According to HGTV, asphalt shingles are the most common residential roofing material used in the United States. The main reason asphalt shingles are popular is because they are economical and easy to install. While the most common choice for roofing, it’s by no means the only. Admittedly, metal roofing is gaining in popularity and with good reason. But, you ask, “Is metal roofing hard to install and how do I find a contractor?” Call the metal roofing Lexington NC contractor that customers trust, Xterior LLC.
Xterior LLC is a BBB-accredited business with over 45 years of combined experience in exterior home improvements. Due to our vast experience in roofing services with both asphalt and metal roofs, we know roofs. Call us today at 336-329-3667 and schedule a free in-home estimate. Even more, we offer 100% financing, no-money-down payment options to help you get the new roof you need without waiting.
According to Allstate Insurance Company, there are many benefits of metal roofing. First and foremost is its longevity. Typically, metal roofs can last 40-70 years while asphalt roofing has an estimated life expectancy of 15-20 years. Secondly, metal roofs are durable. Some metal roofs can sustain winds up to 140 mph, will not crack, corrode and resist insects, mold and rot.
Additionally, metal roofs will not ignite during a wildfire or lightning strike. Since metal reflects solar radiant heat, you may also see a reduction in your energy costs by 10-25%. Finally, metal roofs contain 25-95% of recycled content. Above all, metal roofing may be 100% recyclable when it’s time to replace it, making it a green choice.
Certainly, there are several factors involved in calculating the cost of a new metal roof. Of course, the larger the roof the more metal panels you will need to cover the roof. Also, the slope of the roof of the building and the architectural style affects the cost. Steeper slopes, dormers, and angles require more labor to install.
Finally, there is the roofing material itself. With metal roofing, you can choose from aluminum, steel, copper or zinc. Within each category, there is a wide variety of colors and styles of metal roofs. For example, you can choose from 20 colors. Plus, metal roofing has style options that mimic the look of slate, clay, cedar shake, and asphalt shingles. With this in mind, depending on the metal, color, and style you choose, all affect the pricing.
Take the guesswork out of figuring how much your new metal roof will cost. Call Exterior at 336-329-3667 for a free in-home estimate. One of our technicians will be happy to explain the costs associated with each color and style choice.
Notably, proper installation of your roof will affect its longevity. An improperly installed metal roof can leak causing damage to your interior. Furthermore, using inferior fasteners may cause tearing of the metal during strong winds.
At Xterior, we use high-quality fasteners with larger screw heads to prevent leaks and tearing. Moreover, we use silicone gaskets instead of rubber which will eventually dry out over time. In addition, we install high quality vent boots to further reduce the risk of leaks. 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.
So, when it’s time to install a new metal roof on your home, don’t choose just anyone. Call the metal roofing Lexington NC contractor homeowners trust, Xterior. We understand sometimes you don’t have the cash when you need a new roof. That’s why we offer 100% financing, 0% interest and low monthly payments. Plus, we proudly offer discounts to military families, seniors, teachers, and first responders.
Since we have over 45 years in the home improvement industry, you can have confidence in our installations. But, don’t take our word for it. Check out the many positive reviews our customers have left us over the years. Remember, when you need a new metal roof, call Xterior at 336-329-3667.