Key benefits of metal roofing include:
- Aesthetics or “Curb Appeal”
- Life expectancy
- Extended material warranty
- Low maintenance cost
- Energy efficiency both reflectivity as well as emmissivity(ability to dissapate heat)
- High Wind Performance
- Impact resistance qualifying for insurance premium reductions
- Value Retention
- Light weight
- Long warranty periods
Metal roofing product warranty’s will vary by type and compositon of material. The most common type of metal roofing is Standing Seam and carries a 20 year paint and finish warranty backed by the manufacturer. These products are extruded from a roll former either onsite or in our fabrication facility. All of our standing seam profiles are roll formed with 24 gauge metal in either a galvalume or G-90 galvanized substrate. In order to get the most out of a standing seam metal roof it must be installed with hymned transitions to eliminate exposed fasteners. Exposed fasteners at the perimeters, hips and ridges, and valleys under mind most of the key benefits of metal roofing. Exposed fasteners will have to be replaced 8-10 years after installation and is an expensive repair. This is a mistake that inexperienced roofers and improperly educated consumers allow to happen.
Stamp formed products are metal products that are stamped to look like alternative products such as Tile, Wood Shakes, and even compositon shingles. These products typically come with a 50 year manufacturers warranty against defects. The exposed finish of these products vary and included hylar/kynar paint, crushed stone, ceramic granules, or raw material such as copper, aluminum, or stainless steel.
Although stainless steel and copper products have the longest service life and provide timeless beauty they are not available with a manuactures warranty because they are natural material (not manufactured).