Metal Roofing – Superior Protection for Your Home
Jul 14, 2019
If you’re considering replacing your roof, durability is especially important if you live in a severe storm area. Snow, hail and particularly wind can cause damage to your exterior. While all roofing materials provide protection, some are stronger than others. In particular, metal roofing can withstand very strong winds. When looking for professional installation on superior quality metal roofs, choose Xterior LLC. With over 45 years of combined experience in the home improvement industry and BBB-accredited, we are experienced roofers. Offering exceptional manufacturers’ limited lifetime warranties, Xterior promises a quality installation. We offer plenty of financing options because we want to make your new roof affordable. When you arrange for a free no-obligation estimate, we’ll show you how affordable it can be.
Metal Roofs and the WeatherTo begin with, the installation of metal roofs requires using either exposed or concealed fasteners. The concealed fastener system is also known as the standing seam. Metal panels interlock in a raised seam providing a tight seal with concealed fasteners anchoring the roof to the home. Whereas exposed fastener styles have the head of the fastener visible and not hidden. Available in different styles, there are panels that mimic shingles and cedar shakes as well as tile. According to FEMA, some homes with standing seam metal roofs have withstood winds up to 170 mph. Winds at this level are found in Category 5 hurricanes or level EF4 tornadoes on the Fujita Scale. Comparatively, most homes will not remain standing when exposed to winds at these levels. Notably, there are two components that comprise a superior roof: professional installation and quality materials. At Xterior, we have only highly-experienced, qualified technicians. Additionally, we use high-quality fasteners with larger heads to prevent metal panels tearing during high winds. Moreover, we use silicone gaskets for long term protection against leaks. Finally, we seal the top and bottom with breathable foam closure strips. This prevents moisture, wind, and wildlife/insects from entering the space between the metal panel and your roof.
Benefits of Metal RoofsThere are many other benefits to metal roofs besides strength against wind. Bob Vila, the home improvement specialist cites other key benefits:
- Reflects solar heat