Traditionally, asphalt shingles have been the popular choice for many homeowners. However, industry experts expect the demand for metal roofing to rise about 2.7% every year
for the next several years. Metal roofing provides unmatched longevity and durability. But not every contractor knows how to properly install metal roof panels. When searching for a proven Triad metal roof company with truly remarkable work, choose Xterior LLC.
We’re a local, veteran-owned, and operated business with over 45 years of combined experience in the home improvement industry. Plus, we’re BBB accredited, a sign of our commitment to trustworthiness and integrity. Moreover, we only use the best materials, provide a quality installation, and back it up with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. It’s one of the reasons we’re one of the highest-rated home improvement companies in North Carolina.
The Many Benefits Of Metal Roofing
Throughout history, people have used metal to protect their buildings. For example, copper roofing has been in use since the colonial era. Paul Revere’s company made roofs protecting some structures for over a hundred years.
While metal roofing has been around for a long time, it hasn’t always been the prettiest choice. Early steel roofing had the same boring galvanized silver coating. Today, however, manufacturers offer an array of fun colors. For this reason and many others, metal roofing has gained popularity among homeowners:
- Energy efficiency
- Environmentally friendly
First, asphalt shingle roofing can’t compete with the longevity of a metal roof. Moreover, manufacturers construct metal roofs to withstand harsh weather elements like high winds, hail, and heavy snow.
Also, metal roofing is incredibly energy efficient. First, it reflects solar heat, thus keeping the interior of your home cooler in the warmer months. It also retains absorbed heat in the winter
, keeping your home’s interior toastier. This can lead to lower energy bills.
Moreover, it’s an environmentally-friendly choice. Brand new metal roofs contain recycled content. Plus, your roof is 100% recyclable at the end of its life.
Standing Seam Is The Most Popular Type Of Metal Roofing
Over the years, manufacturers have reimagined standard corrugated metal roofing into many popular styles. Among all profiles, the standing seam metal roof is the most popular with homeowners. Standing seam gets its name from its most prominent feature, the raised interlocking seams which join the panels.
However, metal roofing is available in many other styles as well. Manufacturers can form metal panels into tile, slate, shingles, and shake profiles. Thus, metal can complement any architectural style.
Whatever the style, contractors can install metal roofing panels with either exposed or concealed fasteners. Exposed fasteners are visible on the surface of the roof. Whereas concealed fasteners hide underneath interlocking metal panels protected from harsh weather elements.
There are various pros and cons to each. Discuss the options with your contractor to decide on the best option for you.
How To Find A Qualified Metal Roof Contractor
A metal roof installation is very different than laying asphalt shingles. Roofers use a different technique for each. Thus, it’s important to hire a contractor who has experience in the installation of metal roofs.
One of the first places to begin is the internet. These days most businesses have a website. You can check out the contractor’s website to see what type of products the company offers. While you’re there, look at their customers’ testimonials and reviews. Additionally, if the company has a blog, read through several to gauge its reputation.
Listing directories like Yelp or Angie’s List are another great place to check reviews on a roofing contractor. Sometimes, reviews will also appear next to the company’s listing in search results. If the company is active on a social media platform, you may even be able to find reviews there.
Compose a list of questions to ask the contractor:
- Length of time in business
- The crew’s training
- Type of warranty and coverage
- Proof of insurance
Then, set up an appointment with the contractor to come out to look at your roof. It’s important to have a face-to-face meeting with your contractor to gauge how comfortable you feel with him or her. At Xterior, we give free estimates for all our projects. We’ll take the time to explain the installation process and answer any questions you may have.
A Quality Installation Gives You Years Of Protection
The technicians at Xterior follow strict guidelines for installing metal roofs to ensure the protection of your home:
- High-quality fasteners with large screw-head size
- Silicone gaskets
- Boot vents of a high quality
- Foam closure strips
Our larger head screw-head size fasteners help prevent tearing of the metal during strong winds. Although the average wind speed is about 25 m.p.h. in N.C., we do experience severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Using our high-quality fasteners help protect your roof during these strong winds.
As rubber ages, it becomes brittle and dries out. This leaves an entry point for water penetration. However, we use silicone gaskets instead of rubber. Silicone has phenomenal resistance to weathering, providing your home with superior protection.
Your roof’s vent boots are another place where leaks can develop. To prevent water penetration, we use high-quality vent boots.
Finally, we take an extra step to ensure the protection of your home. Our technicians will seal the top and bottom of your roof with breathable foam closure strips. This stops water and insects from entering the space between the metal panel and your roof.
