Metal roofing is a wise choice and becoming more popular due to its strength and durability in the Cleveland area. The benefits of metal are many, and offer years of protection for you, your home, your family, and your possessions. Considering the innovations and advanced technology, metal is a roofing material to consider!
A great place to start when opting for a metal roofing system is the cost. The cost of a new metal roof in Cleveland costs about $12,000. The final cost is determined by the size of your particular home, the type of metal you choose, and any other factors such as tear-off, labor, and additional roof protection. It is wise to contact S & K Construction in Cleveland at (440)307-2060 to best learn what the cost will be for you. We have been the trusted metal roofing company in Cleveland for over 10 years with hundreds of happy customers.
How do you know when it is time to replace your current roofing system? There are some obvious indications. (You might also want to replace your gutter with a new one?)
Each roofing system does have a lifespan. It is wise to know how long your current roof has been protecting your home. Asphalt roofs can last approximately 25 years, and metal can last nearly 50 with proper maintenance. If you determine your roof is fairly new, then perhaps a repair is adequate to help your roof to last longer. However, if the timespan is nearing the completion of its life, then consider the benefits of metal roofing. It could be the last roof you have installed!
Daylight Shining Through
A clear indication it is time to replace your roofing, is if there is daylight shining through the material. Go to the attic of your home and look around. Do you see daylight? If so, then the damage has occurred not only through the roofing material but also through the underlayment material. Do you see any water streaks or discoloration on the walls of your attic? This is an indication that water has seeped through and most likely the insulation is damaged as well. It is time to contact S & K Construction to get an inspection and estimate on a new metal roof if you notice any of these factors.
Flashing is a thin metal used to help waterproof the perimeter and areas of roofing systems not covered by the roofing material. Typically flashing can be found around chimneys, skylights, and vents. It is necessary to keep your roof watertight and fully sealed. If you have questions regarding the flashing you have on your roof, contact us for a free inspection and guidance. (Learn how to find a contractor specialized in roof sealant.)
Fasteners hold the metal panels together on a roof. This method allows the metal to expand and contract naturally. It is wise to regularly inspect the fasteners to make sure they have not rusted, come loose, or are missing. These instances are rare, but they can happen especially when natural storm activity has occurred.
Damage to the Finish of the Panels
When nasty storms come, limbs, branches, and debris can be flung around in the wind. Due to this, damage can happen to a metal roof. Any scratches, damages, and dents can shorten the lifespan of a roofing material. Make sure you inspect the roof after major storms for any potential damage.
S & K Construction is ready to help you find the right metal roofing to fit your needs. We would love to show you the options available for your budget and home. We are committed to providing you with a quality roof, usually completed within one day. We promise to treat you like family and take care of your every roofing need. Call today for a free inspection!