If it’s time to replace the roof on your home, or you’re building a new home and choosing a roof, you have a multitude of choices from a variety of different styles and materials. Regardless of your roof type, it may be worthwhile to investigate the possibility of a metal roof.
Why a Metal Roof?
Metal roofs are desirable because of their longevity compared to other materials – a metal roof can last 40 to 70 years, depending on the material — the minimum of maintenance they require (as they are generally entirely resistant to moss and fungus), and their inherent energy efficiency. Metal roofs can also come in various materials, including aluminum, galvanized, galvalume or weathering steel, copper, tin, and zinc. Even among these choices, there are a multitude of varieties of roofing styles to choose from, including pre-formed panels, vertical seam, and granular coated panels. Many metal roofing products allow you to mimic styles of your choice to resemble slate, shingles, tile, shakes, or vertical panels.
Choose a Reliable Roofing Product
In order to ensure that the advantages of a metal roof (longevity and lack of maintenance) are available to you, choose your products carefully. Look for metal roofing products that are tested, labeled, and listed with an accredited testing organization such as UL, FM Approvals, or Intertek. This way, you can be confident that the materials meet mandated wind, fire, and impact resistance rating requirements.
Consider Installation Requirements
The type and style of metal roofing best suited to your home will vary from region to region, so it’s important to hire a roofing contractor with strong local knowledge of the region and the manufacturers’ guidelines as well as local building code requirements. It’s also particularly critical to ensure a metal roof is installed correctly to prevent leaking.
Do Metal Roofs Cost More?
In general, they do cost more than other, less durable materials. Still, the benefits they offer in performance and protection – including increased fire resistance during a time when wildfires are becoming more common — will generally help you recoup the extra costs involved. Metal roofs also make for better resale value on a home. Today, a metal roof can increase a home’s resale value up to six percent when compared to asphalt and other materials.
Choose a Reputable Roofing Contractor
Marquis Roofing is a professional, experienced, and insured roofing contractor, with over 20 years of experience in New Hampshire roofing. Services include residential roofing, commercial roofing, asphalt shingles, metal, and flat roofing. Our team of professionals provides roof replacements, roof cleaning, and roof repair throughout Southern New Hampshire, in the Nashua/Manchester/Concord region, up through Central NH and the Lakes Region, and we have now expanded into Massachusetts. For more information or an estimate, visit our website or call 603-463-0219.