Metal Roofing

Most homeowners know that choosing the right type of roof can make a big difference, not only in how their home will look but also in its longevity and energy efficiency. More and more people are discovering the benefits of having a new metal roof installed. While there are definitely some factors that need to be carefully evaluated, a metal roof can provide an excellent roofing option for many homeowners.

A metal roof reflects sunlight, which means it is not a great conductor of solar heat. This can be a significant benefit when it comes to home comfort. With less heat absorption, the amount of heat that will penetrate attics or living spaces, raising indoor temperatures and expensive cooling bills, can be dramatically reduced.

Another excellent benefit of installing a metal roof is that it offers superb durability. Metal roofs typically outlast any other roofing material by many years. In fact, unlike other roofing materials, there is never a concern with a metal roof drying out, splitting or curling. Homeowners who are concerned about the longevity of a metal roof should consult with their Monmouth County roofing specialist or the manufacturer of their metal roof for exact details on warranties and life expectancy.

One concern that many homeowners have when they contemplate the installation of a metal roof is whether it will be too noisy.

While some people might enjoy the sound of a light rain on their roof, torrential downpours, hail and even mild storms are often another matter. Nobody wants to live in a home where every storm creates a noise level that is uncomfortable.

While it’s certainly easy to see why some homeowners would have concerns about the noise level of a metal roof, this is especially true for anyone who has been in a metal shed during a rain storm; however, metal roofs are often not any noisier than any other type of roofing system.

A metal roof offers a great deal of noise protection. Most homes have some type of wood structure as the base of the roof. Onto this substrate will be a layer of felt paper that will act as a moisture barrier. Then, the metal roof is installed. The wood and felt paper offer an excellent buffer against the sound of rain and hail. Additionally, roofs that have an existing layer of asphalt shingles already in place can often have the metal roof installed without removing these shingles. This offers another level of noise protection. Have a question regarding roof repairs or new roofs? Ask a roofing professional from Fortified Roofing of Monmouth County NJ.

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Metal roof

This is a roofing system that is rapidly growing in popularity for use in residential homes. This type of roof consists of either panels or shingles that are formed to resemble other roofing materials. They can look like ceramic tile, wood shake or even traditional shingles, or they can offer a clean, contemporary look.

Monmouth County roofing contractor Fortified Roofing answers a question:

Will I need to strip off all the old roofing materials before a metal roof can be installed?

This is a common concern among many homeowners. For many homes, the metal roof can be installed over the existing asphalt shingles. This can offer a great savings because it eliminates the need to remove the existing roof and dispose of the old materials. However, it will depend on the condition of the current roof, how many layers of shingles are already on the roof and the type of metal roof a homeowner wants installed.

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