Metal Roofing St Louis
Various kinds of metal have been used for roofing material since biblical times. It took the invention of “standing seam” metal panels in the 1960s for metal roofs to become more main stream. As homeowners are looking for more long-lasting roofing solutions and the country focuses on “greener” options to reduce our dependence on crude oil, metal roofs are becoming increasingly more popular.
One of the biggest reasons people dismiss metal roofing as an option is the cost. Asphalt shingles do cost less, however they are a considered a temporary system because they have to be replaced every 10-20 years, depending on the weather they are exposed to. Metal roofing is more of an upfront investment, but with the extended warranty (40-50 year warranty depending on the manufacturer), higher resistance to the elements and lighter weight, it is considered a longer lasting, “permanent” solution. When you consider that every ten years, the cost of asphalt shingles will double because of crude oil costs, you will save money long term by installing a metal roof.
Aside from cost, metal, by its generalized nature causes consumers to be concerned about using it as a roofing material. Metal gets really hot, rusts and conducts lightening…which doesn’t sound like the best thing to install on your home. Here is the truth about metal roofing:
- Asphalt shingles absorb heat from the sun and pumps it into your building for at least 8 hours after the source has been removed. A metal roof is installed with a high temperature ice and water shield to prevent melting, heat transfer and deck damage. Once the heat source is removed from a metal panel, the heat immediately leaves your roof and your building.
- The metal used in our roofing solutions is Galvalume, which is a mixture of aluminum and zinc. This will not rust because there is no steel in its makeup.
- Metal is a lightening conductor, but it doesn’t attract lightening. If struck by lightning, a metal roof will disperse the energy safely throughout the structure. It is also has a Class A Fire rating, meaning that it won’t burn or melt, which is critical when dealing with lightning.
- Metal panels and shingles are screwed down instead of being installed with nails. This gives them a higher wind warranty than asphalt shingles.
We offer several metal roofing systems. For metal roofing in St Louis, our experts will be able to recommend the right product for your home. Below are some of the products we offer. Please contact us for a more detailed description of each and for your free estimate by clicking here.
This roofing solution is custom cut to fit your home. It features a full seamless interlocking panel system with no exposed fasteners. This is perfect for low or steep pitched roofs.
Master rib/Corrugated Metal Panels
This system features a full, seamless panel system that is screwed together with exposed fasteners. This is also custom cut to fit your building. Perfect for low or steep pitched buildings.
Metal shingle panels look like an asphalt architectural shingle or a wood shake roof. Our products are installed with hidden fasteners that look sleeker and are never exposed to the elements. Other metal shingles that use exposed fasteners have rubber grommets that can crack and leak over time.
Weighing in at around 150 lbs. per square (depending on the manufacturer), metal shingles weight less than standard asphalt shingles that can weigh up to 250-300 lbs. per square! The lighter material is easier on your building structure.
Metal shingles also qualify for an insurance discount because of their Class 4 Hail Resistance!
Metal Shingle Types (click the links below for more information)
If you are considering a metal roof in St Louis, our professional roofing specialists have the quality products, experience and knowledge to install or repair a roofing system for your home or specific project.