Sooner or later, you’ll have to replace your roof. It doesn’t matter if it’s because of age, or if it’s because of damage; it’s going to happen. The average American home will need to have to an asphalt shingled roof repaired once every 17 years, and wooden shingles often have to be replaced before that. Instead of replacing your old roof with another asphalt or wooden roof that’ll fail again, why not invest in a metal roof? Redneck Roofing has skilled metal roofing teams that can quickly set you up with a brand new roof.
Metal Roofing Advantages
When it comes to the overall lifespan of various roofing materials, metal roofing wins. Asphalt shingles are mostly paper, and an asphalt roof needs to replaced about once every 17 years, barring any major accidental damage. Wooden shingles last an even shorter time, and needs to be replaced about once every 14 years or so. Both sets of shingles start to deteriorate as soon as they’re put on your roof, and continue to deteriorate during their entire lifespan. With a new metal roof, though, you don’t have to worry about any deterioration, from the weather or UV rays of the sun.
Cut AC and Heating Costs
This is Houston, and if there’s one thing that we can all agree on is using both the AC and Heater during the year. Summers are always sweltering and sticky, with high humidity levels. While our winters are usually short, and snow is never an issue, the humidity and wind keep it biting outside. So we all know the pain of dealing with our electric bills each month, but did you know that switching to metal roofing can help cut costs?
An asphalt roof, which is primarily made of paper, starts to decay when it’s exposed to the sun and weather, and lets hot and cold air escape from the home. A light colored metal roof offers more insulation, and deflects the same UV rays that destroys asphalt shingles, and leads to lower cooling and heating bills.
Common Metal Roofing Panels
U Panels are made of 26-gauge commercial grade steel, which is heavier than the 29-gauge material that’s commonly used on metal roofs. Many times, you can install the panels directly onto an existing shingle roof, which can save time, labor and disposal costs. Usually, these panels are used on commercial and industrial roofs.
The R Panel is a low-maintenance, durable alternative to conventional roofing. It’s ideal for retro-fitting over existing composition shingles, and it saves time, labor and disposal costs, which means a lower total project cost. More often than not, you’ll find R Panels on homes, rather than businesses or industrial sites.
Your Redneck Roofing metal roofing team is ready to get started today! Your roofing team will be well trained, hard working, and will do their best to get the job done as quickly as possible. If you’re ready to say goodbye to your old asphalt or wooden roof, contact us here at Redneck Roofing for a free quote!