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Re-roofing Services: Replace Your Tile and Shingle Roof with More Durable Steel Roofing

07 February 2020

If you’re thinking about replacing your tile and shingle roof, maybe steel roofing is something that crossed your mind. Your roof is, after all, the most important part of your home’s structure. It’s the covering which provides protection from the elements; which prevents water, wind and hurricane damage; and stops wild animals from entering your home. Steel roofing is a commonly perceived as a more durable roofing material. Below are three things to consider in re-roofing with steel as the main material

Price

The cost to install a metal roof is inherently higher than the cost to install a traditional terracotta tile roof. This is because installing a metal roof is a more technical process involving a high level of skill, training, experience and expertise. Roof tiles are simply nailed to the roof deck – which is why there are so many horror stories about extreme weather conditions literally ripping asphalt shingles off the roof. Metal roofing, on the other hand, is only installed after premium breathable synthetic underlayment material has been laid down along with proper flashings and vents.

The price you can expect to pay for different types of metals and ‘profiles’ such as standing seams, steel shingles, metal tiles and stone-coated steel shingles is variable, but it is nearly always pricier than traditional roof tiles. Unfortunately, no one ever said that installing a steel roof was a steal. Many people point out that asphalt or terracotta shingles are the more economical choice.

Durability

The durability and longevity of a new metal roof are largely determined by its proper installation. It is critical not to try to cut corners by contracting an inexperienced roof plumber to complete the job.  A properly installed metal roof will last the lifetime on your home with little to no maintenance. Metal is pretty much the lightest material you can install on your roof, and it boasts good weather resistance as well as overall longevity. Many metal manufacturers offer limited warranties that last up to 50 years.

Overall, in terms of whether tiles or metal offers the best durability, it’s a clear win for metal. In addition to lasting for decades, steel won’t crack, peel, fade or disintegrate like roof tiles. Just make sure you choose the most experienced installer you can find to make sure they get the installation right first time.

Style

Obviously, you want your roof to look good, and this is another important consideration when switching from roof tiles to a metal roof. Your roof is capable of adding a distinctive design element to your home as well as increasing its curb-side appeal so have a good hard think about what sort of aesthetic appeals to you. Design choices for roof tiles have come a long way since the 1970s. You can find clean, minimalist styles as well as high-end laminates enhanced with deep shadow lines and available in many colours.

Johnson Roofing might be your best option for your roofing needs. If you got more questions about them, just contact us at Johnson Roofing. When it comes to roofing materials and needs, we got you covered.

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