Lafayette Residential Metal Roofing Experts
A standing seam residential metal roofing?system is a premium-roof system used by millions of homeowners in the U.S. The initial cost of the standing seam metal roof will be higher than that of a standard asphalt shingle roofing system. Nevertheless, an asphalt shingle roof will usually require 2 to 3 replacements during its lifetime. Longevity and durability are some of the top reasons consumers report selecting metal roofing for their houses as metal roofs will never require replacement, enabling the metal roof to pay for itself in the long term. This type of metal roofing system will not shrink, perforate, crack, or erode. It provides superior protection against strong wind and fire.
Residential metal roofing is one of the most durable and stable roofs and can save you as much as 40 percent on your annual home energy costs. A typical asphalt roof will absorb and retain heat from the sun, but a metal roof will reflect or dissipate it, cooling your house and therefore reducing your need for air conditioning use which will reduce your energy costs.
One of the biggest concerns in Lafayette, Colorado and the surrounding areas, is roofing hail damage. Metal roofing can shed snow loads quickly. Typically this occurs when the sun comes out and the radiant heat energy is transmitted through the snow load and warms the metal roof.
Additionally, residential metal roofing is environmentally friendly. Most metal roofing systems are composed of a minimum 25 percent recycled material and can be easily installed directly on top of an asphalt roof, promoting quick installation and reducing landfill waste. A metal roof is also 100 percent recyclable when it is removed as part of building demolition or renovation. Unlike some asphalt roofs, metal roofs don’t contain any pollutants or toxins which can contaminate your local water supply due to rainwater run-off.
A residential metal roof can reduce your insurance premiums because of its fire resistance and high strength, especially in states such as Colorado that have unpredictable weather. By offering more protection, your house is less likely to need expensive and extensive insurance repairs and to cause costly structural damage to the house. Through home appreciation, a metal roof can increase the resale value of your house more than a traditional asphalt roof.
Residential Metal Roofing Types
There are several kinds of standing seam metal roofs. There are snap-lock, exposed fasteners, and double-lock. Our Ajax Roofing specialists say, the double-lock type of standing-seam metal roof is the best compared to the other kinds of standing seam metal roofs. A double-lock standing-seam metal roof has hidden or concealed fasteners, and the individual panels which are seamed together mechanically. The hidden or concealed fasteners offer maintenance free roofs and the mechanical seams ensure that your roof is watertight, providing another protection layer for your house.
Residential Metal Roofing Gauges
The metal that`s used to make these kinds of roofs is available in 3 different gauges: 29, 24, and 26, with 24 being the thickest gauge. We only use 24 gauge roofing materials unless otherwise specified. We offer several types of metal for our standing seam metal roofing systems:
Kynar500 Painted Metal
Overall, metal roofing is the best alternative to save money. Ajax Roofing is experienced in installing and repairing metal roofs. Give us a call for your free residential metal roofing project quote today!