February 17, 2018
If you’re considering investing in a metal roof, you no doubt want your new roof to beautify your home and increase its value, reduce your utility costs, and save you from future maintenance and replacement. Let’s face it, too; whenever we make a major purchase, we deep down want it to make us look like smart consumers in front of our family, friends, and neighbors. No one wants to look like they spent their money foolishly.
Of course, when it comes to metal roofing, there are so many things to consider. Metal type. Product design. Color. Battens or no battens? Ventilation. Finding the right contractor. It can all be quite overwhelming and is exactly why, at Lifetime Metal Roofing, we focus on providing reliable education and information that can be trusted to guide you to the right decision for you and your home. Fact is, there is no “one size fits all” answer. The best answer is based on the unique needs of you and your home.
As you consider the important factors that go into your metal roofing decision, we want to share a saying that was coined by Don Miller, the founder of Classic Metal Roofing Systems – “It all starts with the finish.” While Don may have said that 30 years ago, it is a timeless and everlasting statement.
Choose the Right Metal Roofing Finishes
The surface finish on a metal roof provides both durability and beauty for a metal roofing system. Choose the wrong finish, and you will have a roof that does not live up to its expectations. Having a roof that goes from green to white in eight years or is covered with black fungus in three years certainly doesn’t make anyone think that you are a wise consumer!
To help you along your way, we have put together a list of factors that you need to understand about the available finishes on metal roofs. The list includes chemistry, color, energy performance, resistance to climate-related issues, and more. You can read the entire list and learn about these important finish factors here.
Please keep in mind that the team at Lifetime Metal Roofing is available to answer your questions and to assist in your research. We will gladly provide sound and reliable product and installation information, with the goal of helping you make the right decision for you and for your home – a decision that shows off your wisdom as a consumer! We can answer technical questions and even help you choose the perfect color or style for your new roof.