A Metal Roof Can Withstand Hurricane Force Winds to Protect Your Home
Aug 16, 2019
Officially, hurricane season starts June 1st and runs until November 30th. With the possibility of strong storms, brings the threat of winds that’ll damage our roofs. While unfortunately, you can’t prevent damaging storms, you can invest in a durable metal roof to protect your home. And when looking for contractors of metal roofing that residents of NC trust, choose Xterior LLC.Xterior has over 45 years of combined experience in the home improvement industry and is BBB-accredited. Over the years, we’ve forged relationships with manufacturers, wholesalers, and lenders to bring you quality roofing at an affordable price. Furthermore, we have financing options for qualified homeowners to make a new roof affordable. Serving many parts of NC including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Burlington, Cary, Durham, Raleigh, and Wilmington, we have 3 convenient locations.
Benefits of Metal Roofing
Probably one of the most appealing benefits of metal roofing is its longevity. With a lifespan of 40-70 years, metal roofs greatly increase the value of your home. You would have to replace an asphalt roof several times in that time frame. Unlike asphalt shingles which generally can withstand 90 mph winds, standing seam metal panels can withstand 150-mph winds. Plus, metal panels won’t spark or ignite during a wildfire or lightning strike, nor do metal roofs attract lightning. Also, metal panels reflect solar heat reducing cooling costs by 10-15%. Finally, metal roofs are the green choice, containing 25-95% of recycled content. Moreover, metal roofs are 100% recyclable at the end of their life.
Occasionally, you may see a flat roof on a residential house. In reality, it’s actually a low slope as most building codes call for a minimum pitch. Generally, a minimum requirement on the slope is to ensure the runoff of water to reduce the risk of leaks. Whereas asphalt shingles aren’t suitable for such roofs, standing seam roofs provide superior protection on low-slope roofs.
By all means, metal roofing has evolved dramatically over the years from corrugated panels. Now available in a wide variety of colors including premium and custom colors. Moreover, numerous style options are available as well, including the look of slate, clay, cedar shake, and even asphalt shingles.
Certainly, metal roofing can be beautiful as well as durable. Take a look at our gallery to see some of our work on homes in the area. Then, you can read the many positive reviews we’ve received over the years from clients. Of course, you can call us at 336-329-3667 with any questions or to set up an appointment for a free estimate.
Costs of Metal Roofs
Notably, there are several factors involved in determining the cost of metal roofing for your home. First, there is the material or type of metal you choose. Some metals like copper and aluminum are very expensive while others like galvanized or galvalume steel are more reasonably priced. Next, the sq ft or area of your roof determines how much material you’ll need. Equally important, is the pitch or slope, which directly affects the total area of your roof. The steeper the slope, the more area needing coverage. Also, steeper slopes are a safety concern requiring more equipment.
While it’s true that the upfront costs of metal panel roofs are more expensive than asphalt, there are considerable savings. Typically, insurance companies give you a discount on your homeowner’s premium. Combined with the money you save on cooling costs adds up to considerable savings. Additionally, metal roofing adds resale value when it comes time to sell your home. Buyers will pay more knowing that they may never have to replace the roof. Finally, you’ll have to replace your asphalt shingle roof several times before you need to replace your metal roofing.
One of the Best Metal Roof Contractors That NC Residents Trust
Chiefly, quality metal roof products need superior installation experience for outstanding protection. That’s why our technicians use the latest techniques to ensure a strong and leak-proof roof. We use high-quality fasteners with larger screw-head size to prevent tearing of the metal during strong winds. To guard against leaks, we use silicone gaskets instead of rubber. Finally, we seal the top and bottom of your metal roofing with breathable foam closure strips. This prevents moisture, wind, and wildlife/insects from entering the space between the metal panel and your roof.
Admittedly, buying a metal panel roof can be a big investment; however, Xterior makes it affordable. With financing options for qualified homeowners, including 0% down, low monthly payments, or 0% interest rate, we’ll help you get a metal roof. Moreover, we are proud to offer discounts to seniors, teachers, military families, and first responders. So, call us today at 336-329-3667 to set up a free no-obligation quote. And let us show you how affordable new metal roofing can be.
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“Colby was in one word, incredible. We had roof damage which needed a timely fix. Colby took care of everything from start to finish and we enjoyed a headache free process, a one day roof replacement, and ended with a beautiful new roof! These things are never easy and Colby made this process seamless. Thank you Colby and Xterior, LLC!” Natalie S.
“We had a great experience working with Xterior. They did a professional job start to finish. From the estimate to the completion of the skylight install, the crews and management at Xterior were great. I would definitely use them again.” Scott H.
“Everyone with Xterior LLC was great to work with! Responsive, professional, friendly, and a great job! Would highly recommend to anyone needing exterior work done on their house!” Dan W.