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Metal Roofing – Superior Protection for Your Home

metal roofingIf 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 material and labor warranties as well as a workmanship guarantee, 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 Weather

To 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. Whereas asphalt shingles will begin to suffer damage at 50 mph, typically withstanding winds only up to 90 mph, depending on installation methods.

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 Roofs

There are many other benefits to metal roofs besides strength against wind. Bob Vila, the home improvement specialist cites other key benefits:

  • Longevity
  • Lightweight
  • Reflects solar heat
  • Fire-resistant
  • Recyclable

With many manufacturers offering warranties of 50 years, some metal roofs can last up to 70 years. Admittedly, it’s true that asphalt shingles are cheaper.  However, you may need to replace your asphalt shingles 2 or 3 times before a metal roof needs replacing. Additionally, because the metal panels reflect solar heat, you could save between 10-25% on cooling costs. Moreover, metal panels will not spark or burst into flames and do not attract lightning. Finally, a metal roof contains 25-95% recycled content and is 100% recyclable at the end of its life.

Also, a metal roof substantially increases the resale value of your home. Buyers are aware that they may never have to replace the roof and that is a huge benefit.

Generally, the cost depends on several factors including the materials, size, and pitch of your roof. There are several different types of metals used in roofing such as steel, copper or aluminum. Each has its own price with steel being the most cost-effective. Typically, most homeowners use copper for accent on portions of the roof because of its high price. In addition, the slope or pitch of the roof helps determine the amount of material needed to cover it. Also, there are more safety concerns with steeper-pitched roofs raising installation fees.

If you’re considering metal roofing, don’t let the cost scare you off. At Xterior, we make roofing affordable with our many financing options. Call us at 336-329-3667 with any questions or to get a pre-approval on financing.

Metal Roofing – How to Find a Professional Installer

When it’s time to replace your roof, consider metal roofing for its superior longevity and durability. Likewise, since you will need a quality, professional installation, call Xterior LLC. Since the expense of new roofing shouldn’t be an issue, we provide financing options to make it affordable. With a fast and friendly pre-approval process, we offer 0% down, low interest or low monthly payments. Plus, we offer discounts to military, seniors, teachers and first responders.

Your home is probably the largest investment you’ll ever make; protect it with a new roof from Xterior. Call us at 336-329-3667 for a free in-home estimate. We’d love to show you how affordable and beautiful a new metal roof can make your home look.

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