For those in the market for quality metal roofing, look no further than Modern Roof Co for your next project. We can help you find a color, style, and material that perfectly matches your residential, multifamily, or commercial building.
Our team is certified by the Metal Roofing Alliance, which means we strictly follow their product and metal roofing installation standards. We promise to source the best metal roofing materials for every job.
Our talented roofing experts can lend a hand with all kinds of metal roofing systems. We can do everything from standing seam metal roofing to corrugated styles. If you want to learn about metal roofs and their wide range of benefits, keep reading.
Benefits Of Metal Roofing
Any basic Google search will yield a long list of benefits for any metal roof. The first (and most important) thing to know is you can increase the value of your home just by installing a metal roof.
In the USA, your average roof lasts around 20 years. But how long does a metal roof last? In many cases, metal roofing sheets can last up to 70 years. With that said, here are a few more benefits to consider.
- Good resistance to high winds
- Energy efficient (saves up to 30 percent)
- 100% recyclable – Environmentally friendly
- Fire resistant (discuss with your contractor)
- Minimal maintenance
- 30 – 50+ year warranties
Visit the metal roofing section of our website to explore more information. Or you can reach out to our customer service team and discuss your next big roofing project. Whether you want to talk about traditional metal roofing, modern metal roof panels, or anything else, we’re here!
Metal Roof Types
It’s important to point out that many types of sheet metal exist. Manufacturers use many materials for metal roofing, including steel, aluminum, and natural metals like zinc and copper. Below we will look at each type of metal in more detail.
Steel has been a go-to roofing material for a long time. For one, it’s highly durable and very affordable. Today steel remains one of the most popular types of roofing. It’s used to make various products, including metal shingles, tiles, and standing seams (installed with concealed fasteners). Two of the most common options are galvalume and galvanized steel.
Aluminum is a popular material because it’s rustproof, made from recycled materials, and has a long lifespan. It’s perfect for the Colorado winters because it’s lightweight and ideal for supporting large amounts of snow.
Although tin roofs are outdated, they look great on rustic buildings like barns. The main drawback of tin is that it’s prone to break compared to other metals. You can get much better materials at a lower price point. We recommend checking out a few natural metals below if you want the aged look.
Natural Metal Roofing: Copper and Zinc
Natural metals like zinc and copper come at a higher price, but they look stunning nonetheless. These types of roofing are ideal for historic and landmark structures, creating a beautiful green-blue patina over time. These are considered investment-grade features, and they last for decades.
Metal Roof Styles
If you’re not into asphalt roofing, you should consider metal varieties like shakes, tiles, and shingles. In our experience, there is a style, color, and design to match any home. As always, there are pros and cons to each. Which is best depends on your personal preferences and the status and looks of your home.
We work with these styles regularly. If you want to discuss them in more detail, contact us today! Otherwise, keep reading to learn more.
Metal shingles are an excellent choice if you’re looking for a solid alternative to asphalt shingles. They deliver the same look and feel as any other shingle but with superior quality and durability.
Benefits of metal shingles: investment-grade, lightweight, wind resistance, wide range of colors and styles
Although clay tiles look great, their lifespan is shorter than metal because they are more prone to wear and tear. If you enjoy the look of tiles, you should consider metal; you get the same feel without maintenance issues. In addition, they give you gentle curves and appealing colors with light, reliable steel.
Benefits of metal tiles: high durability, lightweight, minimal maintenance, energy-efficient, many types available
Metal shakes last ten times longer than traditional wood shakes. We like them because you get the same design without deterioration and ongoing maintenance. The best part is you get a return on your investment the moment we install it.
Benefits of metal shakes: high ROI, extremely durable, fire and wind resistant, ideal for high-saline environments
Metal Roof Cost
When it comes to determining the cost of a metal roof, there are many essential factors. An accurate estimate must account for square footage, type of material, style (shingles, shakes, tiles, etc.), and more. With that said, there are many things you should know about how to determine your metal roofing cost.
First, most manufacturers sell roof materials by square foot. So, the size of your home directly impacts the cost. The second cost influencer is the type of material. All products have different prices depending on factors like quality and supply chain. So, you can expect to pay more for galvanized steel shingles than you would for corrugated metal (for example).
The best way to figure out metal roof costs is to call your local metal roofing company and discuss your options. Of course, it’s always a good idea to know the dimensions of your roof. If not, call us, and we can send a roofing professional to measure it for you!
About Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs is a municipality to the south of Denver. At an elevation of 6,035 feet, homes in this area experience all kinds of destructive weather forces from the Rocky Mountains. In this part of the world, there are snowstorms, hail, strong winds, heavy rains, flooding, mudslides, and more.
Over the past thirty-five years in the roofing industry, we’ve seen a lot. We can help secure your home with a world-class metal roof that holds up through the worst weather.
Contact Us Today And Get Started With A Stunning Metal Roof
If you’re ready for a high-quality roof, call us at (720) 780-9307. We’ll connect you with a skilled roofing contractor for a free estimate! We can accommodate a metal roof for structures of all kinds, including commercial buildings, residential homes, and multifamily units.
We look forward to working with you!