It’s our proven installation techniques combined with quality products that make us a premier Triad metal roof company. Our great reviews
from previous customers demonstrate our commitment to your satisfaction.
What Happens During Your Consultation?
One of the most important aspects of your consultation is the inspection of your roof. We need to examine the angles, planes, size, and access to your roof. Additionally, we’ll be looking for any damage that might require repair before we install a new roof. All of these factors affect the cost of a new roof.
We’ll also discuss your various options that may affect your price:
- Choice of metal
- Panel type
Today’s metal roofs come in a variety of colors and styles making them extremely versatile. Metal panels are available in a rainbow of colors, more than any other roofing material. We offer 20 colors that include standard, premium, and custom colors. Plus, you can choose from several profiles including standing seam, shake, shingle, tile, and slate. Metal roofing can mimic any other type of roofing style. Thus, you can find a metal roofing system to match the architectural style of any home.
Furthermore, we’ll expect you have some questions about our product, installation, and company. We’re happy to answer all your questions, even the more difficult ones. It’s important to us that you feel comfortable with us before we begin.
Moreover, we’ll supply you with a copy of our current insurance policy. This protects you against any liability while we’re working on your home. Of course, we’re also happy to supply a list of references and pictures of previous jobs
Additionally, during our consultation, we’ll examine your roof for storm-related damage. Your homeowner’s insurance may cover an act of nature like damage from a hailstorm. However, filing a claim with your insurance company can be a frustrating experience. That’s where we can help. We’ve assisted many homeowners in successfully filing a claim to pay for storm damage.
Aren’t Metal Roofs Expensive?
The expense of a roof replacement, like many other home improvement projects, depends on several factors. Roofs come in different sizes, shapes, and varying degrees of slope. Roof installations that require more time and labor always cost more.
Your choice of material also has a big impact on cost. The two most popular metals for roofing are steel and aluminum. While steel is generally the cheaper choice, aluminum has a notable resistance to corrosion. Thus, aluminum is a better choice for coastal homes.
Unfortunately, many homeowners fail to look at the big picture. Most only look at the initial cost of a new metal roof without including the cost-saving benefits. Both the energy efficiency and longevity of metal roofing offset your price.
If you replace your roof with asphalt shingles, you’ll be replacing it again before you consider a metal roof replacement. You may even have to replace it more than once. How many times really depends on your local weather conditions.
We’ve already discussed the energy efficiency of metal roofing and how it can lower your energy bills. Furthermore, to help you get the metal roof you want, we offer a broad range of financing options. Currently, we’re offering 48 months of 0% financing with approved credit for qualified homeowners.
We Also Do Other Home Improvement Projects
Typically, we recommend metal roofing for its durability and long-term cost-effectiveness. However, sometimes the best choice for your home is an asphalt shingle roof. If you prefer asphalt, we can still be your contractor. That’s because we also have years of experience in installing asphalt roofs.
But, there’s more. We also offer versatile vinyl siding. Virtually maintenance-free and energy-efficient, we can give your exterior a whole new look.
How about a new deck to increase your outdoor living space? Xterior also offers high-quality deck design and construction in both wood and composite decking materials. Simple or elaborate, our experts can help you plan and build the perfect deck.
Additionally, we can replace your old windows with double-pane, energy-efficient windows. New windows can decrease your monthly energy bills and increase your home’s value. Finally, consider replacing your old, leaky gutters to protect your investment. Deteriorating gutters can damage your new roof, siding, windows, or even your foundation.
As a local contractor, we know all the building codes and regulations. Thus, you know all work will comply with local law. Plus, we back all of our work with a warranty on labor and materials.
Hire A Triad Metal Roof Company With Affordable Solutions
Some home improvement projects just can’t wait. For example, you can’t delay replacing a leaky roof. Waiting may allow water penetration. However, families are always concerned about financing a home improvement project. Xterior LLC
is a Triad metal roof company providing affordable solutions.
We offer a wide range of financing options for qualified homeowners. Some of our options include 0% down, low monthly payments, or 0% interest rate. Plus, our pre-approval process is easy and fast.
A budget-friendly cost shouldn’t come by sacrificing quality. And, it doesn’t when you buy a roof from us. We always use quality materials with a superior installation for years of protection.
So, call us at 336-329-3667 to speak with one of our representatives. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and set up a time for a free consultation. Protect your family with a long-lasting metal roof from Xterior LLC.