These days, more and more homeowners are opting to go with a metal roof. This is because they are affordable and durable, and installation is fast.
But the advantages of a metal roof don’t stop there! They are also energy-efficient, lightweight, resistant to fire and provide excellent protection from wind and hail. This type of roof can also increase your property value.
To learn more about residential metal roofing in Albuquerque and the surrounding area, contact EverGuard today. We can handle all installation jobs, large or small. We realize that when it comes to roofing issues, time is of the essence, and we vow to not leave you waiting long. It’s just another way that we set ourselves apart from the competition. Put us to work for you today!
Types of Metal Roofs
Contrary to what many people assume, you can have a metal roof on your home that doesn’t even look metal. These systems can be designed to look like wood shake, shingles, slate or other materials.
How are they constructed? Metal roofs come in various styles, including the following:
- Modular press-formed prepainted panels: These are held down with hidden fasteners and can be designed to resemble another type of material, such as tile or shingles.
- Modular press-formed granular coated panels: This type is coated with stone granules and can also be made to resemble other types of roofing systems.
- Vertical seam panels: Longer and running from the eave to the roof’s edge, these are what most people think of when they hear the term “metal roof.”
Some people mistakenly believe that a metal roof will create more danger in the event of a lightning storm. The opposite is actually true; if lightning were to strike the surface, the energy would be dispersed over the roof without causing any damage. In addition, metal roofs are environmentally friendly, in part because they’re made of up to 60 percent recycled material, according to the Metal Roofing Alliance.
What Are Standing Seam Metal Roofs?
This type of roofing system, which offers a clean and tailored look for your home or business, is very resistant to staining. The name comes from the way the seam fasteners are mounted. Rather than sitting flush with the panels of the roof, these fasteners are raised above the level of the metal, creating vertical texture. These roofs do not rust, are available in several different colors (all of which are fade-resistant), and they never need cleaning. And unlike asphalt shingles, which can greatly wear down over time due to weather, standing seam metal roofs prove to be much more resistant over time.
The seams themselves, which range in height from a half-inch to 1.5 inches, help protect against water because of the very fact that they’re raised. There are also fewer seams total to contend with, in part because of this type of system, there are no horizontal seams at all.
This type of roof is considered a “cool” type by the Environmental Protection Agency. This is because metal can be painted any color and can, therefore, help deflect UV rays.
As for the appearance of a standing seam metal roof, they can give your home a sleek, smooth top —which actually works well on both contemporary and country-style houses.
Need to know more about metal roofing in Albuquerque and the surrounding area? Call our team of professionals today to get started on your project. We’re the company to trust for all of your roofing-related needs!
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