The Benefits of Metal Roofing in Minnesota
Metal roofing is not just for farmhouses anymore! The designs and range of colors available have brought metal roofing into the mainstream when it comes time to replace your roofing. It’s no secret that Minnesota weather can be brutal on your home causing it to age prematurely. There are several vital areas that you need to maintain at peak efficiency if you want your home to be weathertight and comfortable year-round.
The exterior of your home creates an envelope of protection keeping the elements outside where they belong. It is easy to notice when a door or window is leaking, or when your siding needs repair. Your roof is difficult to evaluate for damage or replacement because you really need to get up there and take a close look. You can see the obvious signs from ground level – missing shingles, dry or cracked shingles – but sometimes by the time this damage is apparent, there might be some underlying problems.
Inspection by a professional is the only way to ensure an accurate assessment of your roof’s condition. At Diversified Metal Roofing, we offer free roof inspections with no obligation – simply contact us to make an appointment. Don’t let our name fool you – we do all types of roofing and have been installing roofs for Minnesota and Wisconsin residents for over 20 years.
Metal roofing has come quite a long way in the past decade or two. It used to be that the options available; color, style, and design were very limited. The applications were limited as well, and if you had a complicated roof design many times, a metal roof was out of the question because of these limitations. Times have changed, and there are now very few – if any – places where a metal roof cannot be installed. If metal roofs bring to mind the rusty roof of the barn you saw on your last drive in the country – don’t be worried.
Metal Roofing Benefits
Durability and Longevity – Metal roofing has up to a 50-year warranty on it with a 30-year warranty on the finish. Unlike asphalt roofing, metal roofing will never tear, dry out, crack, mildew or burn. It can withstand the harshest of weather without damage.
Energy Efficiency – Think about how hot your asphalt roof gets during the summer and realize that a lot of that heat gets passed into the attic space where it stresses the structure as well as your homes HVAC system. Metal roofing has a high reflectivity, where it will reflect back a portion of the sun’s heat in the summer, saving you up to 40% on your energy bills. Metal also cools down much quicker than heavy, dense asphalt shingle, which helps bring down your home’s overall temperature quicker.
Cost/Return on Investment – While the initial cost of installing a metal roof is higher than asphalt there are several factors to consider. When you make an investment, no matter what it is, you are interested in the return on your investment – what will it pay you back?
- A metal roof will save you energy costs in both heating and cooling.
- A metal roof should be the last roof you ever replace on your home.
- Selling your home is that much simpler – a prospective buyer will not have to worry about replacing the roof.
Metal roofing is the answer to some of the most common issues facing homeowners in the Minnesota/Wisconsin area. Please contact us for more information, Diversified Metal Roofing proudly services the greater Minneapolis area as well as Wisconsin.