Metal Roof Replacement can be a significant investment in both time and money. The time you spend before the work begins can be time well spent. When it comes time for your roof replacement, you may want to consider a metal roof even though you may have a different roofing material on at the time. Metal roof replacement on homes is a fairly recent trend. Metal roofing has been traditionally thought of exclusively for industrial use and warehouse roofs, but not anymore.
As a homeowner, it is inevitable that you will have to do a roof replacement during your lifetime. There are several factors that determine when a roof replacement is needed verses when a roof repair is needed. The most noteworthy factor for replacement is when the majority of the existing roof is damaged or worn out. If you have another roofing material, but would like to consider replacing your roof with metal roofing, you would be making a wise decision. The general condition of the existing roof will determine if you have to replace everything clear down to the plywood. That being the case, replacing the roof with metal roofing is a great choice. The pitch of the roof is not as significant a determination for using metal roofing as for other roofing materials. You will still need to know the square footage of your roof in order to get an estimate for cost of materials, labor, etc. If you have never done metal roofing, now may be a good time to call First Out Roofing in Denton, Texas as they have plenty of experience installing metal roofing.
For those of you that have no basic knowledge of metal roofing, here are a few key characteristics of metal roofing. Metal roofing is made from a variety of metals, including such metals as copper, aluminum and types of steel. Cost will be based on the content of the material you select for your roofing. Metal roofing can be painted almost any color as well as texture to complement a wide variety of structures. Traditionally, there is additional insulation installed either under the roofing or sandwiched between the layers of metal. This helps with soundproofing as well as strength.
There are many advantages/benefits to metal roofing as you can see from the list below.
First: Make a visual inspection of your roof to determine the extent of the damage. You will need to get on the roof in order to inspect the valleys and any venting that you may have on the roof. After a good visual inspection from the outside, go into the attic and inspect for damage there as well. If you can see light in your attic you have some major damage that needs to be fixed.
Second: After the visual inspection, take measurements of your house to get the square footage of your roof. You will need this information in order to determine costs for material and any underlying damaged material.
Third: Once you have your square footage, get together a list of materials needed with the costs to make sure this is going to fit within your budget. Roof replacement is NOT the time to scrimp and save and cut corners. Doing that can only create problems down the road.
Fourth: Discuss your roof replacement with a roofing expert, a general contractor, the material salesman, and anyone that can give you sound, knowledgeable, advice. This may take some time, but it is time well spent.
Lastly: With all that goes into roof replacement, the knowledge, research and expertise that is needed, if this is a job that is beyond your DIY experience, and you are not comfortable tackling this big of a job;
If all of this seems a little more than you wanted to know and certainly is beyond your expertise, there are experts that will be happy to handle all the details for your metal roof replacement.