Using metal as a roof has a long history and has picked up new life in the last ten years or so as a "newer" roofing trend.
Many years ago metal roofs had what are called "standing seams". Contractors made the roofing right there from big rolls of metal. This kind of roofing can be seen often on historic homes in New England. In more modern times metal roofing is usually installed in panel-form from the manufacturer as it's much easier to transport to the home.
The seam reference comes from the ridge that is made when the panels overlap their seams when the roofing is installed. The metal panels also have corrosion resistant finishes and come in a variety of colors to choose from.
A different color metal roof can drastically alter the home or building's look. Not sure what would look best? Ask us for photos and we can help show you what others have done.
To learn more about us installing metal roofing on your home or building contact Millstream Construction today. We offer FREE & written price estimates.
Did you know there are different metal roofing styles? Shingle, shake, slate, and tile metal roofing give you additional style options.
1) Metal roofing can be repaired but make sure you work with a contractor that has a lot of experience in this type of material. Be sure they're also reputable and offer a no-obligation and written estimate plus reference of work.
2) Look at online reviews to see what other customers have to say about the company.
3) Metal roof pricing depends on variables like the style, slope and size of the roofing being installed. The steeper pitch roofing costs more because there are extra steps involved. Roofing with a lot of valleys and ridges tend to cost more than a shed-roof or gable roof.
4) Millstream Construction is expert in metal roofing and other roofing. We have the experts on staff and equipment to get the job done right. Whether you need a repair, roof replacement or new roof in East Hartford, Avon, Hartford, Manchester, Wethersfield, West Hartford, West Simsbury, Farmington, New Canaan, Glastonbury we can help.
Contact us today to schedule an estimate for metal roofing. Give us a call at 1-855-457-3745 or contact us online to meet with one of our experts as soon as possible!
Click on the frequently asked questions below to learn more about metal roofing.
A typical asphalt roof typically wears out in about 15-20 years while exposed to severe weather like intense sunlight or heavy snowfall, which we get in New England.
Metal roofing stands up really well in weather and a just installed metal roof typically lasts about 40 – 60 years, which is much longer than most people stay in their home.
Metal roof cost is based on the same variables as other kinds of roofing: the roof size, roof pitch, and the number of valleys, ridges, skylights, dormers, etc. In general, expect metal roofing to cost two or three times as much as an asphalt shingle roof but it lasts much, much longer. The cost is the about the same as a tile or cedar shingle roof, but less than a slate roof. The value of a metal roof is great and lasts a long time with very little maintenance or noise.
Today's modern metal roofs are very durable and weather-damage resistant thanks to modern finishes and technology that goes into making the metal panels.
Asphalt and wood shingles hold ice and snow but metal roofing sheds the snow and can help ice dams from taking shape on your home.
Plus it doesn't break down in sunlight and doesn't lost its protective finish which happens on asphalt roofing as it loses the shingle granules. Severe hail can occasionally damage metal roofs but are easy to replace.
Metal roofs have a bad noise reputation because of open barns and sheds that had panels installed over open framing. That is not how metal roofing would be installed on your home or building. We put a sheathing under the roofing and you have plywood, insulation and other materials too which prevent it from giving the materials room to be noisy. In other words your home is constructed differently than an open barn or shed. Metal roofing when installed properly, isn't usually any different sound than a regular asphalt roof in rainy or stormy weather.
Annually the US dumps approximately 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into landfills.
This isn’t good for the environment or any of us. Often times a metal roof can be installed right on top of the old asphalt shingles, while lasting 2 to 3 times longer too. The metal has recycled steel in it and is easier to recycle than regular shingles.
Metal roofs have a lot of styles and colors to choose from. Styles that are metal roofing but are made to look like slate, wood, tile exist which many people find surprising.
You can also choose from a variety of parallel profiles that run the length of each panel. Metal roof color choices are very wide, your imagination is your limit! Details like compatible flashing, transition profiles and other roofing elements can be tailored to your tastes to give your home the look you want.
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