Deciding on a what kind of roof to install is no easy task. With all the options out there, the more you look, the more confused you may become. This decision can't be made quickly either because what you choose to install will affect the value of your home for years to come. One type of roof that is known for its quality and durability is metal roofing. While it is a more expensive option, when it comes to home improvement, you really do get what you pay for. In fact, according to the Metal Roofing Alliance, you retain about 86.7 % of your metal roof investment when you resell your home. If you are looking to have metal roofing installed, our certified contractors at Vertex Roofing in SLC, Utah have over 20+ years of experience and confidently provide our customers with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
What is Metal Roofing?
Basically, it is a roofing installation made of metal. When metal roofing is applied to businesses or residential homes, our contractors at Vertex Roofing use steel sanding seem metal roof systems. Steel roofing is more lightweight than aluminum and covered with a rust-proof metallic coating. Aluminum roofing is similar to steel but without the anti-rust finish. These materials are cut into the desired shape and installed on your roof just like traditional roofing materials. Metal roofing is perfect for homes, commercial properties, and cabins that fight the elements of nature daily.
Metal Roofing vs. Traditional Roofing
While traditional materials like asphalt last about 12 to 20 years, metal roofs have a general life expectancy of 40 to 70 years, making a metal roof installation perhaps the only one you need to make in your entire lifetime. Asphalt also absorbs rather than reflects heat, and requires more maintenance over the years. Metal roofs are extremely tough, and can maintain their integrity even in the midst of severe storms with winds up to 140 miles per hour. They are also very resistant to corrosions and cracks.
Here in Utah where we get significant yearly snowfall, having a strong but light-weight roofing material is crucial to the longevity of your home. Metal roofs are better at shedding snow, and therefore keep the burden of heavy snowfall off your roof, preserving the integrity of your home.
Advantages of Metal Roofing
There are so many benefits of metal roofing which include:
- Longer Life. Panels are made of quality material that is build to go the distance. Metal roofs can last up to 70 years!
- More Energy Efficiency. Metal roofs can reduce utility cooling costs up to 25% because they reflect the sun's heat. They also house solar panels easily, making a green money-saving combo.
- More Resilience. Metal roofs can stay intact even after big storms!
- More Safety Features. Metal roofs can withstand impacts of large objects. They also won't catch on fire during wildfires. Great for that cabin in the woods!
- More Design Choices. Choose from a variety of colors or profiles depending on the look you want!
- More Weather Protection. Watch hail, ice and the snow shed off the roof after even heavy storms for less wear and tear. Keep even the wickedest of winds out!
- More Versatility. Metal roofing can be installed directly over an asphalt or fiberglass roof. Homeowners can get an extra layer of insulation if they keep their existing roof.
- Better for the Environment. Metal roofs are made from 25% (or more) recycled material, and are 100% recyclable once the roof is no longer in use.
- More Savings. Certain metal roofs, like steep slope, can potentially contribute toward a building's LEED credits, which care given to owners for using green materials.
Metal Roof Maintenance
The best thing about metal roofs is that once they are installed, they are likely to not need as much periodic maintenance that usually comes with asphalt roofs. There are a variety of metal roofing styles and types, but they're all similar in that they don't require a lot of effort on your part. Overall, getting a regular inspection is the best thing you can do to stay on top of your roof’s condition. If you are concerned about your roof, it is always better to check and have the issue be nothing than to be sitting on a problem that only grows in cost over time.
Vertex Roofing Installs Standing Seam Metal Roof Systems
A seam roof system consists of multiple steel panels that work together to create a durable covering that can hold up to even the nastiest weather in Utah. There are a variety of different choices when it comes to standing seam roofs (e.g., double lock seam, two-piece snap-lock interlock, symmetrical, etc.), so you can choose the best option for your building. Standing seam roofs can be found on both homes and commercial buildings alike, and are prized for their extreme durability. These roofs are built to withstand everything from a wildfire to a heavy impact like a snow-covered tree branch.
Vertex has installed these special panels on practically every type of building in every industry. Our first priority is the safety of everyone (and everything) inside. From industrial factories to two-bedroom homes, there's no structure we can't tackle. Plus, these metal roofs look as good as they protect. If you're looking for professional metal roofing contractors in Utah who can also help you pick the right design, choose Vertex Roofing Contractors in SLC, Utah.
What Makes Our Roofs Different?
At Vertex Roofing, our roofs are treated with Cool Roof, which reflects the infrared radiation of the sun, and cools the roof's surface temperature to save energy and bring down your HVAC bills. The panels are also perfect for those who have (or want) a solar photovoltaic (PV) system as they can be installed right on top of a metal roof with no penetration. Homeowners enjoy maximum performance and minimum risk.
All of the materials we use are up to code, and are guaranteed to enhance the stability of your home. We also provide optional protective coatings (e.g., galvanized steel) that can make your roofing even stronger against Mother Nature. We're here to find you the solution that will last as long as your home or business will.
Flat Roof Vs. Slope Roof
Much of the type of roof you choose depends on the look you're going for. A flat roof still has to have a little slope so it allows rain water to run off, but its pitch will be very slight in terms of aesthetics. A high slope roof will have an angle that is 18° or more, but metal roofs aren't necessarily recommended for high or steep slope roofs. Instead, use metal if your roof is less than a 14° angle (or a 3:12 pitch.)
Slope metal roofs look great, and you can dress them up with paint to give your building more personality. They're also easy to maintain and offer superior protection to the elements. Metal slope roofs resist mildew and mold, and are less likely to stain over time or show wear from the sun's intense rays. Vertex can also install flat metal pans over small areas for additional protection. We can help you decide on the exact design to improve the look of your building.
Vertex Roofing: Metal Roofing Contractors in Salt Lake City
Vertex Roofing has been serving Salt Lake City and its surrounding areas for over 20 years. We are experts in roof installation, repair, and replacement. If you have any questions about metal or asphalt roofing, our certified roofing contractors would be happy to help answer them. Contact us today for a free roofing estimate, or call 801-447-9298 to discuss our other services. We offer financing options, use only high-quality products, provide warranties on our roofing, and promise results you will be thrilled with.