Metal roofing has an excellent track record that is literally centuries old. Once exclusive to commercial, industrial and institutional buildings, now homeowners are choosing it too. Metal is the second most popular roofing material thanks to its durability, longevity, and a wide selection of styles. No matter what kind of style, color, or finish you have now, today’s metal roofing can simulate shingles, slate, shakes or slate.
Leaky roofs, rain damage, hail damage, tree damage, and wind damage are some of the most common problems that your roof may encounter. Extreme hail or falling branches could dent a metal roof, as could walking on it improperly. Roof leaks are caused by two general problems. 1) Poor installation might include: broken caulk seals, missing tape sealant under screw holes, improperly installed flashing around roof penetrations. 2) Damage from weather or aging could be: separated seams, rusted areas, damaged coating, ice dams.
To make things a bit more complicated, water from a roof leak doesn’t always appear near the leak. It may run through the trusses or rafters to another part of the ceiling. It can seep into the side walls or pool in a moisture barrier before spilling over. Finding and repairing leaks early prevents permanent or extensive damage to wall, woodwork, floors, insulation doors, and windows. Count on Decor Construction to protect your home from more damage.
Traditionally, metal roofs were made of corrugated tin panels that evoke images of barns or sheds. But metal roofing has more options: zinc, aluminum, copper. Options can be less rustic and more refined in a spectrum of colors and finishes, and in shingle, slate, and shake styles. Metal roofs can stand up to nearly anything Mother Nature throws at them, so you’ll find that they come with 30- to 50-year warranties.
Though you’ll get more life out of a metal roof, you’ll pay more than for traditional shingles at the time of installation. Its installation will also run you more for metal since it’s a more specialized job. You may recoup some of the costs since you likely won’t ever have to replace it. And Decor Construction will help you maintain it.
Additionally, insurance companies may offer discounts to homes with metal roofs. You may even qualify for tax credits by installing a metal roof on your primary home. Finally, metal roofs are so energy efficient they can save you money in monthly heating and cooling costs.
Metal roofs are at top of the list in the energy-efficient and sustainable building movement. To lower heating and cooling costs, it can be coated with “cool color” coatings (even dark colors) that are highly-reflective. Metal roofing is also recyclable at the end of its long service life.
If you need a thorough inspection, routine maintenance, or emergency roof repair, rely on Decor Construction for your residential and commercial roofing needs. A local, family-owned, licensed general contractor has over 30 years of experience with residential remodels, multi-family construction, and reconstruction services.
Decor Construction offers a single point of contact, leading to greater accountability and consistent roofing services and eliminates the need to maintain multiple contractor relationships. Décor Construction is a licensed general contractor with years of experience with residential remodels, multi-family construction, and reconstruction services.
Décor Construction is a licensed general contractor with years of experience with residential remodels, multi-family construction, and reconstruction services.