friendly.  The most common types of metal roofing are usually made from steel, aluminum, zinc, copper, stainless steel and titanium. Most metal roofs have excellent energy-efficient properties, and if they are light colored, the sun can be directed away from the home to keep it cooled. Metal roofs incorporate recycled material, and any roofing debris is recyclable as well.  And due to the light weight of the roof, a metal roof can usually be installed without tearing off the existing roof.  That means less material going into a landfill.

No matter what the style of your home, there is a metal roofing product that's perfect for it.  You can choose from many different styles and colors to match the look of your home and your personal taste. You can have metal roofing that resembles tile, shingle-slate, shake, vertical panel and so on to provide a beautiful look without looking like it is made out of metal, but rather the type of roofing material that you chose to go with.  But you still have all the benefits that come with putting a metal roof on your home at the same time.

The cost?  Metal roofs have a higher installation price than other traditional roofing materials, but they can last three times as longer as these other materials, so  you need to factor in the cost over a much longer period than traditional asphalt roofing.

We are pleased to install high quality metal roofing, plus we offer the quality workmanship in roofing installation that you need to get the most out of your new roof.  If a metal roof sounds just like the perfect topping for your MN log home, contact Quarve at 763.785.1472.  Quarve Contracting - proud to be one of the leading roofing contractors in the Minneapolis and St. Paul MN area for over 30 years.