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The Basics of Metal Roof Installation

The Basics of Metal Roof Installation

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July 23, 2010

Over the last several years, metal roofing has enjoyed a surge of popularity among homeowners. Metal roof installation done by a professional roofing contractor offers the benefits of fire resistance, durability, a wide variety of finishes, exceptional weather resistance, and lightweight materials that are quick to install.

What to Expect from Metal Roof Installation

Your metal roof installation can be done efficiently by a qualified roofing contractor, who can give you the added benefit of knowing the job is done right the first time. Your metal roof is available in numerous different materials, including aluminum, steel, copper, and alloys. The roof can be very simple and contemporary, with clean lines, or it can be formed to look like tile, slate, and more.

Newer coatings and finishes for metal roofs have the added advantage of lowering heating and cooling bills. Keep in mind, however, that the metal roof must be installed properly in order to receive the full benefits of energy savings.

Are there cons to metal roofing? Only one major downside: Metal roofing can be expensive. At $150 to $600 per square foot, it may be one of the pricier options for your home. However, those prices often come with exceptionally long warranties, and metal roof installation by a professional roofing contractor often is guaranteed.

Hiring the Best Roofing Contractor

Choose a roofing contractor who has dealt with numerous metal roofs in the past and can show you examples of the work. Ask for references, study contracts in detail, and be very clear on the terms of payment before you sign on the dotted line.

Metal roof installation should go very quickly, and soon you can be reaping the benefits!

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