Residential Metal Roofing

Metal Roofing Installation For Your Home

Metal roofing systems are quickly growing in popularity. Metal is extremely durable and holds up well against most inclement weather conditions, and the slippery surface causes rain, snow, and ice to slide right off the roof. This eliminates any concerns about buildup during heavy storms. Metal roofs also have a wind rating of up to 120mph, which means your roof will stay safe and protected all year round.

Metal is the only roofing material available on the market that remains 100% non-combustible throughout the entire lifespan of the roof. This is attractive to many homeowners because it provides an added layer of protection against fires.

Types Of Metal Roofing

There are two main types of metal roofing: corrugated metal panels and snap lock metal. The biggest difference between the two styles is the way they are fastened.

Corrugated metal panel roofs are attached directly to the deck of the roof via screws, which are visible from the top. In contrast, Snap lock metal roofs are secured via screws that attach to clips on the side of each panel. These screws are hidden from view.

There are multiple pros and cons to each type of metal roof. At your free estimate appointment, the sales representative will help you decide which type is best for your home.

Metal Roofing Color Choices

The metal roofing materials we install are available in 21 unique colors. Whether you’re looking for a light color to blend in with the exterior of your home or want a darker color that will stand out, we offer a shade that will complement your home and boost the curb appeal for years to come.

If you have more questions about metal roofs or roofing in general, our blog is full of educational articles about everything from metal roof installation to what to expect during the free roofing estimate process. When you’re ready to take the next step with Cenvar Roofing, fill out our free estimate form and one of our team members will be in touch soon!

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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.

With an Energy Star certification, they may reduce the home’s energy cost by up to 40%.

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 Metalgrip screw would be the EPDM washer. The second picture is of the Metalgrip screw and you can see the difference for yourself.

ProCap screws for metal roofing

ProCap Metal Screw

Metalgrip screw for metal roofing

Metalgrip Metal Screw

The Metalgrip 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.

The Metal Roofing Replacement Process

  • The crew arrives at the scheduled time and prepares your home for the roof installation
  • The existing shingles, underlayment, and nails are removed down to the bare wood of the roof deck
  • The roof deck is assessed and any damaged wood is removed and replaced 
  • The drip edge is installed around the perimeter of the roof 
  • Ice and water shield is installed at the eaves, valleys, walls, and around any penetrations in the roof, such as a chimney, vent, or skylight
  • The rest of the roof surface is covered with underlayment 
  • The crew does a full layout of the roof to ensure that the panels are uniform on both sides of the roof before they are installed 
  • The metal panels are installed 
  • Closure strips and flashing are installed as needed 
  • The crew cleans up the job site and you are left to enjoy your new roof

Are you curious how much a metal roof would cost?

We provide two options for homeowners that would allow for the financing of your new metal roofing system. Metal roofs can be quite an investment as you consider the lifespan that your metal roof will last. Often times you’ll notice the cost of the metal roof will be drastically more than an average shingle roof. 

During the free roofing estimate from Cenvar Roofing, our sales representatives will give you a breakout of the costs associated with a new roof. It would be wise to take this estimate and compare it with other roofing estimates that you’ve received so that you can see the value provided by a Cenvar Roofing metal roof.

We’ve partnered with Truist and Enhancify to offer payment options for paying for your new metal roof. We wanted to provide options that would save our homeowners money rather than choosing financing companies that charge higher interest rates. Check out our financing page to learn more about each of these options.

Protecting your home is extremely important so it might be time to bite the bullet and get a new metal roof. At Cenvar Roofing we want to make sure you’re 100% satisfied with your new purchase and we will be around to service any roofing-related needs for the life of the roof that we install. 

Choosing the right roofing company is easy with Cenvar Roofing and we will provide you with the best metal replacement experience through our quality, price, and service.

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If you have roofing needs in the greater Virginia area, contact us for a free quote. Trust your home to us!