Increase your home’s value in St. Louis with a quality metal roof. Hire a St. Louis metal roofing contractor and learn more about the benefits of metal roofing at www.donocanrc.com Builders supplies for metal roof trusses.
Metal roofs allow St. Louis area homeowners to upgrade their homes with products the roofing contractors supply. While other roofs quickly diminish in value as they age, metal roofs provide energy efficient benefits, by keeping homes cooler. When you install a metal roof in your St. Louis home, you will experience the proven performance expectation of 50+ years.
Metal roofs reflect solar radiant heat, which can reduce cooling costs by 10-25% and are environmentally friendly. Metal roofs not only have 25-95% recycled content, depending on the material used, but are also 100% recyclable at the end of their life as a roof.
The key drivers in a building design’s success are increasing energy efficiency while reducing operating and maintenance costs.
The major benefit of metal roofing and wall panels is they positively impact building performance by providing longevity, durability and sustainability. This will save you money in the long run, allowing you to enjoy more of what St. Louis and St. Charles has to offer.
Metal roofs are gaining in popularity due to their aesthetic value, durability, longevity and ease of installation. Metal roofing has certain key eco-advantages over other types of roof coverings as well.
Will my metal roof rust?
That’s a great question. Rust Resistant Roofing. Metal does rust – as do old roofs made of tin, aluminum, and steel. With the right protective coating, a metal roof can fight against oxidation and the formation of rust.
Galvanized steel is also highly rust-resistant. Aluminum. The use of aluminum as a roofing metal is becoming increasingly popular, since it resists corrosion and requires little maintenance.
Aluminum roofs will last about 35 years. Metal roofs are anti-corrosive and not easily susceptible to rust. Metal roofs are extremely durable and can last for 40 – 70 years! Many metal roofs are Eco friendly and made with aluminum. 98 percent of the aluminum is used is from recycled materials.
Do metal roofs add value to your home?
While a metal roof can increase the value of a home, not all metal roofs are created equal. If the metal roof has greater longevity than traditional asphalt shingles and has a pleasant visual appeal, there will be a boost to the home’s value.
A contemporary metal roof on a home can improve that home’s resale value by 1 to 6 percent when compared with an asphalt-shingled home. Additionally, you’ll recoup an average of 85.9 percent of your costs on a metal roof.
In St. Louis, we have found metal roofs can increase resale value because they are fire resistance. They’ve been known to lower insurance costs.
If you are considering buying metal roofing for your home, it’s very important to weigh the pros and cons of metal against other more common roof materials, such as asphalt, wood, and tile. Always make sure your St. Louis metal roofing contractor is local.
Some types of metal roofing materials may be applied over an existing roof without the need for tear-off or additional structural support.
Most metal roofing materials come in multiple-shingle sections or in 12- to 36-inch-wide panels.
An accomplished contractor can install these quickly. If your roof is stripped off and a storm is on the way, shortening the process by a day or two may offer a critical advantage.
Obviously, there is also considerable labor savings if you can ease and shorten the duration of roof installation.
Fire resistance. Because metal roof materials are noncombustible, they typically have a Class A fire rating (the most fire-resistant rating). Just be aware that part of a roof’s overall classification depends on materials beneath the surface that could ignite in intense heat, too. Most metal roofs applied over a combustible material such as wood shingles have a lower, Class C rating for this reason.
Metal reflects radiant heat from the sun, minimizing midday heat gain. This means you save energy needed for air conditioning during the day. Though the material itself is low in insulation R-value, metal roofing can be applied over rigid-foam insulation that has very high R-values. In addition, many systems utilize a dead-air space between the metal and roof deck to increase energy efficiency.
Please let us know what questions you have or any additional information we can provide. Donovan Roofing and Construction is 100% transparent. If you are a person that likes to know the progress on your roof day by day then tell them. It is better in this process to set the expectations up front.
In the long run, this will eliminate any confusion or headaches when requesting info from your roofer. We are a big market full of diverse people this means they deal with different walks of life daily. So just be upfront. We are here to help day and night.
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