Austin Roofing Guys has more than 20 years of experience in making sheet metal panels for both the commercial and residential construction projects. We have our own machinery and warehouse to work on sheet metal. Sheet metal has gained popularity for residential roofing in recent years, begins as “flat stock” (flat metal panels) that roofing manufacturers or fabricators form into roofing panels and components.
The two main systems are named after the method of joining panels together: “Standing-seam roofing” has a self-sealing, raised seam, and “batten roofing” employs a wider cover cap. Special matching metal parts are made for ridges, hips, edges, and connections.
Sheet metal roofing materials are typically priced by the square foot. Prices vary widely, depending on the material and finish, ranging from a low of about $1.50 per square foot to about $6 per square foot.
With all the different materials available for your new roof, is there one that stands out above all the rest? We think so. Metal roofing can be a great choice for any home and almost any buyer. Call us biased, but we’re certain that metal roofing is the way to go. If you’re still not convinced that metal roofing is for you, keep reading to find out all about its multitude of great benefits.
Metal roofing is a great choice for those concerned about the environment because this material has a number of qualities that make it much more environmentally friendly than other options. For one, it is extremely energy efficient. It reflects solar heat away from your home allowing you to use less energy cooling your home in the summer. In the winter, it insulates and traps warm air in your home, preventing it from escaping and being wasted, once again saving energy. It is also recyclable, and durable, preventing you from encouraging additional manufacturing so often and putting materials to good use when you can no longer use them.
Sure, on paper it may look like metal roofing is the expensive choice, but if you look a little closer you’ll see how economical it really is. A metal roof will last you, on average, 40 to 50 relatively maintenance free years. That’s half a lifetime where you will barely be spending anything on your roofing at all, it will just work. In that same amount of time, a person with an asphalt shingled home will have had to repair and replace his roof multiple times. So, investing in metal roofing saves you both money and headache over the long run.
Yes? Then metal roofing is definitely for you. It is not only gorgeous in its solid, sheeted form- just take a look at any opulent historical building in your area with a luxurious copper roof- but it comes in a wide variety of colors and styles that can be made suitable for any type of home or design aesthetic. Whatever you want your home to look like, metal roofing can achieve. It can give your home a contemporary feel, a pop of color, or even be made to imitate the appearance of other roofing materials like wood shake or shingles, clay tile, and even slate.
Metal roofing is one of the most durable materials out there, we know that based on its impressive longevity alone. It also stands up well to adverse weather conditions like storms, snow, ice, and hail and performs excellently in all climates. No matter what you throw at it, a metal roof can withstand it. Not even fire can permeate its barrier. While your neighbors will be up on their roofs surveying the damage after every hail or windstorm, you can rest comfortably knowing that your metal roof is in perfect condition.