Tarrant County Roofing is pleased to be one of the premiere metal roofing contractors in the DFW Metroplex. Whether you need metal roof repair or metal roof replacement, we provide you with everything you need in a metal roofing company.
Metal roofing, mainly roofing made of steel, still remains a very popular option for commercial buildings. While installing a residential metal roof used to be uncommon, its longevity and generally low maintenance requirements have made metal roofs an ideal choice for homeowners who want a more permanent roofing solution. Installing a new metal roof for a residential job has become very popular. Of course, we still do commercial metal roof repair and installation.
Nearly all metal roofs are available in pre-cut panels and special ordered to your exact length. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you consider getting a metal roof for your property.
Quality: With varying thickness from 22 Gauge to 29 Gauge the quality of your metal roof panels can vary greatly. Perhaps the most important feature to look for is the paint finish warranty. Remember steel does rust and the paint finish that’s been applied at the factory is what protects your roof from corrosion. While the least expensive panels may simply be galvanized raw metal, some manufactures offer warranties up to 50 years on their paint finish.
Installation: Because of the light weight of most steel panels you can install steel over 1(one) existing layer of roofing. This can save you the cost associated with a tear off. A snap lock panel will have little brackets at the standing seam of the panel every 18-24 inches. Panel widths are available as small as 8″ and as wide as 24″. Installation times are effected by the size of the panels. Wider panels mean fewer screws or nails. This, in turn, makes for a faster installation. Your metal roof installers can guide you on the best panel widths for your job.
Other Considerations: Remember your steel roof will probably be on this structure in excess of 50 years. If you plan on installing steel on new construction or after tearing off old roofing shingles there are some things you should know in terms of underlayment and flashing. Traditional roofing felt and ice and water shield may not be sufficient. Many recommend using either Grace Ice and Water shield or Hi-Temp Ice and Water shield. In addition, a synthetic underlayment is advisable to stand the test of time. As a qualified metal roofing contractor and metal roof repair company, we’ll advise you on the best options for your situation.
Metal Roofing Frequently Asked Questions
What is the life expectancy of a metal roof?
You won’t have to replace metal roof systems the same way you replace other roof systems. A properly installed quality metal roof can last and maintain its appearance for 50-100 years. It is truly the last roof you will have to buy.
What are some of the benefits of a metal roof?
Well, there are certainly many! Here are few:
- Superior protection against wind, fire, and hail
- Long life
- Very low maintenance
- Adds value to your home – not an expense, but an investment
- Attractive and designed to stay that way
The bottom line is that a metal roof is almost certainly the last roof you will ever buy. A properly installed quality metal roof will maintain its beauty while doing what a roof is supposed to do – protect your home from the elements.
Will a metal roof look good on my house?
Only you can be the final judge about that. However, we have yet to come across a style of home that’s beauty was not enhanced by one or more of our various roofing styles.
What may look good on one home may not look good on another. That’s why we offer various styles of metal roofing. For example, your roof can have the appearance of shake, tile, or even an architectural asphalt shingle. We can help you find the roof that is right for you and your home. You can view the different styles by clicking on the Mueller Icon.
Is a metal roof noisier when it rains?
Generally, no. A metal roof that is installed directly to the roof deck is generally no noisier than an asphalt roof. In fact, since a metal roof is often installed over an existing asphalt roof many people find it quieter.
How much does a metal roof cost?
It is impossible to estimate how much a specific metal roof will cost without having one of our consultants do a complete on-site evaluation and take all the appropriate measurements.
The initial cost of a metal roof is higher than the initial cost of an asphalt roof, but less than a tile, slate, or wood shake roof. However, the per-year-cost of a metal roof is significantly lower than an asphalt roof. In fact, a steel roof is most often the least expensive long term roofing solution available.
Is a metal roof eco-friendly?
Very! Steel is the most recycled product in the world, in large part because it can be reused almost indefinitely without compromising quality. At the end of its long life a steel roof is 100 percent recyclable. In contrast, asphalt shingles are almost always headed to the landfill after their relatively short life. (Over Ten Million Tons of asphalt shingles are dumped in landfills each year!)
In addition, a properly ventilated metal roof can cut your cooling costs by as much as 30 precent and heating costs by as much as 10 percent. So not only do you save money, but you lower your carbon footprint as well.
Can a metal roof be installed over my existing asphalt shingles?
Absolutely. Very often a metal roof will be installed over an existing asphalt roof. This is a very common and proven installation method. This is possible in part because even though a steel roof is much stronger than an asphalt roof, it weighs significantly less. Installing your metal roof over your existing shingles saves money, eliminates the mess of a shingle tear-off and disposal, and provides extra insulation to your home.
However, every job is unique and there are times when it is best to remove the existing roof, such as when there is rotten wood decking.
Can a metal roof save me money on my homeowners insurance?
Every homeowner’s insurance policy is different and you will have to refer to your specific company and policy. However, most companies do offer discounts for metal roofing due to its ability to withstand hail and wind and its fire resistance.
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If you’ve been hit by a storm, call us today at 817-583-3691 or use our Quote Request Form to schedule your free roof inspection. It costs you nothing, but could save you everything.
Tarrant County Roofing proudly uses Mueller Metal Roofing and DECRA Roofing Materials
Click the Mueller logo to find out more about the advantages of Mueller metal roofs. Use their panel selector to learn more about the panel types available, and use their color selector to see which colors are available for the various panel types and how they would look on your home.
A DECRA roof is a stone coated steel roof. It’s manufactured using the finest lightweight aluminum-zinc alloy coated steel, covered with 3M ceramic coated stone granules and sealed with an exclusive polymer coating. DECRA Roofing Systems are beautiful, durable, and trouble-free.