Metal Roofing

Metal roofing systems are some of the strongest, most long-lasting systems available.  If you have or are considering a metal roof, we congratulate you on a wise choice.

Today’s metal roofing options are a far cry from the corrugated tin many people think of when considering metal roofing.  Though that corrugated look is still available, there are a wide variety of other options to choose from.  Standing seam, metal tiles, or metal sheets are just a few of the choices to consider.

When properly installed and maintained, metal roofing systems have a lifespan of 50 years or longer.  Definitely an investment worthy of consideration.

Materials Available

The word “metal” covers a wide array of different materials, each with its own benefits and drawbacks.  A quick look at the top 3 options is provided.

Aluminum.  Aluminum roof panels are extremely popular.  Lightweight yet strong, aluminum roofing systems offer a lifespan up to 50 years with proper maintenance.  Though aluminum has the highest weight to load-bearing strength of any of the metal options, it is best suited for architectural, rather than structural roofing and on roofs with a minimum 3:12 slope.

Benefits Drawbacks
  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Malleable
  • Cost
  • Easily Dented

Copper.  Copper roofs are one of the most beautiful roofing systems available.  Over time, that copper develops a brown to green patina that is striking.  Also known for extremely long lifespans, copper roofing systems generally last 60 to 100 years or longer, with proper maintenance.  Due to cost, many business owners choose copper for accents rather than entire roofing systems, or choose to go with a metal substitute that mimics the look of copper.

Benefits Drawbacks
  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Cost
  • Easily Dented

Steel.  Just like Superman, steel roofing systems are incredibly strong!  With a lifespan of 40-60 years, when installed and maintained properly, steel systems also offer you longevity and protection.  Steel can withstand winds up to 140mph and is resistant to impact damage from falling objects.  With a high overall value, we recommend steel to owners that intend to own their building for 15 years or longer.

Benefits Drawbacks
  • Fire Resistant
  • Cost
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Weight

Services Offered

You probably noted all of the lifespans on metal roofing included the terms “properly installed” and “maintained”.  Metal roofing systems do require specific installation and ongoing maintenance to ensure they live a full and productive life.  Without both, you are looking at a very expensive and frustrating process.  That is why Beachy Contracting offers the following metal roofing system services.

Repair.  There will be occasions when your metal roofing system develops a leak.  Like all systems, that leak needs to be addressed as soon as possible to avoid damage and reduce risk of long-term failure.

Restoration.  When damage is more severe or extensive than ongoing repairs warrant, a restoration is an excellent way to extend the life of that metal roofing system, while also increasing the energy efficiency of the building.

Replacement.  Eventually everything reaches the end of its life, and that includes your metal roof.  When the time comes, we are here to provide a professional, quality replacement.

Inspection.  Not all damage is readily visible to the naked eye.  A professional inspection twice a year will ensure your investment continues to pay off for years.

Maintenance.  Just like changing the oil in your car, good preventative maintenance is the key to keeping your metal roofing system in prime condition for when you need it most.

For more information on metal roofing system options, contact the experts at Beachy Contracting today,  877-277-0829 and schedule your no-obligation consultation.  We look forward to meeting you soon.