Researching new roofing can be challenging with the numerous options available. Of course, the tendency is to look at the most popular traditional material - asphalt shingles.  However, metal roofing tends to be overlooked. Many homeowners we've talked to think it’s too costly, loud when it rains or hails, or it’s too industrial looking. The good news is that these are all misconceptions .The truth is that residential steel and other metal roofing is available in more profiles, options, colors, and textures that any other roofing.  Metal roofing is a very durable material, has a long lifespan, and is very affordable. It might surprise you that metal roofing is fast becoming the first choice of homeowners here in Minnesota.  It's already the darling of architects and developers.  When you consider the advantages that a metal roof offers, perhaps you'll understand why.  Here are the top five benefits of metal roofing:

The Main Benefits of Residential Metal Roofing

Life Expectancy:  While it’s true that no roof can last forever, metal roofs come close. Around the world, you can find many examples of metal roofs that were installed more than a century ago. In fact, those roofs are more beautiful today. Longevity, as well as low maintenance, is a major characteristic of metal roofing. It can even increase the resale value of the home because of this. Aesthetics: Regardless of your building or home’s architecture style, you will find a metal roof that compliments it. Take a look at what Quarve has to offer and see the versatile and beauty of metal roofs.  You can visit our photo gallery for a look at just a few of our completed projects. Versatility: Metal roofing provides incredible versatility with its lightweight construction as well as the multiple styles and colors it comes in.  Metal roofing is one of the few materials that often can be installed right over an existing roof. This technical benefit can save you money and time.  Depending on how many layers of roofing your home has now, you might be able to avoid the cost of tearing off and disposing of your old roofing. Safety: Metal roofing is eliminated as a fire risk since it’s noncombustible. This is a big benefit in fire zones as well as wooded areas. In fact, one of our steel roofing projects in the last few years was replacement of an existing cedar shakes roof with a metal roof that replicated the color and style of cedar shakes.  The owner needed to replace his wood shake roof because his insurance company declined coverage due to the risk of fire.  His problem was solved with a steel roof.

Another benefit of metal roofing is that they offer great resistance to high winds.  Metal roofs carry a wind lift rating of 140 mph, which means it will withstand the force of an F2 tornado (most of the ones we experience in the Twin Cities area are below that.)

Eco-Friendly:  Recycled material can be utilized to manufacture metal roofs (most metal roofing contains a high percentage of recycled metal). Also, metal roof assemblies significantly improve energy efficiency by reducing heat gain in an attic. Also, the long life expectancy helps keep roofing materials out of the landfills. Want to learn more about metal roofing for your home?  Quarve Contracting can answer all of your questions, so contact us today regarding the metal roofing you want for your Minnesota home.