Although the popularity of metal roofing has greatly increased in recent years, many people in America are not familiar with this type of roofing material. There are many misconceptions and unanswered questions regarding metal roof products. Metal roofing provides many benefits over conventional roofing materials. It is durable, long lasting, saves money over the long term and provides a comfortable environment for your family because many metal roofs come in “cool colors” which have the ability to lower your cooling costs during the warmer months.
Metal roofing will cost slightly more than conventional asphalt roofing but is up to half the price of tile, shake, or slate. It is lightweight and installation is quick and simple.
Metal roofs can last longer than a conventional roof. A metal roof will last 40 years or more while a conventional asphalt roof must be replaced between 15 to 30 years depending upon the quality and style of shingle. It has also been demonstrated that the home’s value increases with metal roofing. In some states a metal roof can even lower your homeowner’s insurance premiums.
Metal roofs come in a wide variety of designs so this type of roofing material can harmonize with almost any style of house. They are also exceptionally durable and can withstand any type of weather. Metal roofing never deteriorates so it is very likely that you will not need to replace your roof for many years. Little or no maintenance is required as it resists moss and mildew and will not be damaged by insects or termites.
Available Metal Roofing Colors
Room 2 Roof is pleased to introduce the DECRA metal roof system to the line of products installed. DECRA is a stone coated steel roofing option for both residential and commercial installation. The DECRA product line has been around for over 50 years. The origins of the product can be traced back to WWII, in the reconstruction of metal buildings that had been destroyed. Decraspray Co. of Kent, England came up with a coal emulsion coating to bond crushed stone with metal panels. This idea was the catalyst for what is now DECRA stone coated steel roofs. Today, the DECRA line offers six different styles of roofs: tile, villa tile, shake, shake XD, shingle, and shingle plus. Many of the styles look like traditional roofing styles, but have the added benefits of metal.
Benefits of DECRA include:
- Will not crack, break, burn, or curl
- Low maintenance
- Long life
- Unaffected by freezing/thawing
- Non-combustible (Class A rated material)
- 120 mph wind warranty
- Transferable 50 year limited warranty
- Impact resistant (Class 4 to UL 2218 by Underwriters Laboratories – top rating available)
A DECRA metal roof is not noisy because the coated steel suppresses the sound that steel by itself would make. A DECRA roof also does not exaggerate temperature extremes; rather, many owners report lower energy expenses. DECRA can be installed over an existing roof, in some cases, creating even more insulation. The DECRA metal roof system offers the best warranty in the industry with its 50 year limited warranty. This covers hail, winds up to 120 mph, manufacturing defects, such as excessive granule loss. Material and labor are covered under the warranty for the first 20 years; after that, materials are covered under the remaining period.
Hail & Wind Damage Metal Roof Replacement
Metal roofing products have proven themselves as some of the most durable in the roofing industry but let’s face it, When Mother nature unleashes her fury no roofing product can withstand her wrath, metal roofing included.
Room 2 Roof specializes in detecting Storm damage from wind and hail to metal roofing. We have the insurance restoration experience to handle your claim from start to finish ensuring that you are properly compensated by your insurance company for all of the damages your property has incurred. We have certified inspectors and former insurance adjusters on staff. We also have emergency services personnel in the event we need to tarp off your roof to prevent water damage inside your home.
Room 2 Roof is also a member of the United Association of Storm Restoration contractors and upholds the highest of standards when working to restore your property. for more information please visit http://www.uasrc.org