Forget the images of those old ugly metal roofs on grey barns! Modern metal roofs offer vivid colors and a truly impressive selection of styles that command our admiration, and play with our imagination. In fact, when I saw my first metal roof, back in 2004, I was extremely impressed and even fascinated by the beautiful design of metal roofs. There are many styles to choose from. Ranging from Shingle, Shake, Tile, and Slate. There is one for every home. Long Lasting Modern Metal roofs are among some of the most practical and long lasting roofing solutions available to homeowners today. They offer great security and protection to a homeowner who is planning to stay in his/her house for awhile, and are interested in a reliable and worry free roof. Stonehenge Metal Roofs uses metal roofing products that come with LIFETIME WARRANTIES. Many premium metal roofing products such as Copper have been known to last well over 100 years! Of course a metal roof is only as good as the metal roofing contractor who installs it. Therefore, it is imperative that your installer is properly trained, and more importantly, is willing to deliver the type of quality necessary for a truly secure metal roofing protection. Stonehenge Metal Roofs uses Manufactures trained installers.
This may seem almost counter intuitive; at first, it is obvious that the initial price for a metal roof is higher than that of the asphalt roof. But that is only the first impression, and first impressions can sometimes be wrong. Consider that the average life expectancy of today’s asphalt roof is around 10 to 20 years. That's a lifespan of 20 years at best, and under mild climate conditions. Asphalt shingle roofs presents a typical mass produced building product that everyone seems to go for. Because of the demand, crews don't always adhere to the installation standards and rush through the shingling process t get to the next job as quick as they can. The end result may be an inferior installation, and a much shorter lifespan that will require costly repairs and unnecessary headache. Even if installation was performed by a qualified crew, severe storms and tough climate will significantly shorten the lifespan of even the best installed asphalt shingle roof by washing out the small particles that give asphalt shingles their waterproof qualities. As soon as asphalt roof is exposed to the elements, it begins to deteriorate and lose its water-proofing ability in proportion to the severity of the local climate. As an example, consider the elements your roof is exposed to in the Midwest climate. Here in the states of Texas and Illinois, our roofs are exposed to a lot of rain, hail and wind, severe winters cover roofs with snow and ice that beat hard on the asphalt roofs. Summer comes and our roofs are exposed to extreme sun and heat. Asphalt roofs are prone to breaking down in these tough climate changes and as a result they may start leaking prematurely needing repair or replacement. Metal roofing, on the other hand, feels at ease with snow and ice which simply melts and slides down from the metal roof. Metal laughs at severe storms and heavy rains. Metal roofs offer superb, price effective longevity that no other roof does. A properly installed metal roof will last a lifetime and easily pay for itself two and three time over.
Residential Metal Roof Pricing
There are four main types of roofs we install: (all of which carry their own unique advantages)
Kynar 500 Coated Steel*
Kynar 500 Coated Aluminum*
Start at $5.50/sq.ft. for shingle styles.Tile, Shake, and Slate start at $6.80/sq.ft. Copper will start around $10.00/sq.ft.
Prices will vary from one project to another depending on the options and degree of difficulty. No more secret!
When you have a new roof fitted for your home, or when you have to pay for repairs, sometimes these costs can be extremely high. However, there are some tips that can actually save you money on your roofing costs. First, remember that with roofing material, you usually get what you pay for. In other words, you will have to pay for quality but the extra money you spend will over time, actually help you save money. Using low quality materials may initially lower roofing costs, but over time, you actually end up spending more money in repairs. For this reason you must do your research. You have to first research the materials you want to use, such as whether or not you want to use asphalt shingles, or metal roofing. Second, you must research the roof contractor you plan to hire this includes verifying all references.
After you've finished your research, you will have the knowledge to understand precisely what is required from a roofing contractor. Your next step is to interview several contractors and acquire written estimates. Make sue that you write down everything that they tell you and ask questions. You also want to ensure that you point out all damage that you are aware exists. This is because the more information you give a contractor the more accurate the estimate will be. However, you must also be aware that sometimes there are ugly surprises hiding under roofing shingles, such as rotten wood. When you get quotes from several companies and or contractors, you arm yourself with several advantages. First you learn key information from several companies concerning your roof that you can use to learn and understand what price you will be offered will be fair, even if it isn't the lowest price. Remember, when a price is too good to be true, chances are it is. Not only is price something you have to consider, you also have to compare service, quality, materials, the amount of time it will take to complete the job, and also if the contractor or company will warranty the work they do. When you add up all of these factors including the cost of materials, you will be able to find the best deal.
At Austin Roofing Guys, we specialize in commercial and industrial roofing and re-roofing services. We are located in Austin, TX, and we service 30 miles of Austin. With over 30 years of experience, we can save you significant money and make the entire roofing process much easier! At Austin Roofing Guys, LLC., our services include:
• Single ply roofing
• Built-up roofing
• Metal roofing
• Sheet metal work
• Hot asphalt roofs
• Green roofing.
We also provide installation and maintenance for your gutters and downspouts. With our experience and knowledge, we can provide you with quick and efficient service.Our clients know that they can trust us to complete their project on time and on budget. We want to construct a quality roof that is done right the first time. We are here to provide you with a top quality roof at an affordable price that will last for years to come.We also offer you reliable snow and ice removal. We can clean up your parking lot or driveway in a timely manner to help you navigate through the snow. Our company is fully licensed, bonded and insured.Call us today at Austin Roofing Guys. for a free roof analysis or for us to remove your snow and ice!