Participated in Williams Episode which aired
on ABC May 16, 2010. Joint venture with Anderson Contracting.
See our work as featured
in the cover story JUL 08.
METAL ROOF FACTS
Strong & Durable
Non-metal roofing material begins to deteriorate as soon as it's exposed
to elements such as the UV rays of the sun, temperature changes, severe
storms, and high winds. A metal roof will never deteriorate, and can
withstand most everything Mother Nature throws its way.
No matter what kind of roofing style, color or finish you have now,
there's a metal roofing style to match. Today's metal roofing looks just
like common roofing material such as asphalt shingle, clay tile, cedar
shake or slate. However, metal lasts at least 2 to 3 times longer. For a
wide variety of great-looking choices, mouse over the thumbnails at right.
While the initial cost for a premium metal roof is higher than most other
roofing materials, you'll save money in the long run. A metal roof can
last a lifetime, whereas materials like asphalt require reroofing every
10 to 20 years. A metal roof can also increase the resale value of your
home. In some states, like Texas, a metal roof can even lower your
homeowner's insurance by 35%
The average life of a non-metal roof is 17 years. Asphalt can require
re-roofing every 10 to 20 years, often sooner. But a metal roofing system
offers unmatched durability, lasting 2 to 3 times longer. Chances are good
that a metal roof will be the last roof you ever install on your home.
Metal roofing in light colors reflects heat effectively to reduce cooling
loads in the summer and insulates homes during the winter. That can help
to lower energy bills.
Most metal roofing comes with a true 30 to 50 year manufacturer warranty,
plus a 2 year workmanship warranty from the Outback Companies.
This may surprise you, but metal roofing is often quieter than an asphalt
shingle roof. When installed with solid sheathing, unlike old style tin roofs, a metal roof on your
home will actually silence noise from rain, hail and bad weather, many
times much better than other roofing materials.
Today's metal roofing systems are built to last. Steel metal roofing has a
"metallic coating" made of either zinc or a combination of zinc and
aluminum. This metallic coating prevents rust from forming and is bonded
to the steel at the factory. Paint is then applied over the metallic
coating to provide the long-lasting color homeowners desire.
A metal roof will absolutely not increase the likelihood of lightning
striking your home. However, if your home were hit by lightning, your
metal roof would disperse the energy safely throughout the structure.
Since metal roofing isn't combustible or flammable, it's a low risk and
desirable roofing option where severe weather is concerned, especially for
In most cases, a metal roof can withstand decades of abuse from extreme
weather like hail, high winds, and heavy snow. A typical hail storm will
not dent your metal roof. Today's systems also have a 120-mph wind rating
(equal to an F2 tornado), meaning your metal roof is also safe from wind
gusts that can accompany hail storms.
Many people think you can't (or shouldn't) walk on a metal roof, but the
truth is that you can safely walk any metal roof without damaging it.
Before you walk your roof, however, we recommend you talk to your
installer or roof manufacturer first. They will have the details on how to
walk the particular roof you have, based on the style you chose and your