Why Choose A Metal Roof?
There is a growing list of reasons for the expanding use of metal in residential construction. Leading the list is the tremendous variety of exciting shapes and colors that today’s product offers. In addition to these aesthetic advantages, modern metal residential roofing is easily installed and offers longevity, energy savings, and exceptional durability, even under extreme weather conditions.
How Can Metal Roofing Save Energy?
Many conventional roofing materials, asphalt shingles, for example, absorb energy from the sun. Metal, on the other hand, reflect most of the sun’s rays. At days end, metal cools more quickly. As a result the attic space remains cooler, as does the living space below. Conventional roofing materials tend to absorb and retain heat, therefore requiring more energy to maintain a cooler living space.
Can I Install A Metal Roof Over My Old Roof?
Yes. Because of the light weight of metal, it is easily installed over existing roofing materials, without the disposal problems commonly associated with re-roofing projects. And, because Honest Abe Roofing panels are installed in sheets, labor costs for installation are kept to a minimum.
Will A Metal Roof Look Good?
Honest Abe Roofing recognizes that appearance is a major factor in the choice of roofing materials. To ensure that the benefits of metal go beyond longevity and durability, Honest Abe Roofing’s highly diversified line of roofing products offers the homeowner a wide variety of styles, colors, and finishes.
Which Metal Roofing System Is Right For Me?
In residential roofing, there are generally two types of systems, exposed fastener systems and concealed fastener systems: Exposed fastener systems utilize pre-formed metal panels such as Honest Abe Roofing’s Rhino Rib Panel. These panels are typically installed over decking and synthetic underlayment or over perlins. Fasteners are then driven through both panel surface and panel laps to secure them.
Concealed fastener systems utilize clips and/or fasteners that are hidden from view. The clips and/or fasteners are installed into the roofing substrate and are subsequently covered by the roofing panels. Honest Abe Roofing’s Roof Armor line of products is a great example of concealed fastener systems.
Will A Metal Roof Cost More Than Conventional Roofing?
Although the initial cost of metal is higher, the life-cycle costs are substantially lower than conventional materials. The decision to select metal is often based upon the fact that the homeowner doesn’t want or can’t afford to replace their conventional roof every 10 to 12 years. Metal, on the other hand, will provide a lifetime of low maintenance.