Why choose a metal roof?
Our metal roofs are the most durable roofing material on the market, and they hold up well in extreme weather conditions. Metal roofs have a potential lifespan of 50+ years with proper maintenance and care.
They are fire-resistant throughout their entire lifespan and bring added protection in the event of a fire.
Because they’re made from sustainable materials, metal roofs are environmentally-friendly roofing options for almost any home.
Metal roofing material
We only install the highest quality metal roofing materials available on the market. Our painted metal roofs are made in the USA and come with a 40-year roofing finish warranty.
Does a metal roof cost more than a shingle roof?
The short answer is yes. Depending on the size and shape of your roof, metal may be a more expensive upfront investment than shingles, but it is an investment that will protect your home for years to come.
How long does a metal roof last?
Unpainted metal roofs can last 100+ years with proper maintenance and care, but if a metal roof is painted, the lifespan of the paint is 40 years. Once the paint reaches the end of its lifespan, it begins to peel and face. The roof will still function correctly, but it will need to be repainted or replaced in order to restore its appearance.
What type of screw do you use for screw-down metal roofs?
For every screw-down metal roof we install, we use ProCap screws. These ProCap screws are different from the normal screw for metal roofs used in the area. As seen in the picture below, a huge difference between this and a typical metal roofing screw would be the EPDM washer. The second picture is of the typical metal roofing screw and you can see the difference for yourself.
The typical metal screw style is often used in these areas and typically comes with a 5-year warranty. You have to be extremely careful with these types of screws because if overdriven, the washer will expand and the UV rays from the sun will cause the washer to crack, letting water in.
A pro for using the ProCap screw is the function of the screw itself. Because of the thick EPDM washer, it allows for more room to play when driven into your roof. The dome shape of the top of the screw itself allows for more protection from the UV rays and allows for a longer lifespan.
These screws come with a 40-year warranty. That’s 10 times greater than the typical screw used by other companies. We use these screws with every screw-down roof we install.
Be sure to compare quotes that you’ve received for your new metal roof so that you can easily see the quality of the materials that are being used for your new metal roof replacement.
What is metal roofing trim?
The trim for metal roofing is what seals the joints of the metal roof together to prevent water from getting inside by directing water away from your home. Metal trim acts as the finishing touch that brings your metal panel roof together to give that polished look at the end of your job as well as make your metal roof weatherproof.
With properly installed metal trim, the chances of leaks or water damage decrease and you have an extra barrier that keeps moisture from sneaking in.
Other roofing companies may try to sell you a new metal roof for a lower cost and not include the metal trim that is needed to protect your roof. This is a great way for these roofing companies to sell a job at a lower cost than competitors. Check the contract that your roofing companies are providing you and make sure all the small details are covered. These small details may cost you repair headaches down the road.
What are the main types of metal roofing trim?
- Gable/Rake Trim
- Eave Drip Edge
- Ridge Cap/Hip Cap
- Side Wall Flashing
- Endwall Flashing
- Chimney Flashing
- Gambrel Trim
- Drop Flashing
The 3 types of trim that almost every home needs are your eave trim, gable trim, and ridge cap.
What are foam closure strips for metal roofing?
Do you have foam closure strips on your metal roof? Not many roofing companies use these but at Cenvar Roofing we do! Foam closure strips are YET ANOTHER way we go the extra mile to protect your roofing system.
These closure strips are used on the eave drip edge, ridge, hip cap, pitch breaks/transitions, end wall flashing, and gambrel trim. They help keep out bugs and the weather and allow for an extra good seal on your roof!
Does a metal roof lower my insurance?
We aren’t the insurance company so you’ll want to talk with your insurance to see what their answer is. But generally, metal roofs sustain less damage from hail or windstorms. With fewer claims generally come lower insurance premiums.
Does metal roofing attract lightning?
A metal roof can help reduce the impact of lightning but doesn’t necessarily attract it. Lightning looks for the path of least resistance looking for positively charged electrons. Metal is a great conductor of electricity. If lightning hits a metal roof, it’s conducted toward the ground or another nearby conductor.
Even if a lightning strike hits your roof, a metal roof is more likely to protect your home from the heat of the lightning. Remember, metal roofs are non-combustible and will not catch on fire making them a safer option than other roofing materials.
Again, lightning is looking for whatever is closest to the sky. If you’re looking to add a metal roof to your home on top of a mountain, then your chances of getting hit with lightning increase regardless of roofing materials.