Edco Metal Shake Roof in Brown, photo courtesy of the Metal Roofing AllianceAs homeowners around the Minneapolis area are assessing the state of their homes after another harsh Minnesota winter, we know that roof condition is a big concern. After a cold and snowy season like we just had, it's a good idea to get your roof evaluated. You may even want a complete inspection if you haven't had one for awhile. (Check with your homeowner's insurance policy; it may in fact be required periodically.) If you've decided that it's time your home had its roof replaced, a big question is what type of roofing are you in the market for? Of course, as a licensed roofing company specializing in metal roofing, that's what we would recommend.
But what do other experts say, those who are not metal roof installers? Many professionals in the home industry - including designers and developers, are big fans of metal roofing. Its popularity as a residential roofing material is increasing, and we have installed many metal roofs in the greater Twin Cities area as more and more homeowners are catching on to the benefits metal roofing offers. But here's what architects - one of the biggest groups of metal roofing cheerleaders - have to say about it.
Why Architects Recommend Metal RoofingAs more and more homeowners are making the move to sustainable, eco-friendly homes, they are seeking out building materials that meet the criteria of being energy-efficient and considered green. Metal roofing definitely fits those requirements. According to a June 2018 article in "Architect," the official journal of architectural professionals, "Metal roofing has become the darling of the architectural community." The article specifically addresses these factors for those wishing to have a sustainable home:
So if you're evaluating roofing for replacing the existing roof on your home, we'd like you to take a look at a steel or other metal roof. You can read more about some of the benefits on our website, and you can also schedule an estimate to find out what it would take to protect your home with a sustainable roof.
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