Here in the Southeast, metal roofs blow the competition away. In fact, after recent hurricanes they are often the only ones standing!!
Our Metal Roofs, available in 29 and 26 gauge steel, are certified to withstand 140 mph* winds. That strength and durability, combined with a weather tight seal, make these metal roofs the best choice for residential applications.
With a “Baked On” finish, warranted for up to 40 years, these Metal Roofs offer long life and exceptional durability.
The noise generated by a metal roof that is properly installed over solid decking and typical insulation is no greater than that of a shingle roof system.
Metal Roofing weighs from 0.7 to 1.2 pounds per square foot depending upon the gauge and configuration. Shingles average 2.0 to 2.5 pounds per square foot.
Since metal weighs only 1/3 as much as shingles, you can often attach metal panels without tearing off your existing shingle roof. This eliminates the cost and problems of disposing of the old shingles. The best way to do this is to attach 1″ x 4″ or 2″ x 4″ furring strips at 24″ o/c parallel to the eave and ridge. Check local codes to determine if tearing off shingles is required in your area.
No. A metal roof will not make a building more susceptible to a lightning strike. Lightning will tend to strike the highest object in a given area, regardless of what that object is made of. A metal roof can actually be beneficial in the event of a lightning strike due to being a non-combustible material.
Yes. Among the types of insulation that can be used are fan-fold foam insulation or foil-faced plastic bubble insulation. You can save utility costs by making your roof more energy efficient.
No. Metal reflects 70% of the sun’s energy. This minimizes heat retention and as a result less heat is transferred into the building’s structure. Further, 1985 research by the Florida Solar Energy Center showed that metal experienced a 34% less heat gain than asphalt shingles. Results indicate that metal roofing offers a similar effect on R-11 insulation on top of the roof during sunny day conditions.
Metal is a preferred roofing material in hail prone areas. Hail causes extensive damage to shingle roofs because it can break, split, and cause tear-offs. However, hail will not penetrate a metal roof and the energy is typically reflected.
A quality metal roof from BMP Metal Products that is installed properly, should last the lifetime of the owner. In fact, because metal withstands so many elements, metal roofing is known for its attractive life cycle.
Although the initial cost of metal roofing systems can be slightly higher than shingles, the cost/benefit ratio over the life of the roof is superior to that of a shingle system. With todays best shingles only lasting 10-15 years before requiring replacement, you have to figure the cost of shingles times two or more to get a real cost comparison to metal roofing.
The average life of a non-metal roof is 17 years. Asphalt shingles can require re-roofing every 10 to 20 years, often sooner. Metal roofing offers unmatched durability, lasting 2 to 3 times longer. While sometimes that initial cost of a metal roof can be slightly higher than shingles, you’ll save money in the long run. With material warranties up to 40 years, chances are, a metal roof will be the last roof you ever install on your home.
Non-metal roofing materials begin to deteriorate as soon as they are exposed to the elements such as the UV rays of the sun, temperature changes, severe storms & high winds. In most cases, a metal roof can withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather like hail, high winds and heavy snow. A metal roof will never deteriorate, is impervious to termites and pests and with wind ratings up to 140 MPH, you will have the peace of mind that no other roofing system can offer.
Metal roofing is 100% recyclable and it eliminates the growing and expensive problem of disposal. In most cases, metal roofing can be installed over existing roofs, further helping the growing problem of disposing of shingles.
Metal Roofing is beautiful as well as durable and is available in a wide range of colors & configurations to fit diverse architectural requirements and tastes.