There are a few reasons why your roof may need to be replaced throughout the years. Some property owners choose to replace their roof for aesthetic reasons. Others find replacement necessary to remedy age or damage of the roofing system. Whether you’re replacing your roof out of desire or necessity, you’re sure to be faced with many options when it comes to style and materials. If you are considering metal roofing for your home or office, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind.
HOA Rules & Regulations
If you live in a neighborhood governed by an HOA, you’ll want to review the regulations or bylaws to determine whether or not a metal roof is acceptable. This is likely the most important thing to check on initially and can save you time in the end.
It is important to obtain estimates from roofing contractors early on in the process to help understand the cost differential between a metal roof versus a traditional roof. While a metal roof may cost more initially up front, there are benefits to a metal roof system that can pay dividends in the end. For example, when it comes to hail, metal roofs have a higher impact rating than other more traditional roofing materials. This can save you money on your insurance premiums. Likewise, because of their higher impact rating and their rigidity, metal roofs may last longer than traditional roofs.
Not all contractors are created equal and not all roofing contractors specialize in metal roofing systems. This is an important consideration given that a metal roof is a lifelong investment in your home or office. We recommend interviewing several contractors to learn more about their business philosophy, reputation, work ethic, and preferred materials. Any respectable contractor should be able to provide references and a portfolio of completed work. At JAG Metals LLC, we pride ourselves on the integrity of our materials and work product to ensure your satisfaction.
The look of a metal roof differs greatly from traditional materials such as asphalt shingles or rubber roofing systems. A metal roof can provide your home with a sleek and modern appearance. Additionally, there are many different styles and paint color options available for metal roofs to customize the look of your home further.
Longevity and Maintenance
Considering your geographic locations and typical weather conditions are vital when researching the best roofing material for your home or office. Here in Texas, for example, we typically experience high humidity and are often subjected to heavy storms with wind and hail. If installed properly, a metal roof system will likely result in fewer repairs and maintenance over time. Additionally, metal roofing is non-combustible, reducing the risk of a house-fire due to a lightning strike.
We understand that replacing your roof is one of the most important processes you can go through as a homeowner. At JAG Metals, we are here to answer any questions you may have about metal roofing. Give us a call today to discuss how we can help you.