Why You Should Choose Metal Roofing: Metal roofing systems have a ton of benefits including energy efficiency, as well as being non combustible, having a Class A fire rating. The panels are lightweight and if installed properly, your entire roof will have hidden fasteners meaning no exposed screws giving it a much cleaner look. Its one of the most durable roof system out there and it comes in a wide variety of styles and colors. Metal roofs have a lifetime lifespan.
Why You Should Consider a Different Roofing Material: Metal Roofing is expensive since it is a lifetime product and installation takes a lot more time and knowledge than a standard roof system.
Cost/Lifespan: A metal roof, depending if its standing seam or agricultural steel (pole barn steel) ranges from about $400 to $1000 a square (roof square=10ft by 10ft area on roof). Cost is more because the durability, installation, and lifespan of your new metal roof is anywhere from 40 to 80 years. In the end you will save money.
Up North Exteriors specializes in the installation of metal roofing for residential homes and commercial buildings. Metal roofing is becoming more and more popular because of its durability and lifespan. In Northern Michigan, metal roofing is even more popular because of its ability to shed rain and snow from its sleek metal panels.
Metal roofing panels come in a wide variety of colors and styles such as flat panels or striaded (ribbed panels). Standing seam metal roofs are the most popular as it has a 1inch to 1 3/4 inch rib that stands and locks into the prior installed panel. This hides or encloses all your fasteners to give the roof a cleaner look. Metal roofing has a lifetime life span and a 25 year warranty making it one of the most durable roof systems out there.