If you’re shopping for a metal roof, we have put together a list of six things to look for in any potential metal roofing product.
Not all metal roofs offer these features, but we think you will agree that all six are very important
1. Quality and Tested Finishes
Available in many colors and even multi-hued shades, these coatings offer the best combination of durability and fade resistance.
As things like tree leaves, plant and other debris, travel down your roof, they end up in any valleys your roof may have. Many metal roofs have “closed” valley systems with hidden waterways to channel water off of the roof. These hidden waterways, however, will clog up with debris and then the water path is blocked causing leaks. “Self-Cleaning” valleys carry the water and debris on top of the roof and can’t clog.
3. Premium Certified Products
The Metal Construction Association has developed a Quality Certification Program which recognizes products and manufacturers that meet high levels of standards in terms of raw materials and processes. Our Classic Metal Roofing System products are certified.
4. Special Flashings
Many roofs have areas which require special care. With metal roofing, you can’t just depend upon sealants in those areas like is often done with temporary roofing materials. If your roof has dead valleys, skylights, chimneys, flared gables, or other unusual things, we exactly how these things will be handled.
5. Great Warranties
Make sure you know exactly what warranties you will be receiving, and who they are from. You should receive warranties covering the installation workmanship, the product, and also the integrity of the raw materials that go into the product. You can review our outstanding warranties here.
6. Proper Ventilation
We find that most homes can benefit from increased attic ventilation. Good ventilation will keep your home cooler in the summer. It can also help avoid rot and mold In your home. Re-roofing is the perfect time to address your home’s ventilation.
Finding the Right Metal Roof
We can help you find the right metal roof for your home. Feel free to email your questions or give us a call. We have the Central Florida area’s finest when it comes to people who know and understand metal roofing.