When shopping for a metal roof, the choices can be overwhelming. Where to start? Heres a great place: our list of six “must have” components of a quality metal roof. Not all metal roofs offer these quality components, but we think you will agree they are each very important.
1. Quality Tested Finishes
Available in many colors and even multi-hued shades, these coatings offer the best combination of durability and fade resistance. Many people choose metal roofs to avoid the streaking and staining that attacks granulated-surface shingles. Our roofing products offer the very finest in PVDF resin-based finishes.
Although you may not often think about it, a lot of debris ends up on your roof. As things like tree leaves, pine needles, seed pods, ice, and snow travel down your roof, they end up in any valleys your roof may have. Many metal roofs have “closed” valley systems with hidden waterways to channel water off of the roof. These hidden waterways, however, will clog up with debris and then the water path is blocked, and leaks occur. Self-Cleaning valleys carry the water and debris on top of the roof and can’t clog. Your North Carolina roof stays clean, and time and energy spent on maintenance are significantly reduced.
3. Premium Certified Products
The Metal Construction Association has developed a Quality Certification Program which recognizes products and manufacturers that meet high levels of standards in terms of raw materials and processes. Classic Metal Roofing Systems is certified with this designation, and we’re pleased to offer these exceptional products.
4. Special Flashings
Many roofs have areas which require special care. With metal roofing, you can’t just depend upon sealants in those areas as is often done with temporary roofing materials. If your roof has dead valleys, skylights, chimneys, flared gables, or other unusual things, make sure that you understand precisely how your contractor will handle these in writing.
Make sure you know exactly what warranties you will be receiving, and who they are from. You should receive warranties covering the installation workmanship, the product, and also the integrity of the raw materials that go into the product. Read about our warranties here.
We find that most homes can benefit from increased attic ventilation. Good ventilation will keep your home cooler in the summer, and also help avoid ice dams while making sure your insulation is dry and performing well in the winter. It can also help prevent rot and mold In your home. Re-roofing is the perfect time to address your home’s ventilation. Learn why we begin every project review and estimate with a free attic inspection.
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Finally, let us know how we can help you. We are available to help you sort through all of the information and make the best choice for you and your home.
Feel free to email your questions or give us a call. Our team understands metal roofing, and how important it can be in protecting your North Carolina home.