According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, the popularity of metal roof products has skyrocketed over the past decade – a distinct sign that builders and homeowners alike are becoming more aware of this approach’s benefits. In fact, during the past 20 years, an entirely new genre of metal roof materials has hit the market, many of which are quite different from the “tin barn roofs” that immediately come to mind when one thinks of “metal.” Indeed, these are the high-tech solutions that answer the call for fire-resistant, durable, lightweight roofing that looks…well…at home on a house.
With a smattering of professional experience in the roofing business, we are a qualified metal roofing contractor that can install these products…products capable of helping you save energy on cooling bills and which may even qualify for tax credits.
Some Information About Metal Roofs
Metal roof materials are primarily made from aluminum and steel, but other materials such as copper and alloys are often used as well (usually at a price premium). The way we see it, aluminum and steel are by far the most common and logical of available roofing materials because they maintain paint finishes well (steel can be galvanized), are economical and are extremely durable.
When considering your metal roof, you’ll first need to determine the fundamental aesthetic you’re going for. Residential metal roofing comes in two basic forms that are significantly different in appearance – shingles and sheet-like panels. Within these two categories are many colors, variations and patterns (contact our expert call center to discuss the details about these options).
Let’s take a brief look at these:
- Metal Panel Roofing – This is the most familiar pattern of panel-style metal roofs that boasts “raised ribs” every six or 12 inches and which are applied vertically on a roof; it doesn’t presume to look like anything other than what it is: metal, on a roof.
- Metal Shingle-Style Roofing – Here, metal is formed into shapes that imitate wood shakes, Spanish tile or slate, and these shingles are typically prepared with multiple-layer factory finishes that can encompass granulated stone topcoats for a realism-oriented effect.
Your Personalized Metal Roof Option
Proudly serving the DC metro area since our inception, this company – from the hands-on owner who is involved in nearly every aspect of the business to our professionally-trained roofing techs – is in “the know” regarding all things roofing. We treat every roof we work on as a functional piece of art that requires skilled hands to create a protective surface…and as such, our professionals like to work at a property for several days to make the process a very personal one for our clients.
Furthermore, when prospective clients ask us questions before a project, they are routinely impressed with the attributes that reveal the personal side of our services. Our intimately-run business always puts the customer first, treating him or her like a member of own family, so you can rest assured knowing we are a roofing company you can trust.
If you are planning a project that entails having a roof made out of metal and are looking for a specialized, seasoned touch, please call one of our expert reps today for more information about how we can help.