Are you considering installing a metal roof? If so, there are a number of considerations to take into account. Lopez Roofing specializes in providing the highest quality of material and workmanship in El Dorado County today. We will be provide a complete in home consultation with the advantages of metal roofing, as well as its cost, installation process and more.
What is metal roofing?
A metal roof is a roof constructed entirely from metal pieces or metal tiles. It is a long-lasting, premium home product that is designed to resist rust and severe weather conditions.
How is metal roofing made?
To create standing seam metal roofing, the most popular type of metal roofing, a metal roofing coil is fed into a roll former. As the roll former performs a series of rolls, bends and curves are formed in the metal. The desired width of the panel can be entered into the machine. Most panels measure 12, 16 or 20 inches.
After the coil has been galvanized and fully cleaned, it will be placed into a painting machine, where primer is applied and baked on, and then paint is applied.
Besides the panels, metal roofs require a number of additional components, including the roof’s flashing, trim, drip edge, valley pans and ridge caps. These components are crafted in a sheet metal shop, using computerized sheet metal brakes. Additional machines used during this process include an automated hydraulic shear to cut the metal and a forklift to unload heavy materials.
One advantage of metal roofing is that it is noncombustible. This means that it will help prevent your home from catching on fire. A metal roof is also able to dissipate the electrical charge caused by a lightning strike.
Metal roofing is extremely energy efficient.
During the summer, it will reflect heat to reduce your cooling costs. During the winter, it will keep your home insulated to lower your heating costs.
Purchasing a metal roof is good for the environment.
While other roofing materials generate a lot of waste, metal roofs are constructed from at least 25% recycled metal and are completely recyclable.
Another advantage of a metal roof is its long life.
While other roofing materials come with limited life expectancy, metal roofing is built to last. Many metal roofs come with a 30 to 50 year manufacturer warranty, and of course, Lopez Roofing Co. always provides our 5 year workmanship warranty.