Installing Metal Roofing

Installing Metal Roofing 66Installing metal roofing can add a lot of value to your home. Especially if you live in a part of the country, that has snow and ice during the winter months. I own and operate a successful roofing company in Southern Maine, and we get a lot of telephone calls requesting an estimate for metal or steel roofs.

After 25 years in the roofing business, we have completed hundreds of metal roofing projects, and thousands of asphalt shingle jobs. We have seen an increase for steel or metal roofs, and homeowners are asking for products to help protect their home against ice dams. If you live in Maine, you know what an ice dam is.

After we have a snow storm in Maine, the next day the snow begins to melt from the suns heat, and freezes during the evening. After several days you will have a layer of ice beginning to form along the eve which progressively grows up the roof. After this process begins water begins to work up under the shingles and comes into the home. Even with ice & water shield the water always wins. Until recently, all we could tell people to do is shovel your roof. We do shovel hundreds of roofs for our customers with our roof maintenance programs. Homeowner’s demanded more answers, so we began to research some other forms of de-icing systems.Installing Metal Roofing 77

We are now working with a couple of different products, to help with melting ice dams from the eves and overhangs. We have found a new product which is a self-regulating heat cable, channeled into an aluminum panel which is designed for maximum heat transfer. Each panel is powder-coated with a durable finish that will best compliment the colors of your home. There are many panel colors to choose from. When mounted to your roof along the eaves and in valleys, the system is designed to eliminate ice and snow in those areas, keeping your home safer and reducing risk of interior water damage.

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We have noticed that the cost for materials for metal roofing has increased dramatically over the past 5 years. People still say that the cost of the job is too much, but people always say that everything cost too much. Every time I visit a home, and look at interior water damage caused by the buildup of snow and ice. Then we add up the total cost of replacing a ceiling which includes removing all the wet sheet rock, removing and replacing all the wet insulation.Installing Metal Roofing 909

By the time we replace all the sheet rock, and paint the room that was damage. You could have almost bought a new roof on your home, well at least half a roof. I have sold many roofing packages over the years, and have found many different ways to help against ice dams. The best thing you can do is insulate your home, using the proper ventilation pulling air from the eve’s to the ridge which will help prevent the against ice dams.

I still feel that installing a metal roof is the best way to protect your largest investment, from water damage caused by the build-up of snow and ice. Thanks for reading my article and hope to see you reading another one of my articles on home improvement. Also you get a Free Roofing Measurement Guide at this website, and more information about metal roofing products.

David J. Deschaine Owner / Operator 25 years in the roofing business Always helping home owners with answers for thier roofing problems. “Keep Out The Rain – Call Dave Deschaine” http://www.startmyroofingbusiness.com

  1. July 10, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    There are a lot of types of metal roofs available in the market in new colors, shapes and textures which are long lasting and provide safety and durability for your house.

  2. June 15, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Triad Installations has been installing new roofs and repairing roofs in the Triad area for over twenty years. We offer our years of experience and quality products to give you the best roof for your home. We offer many choices in roofing products- everything from shingles to tile roofs. We are proud to be a reliable and dependable roofing company for the Triad area.

    The most popular roofing shingles we install today are the architectural laminated fiberglass roof shingle. They are 25% thicker than the standard roof shingle and bring the rustic beauty of wood shakes to any home.

    Interested in a metal roof? Just ask the experts at Triad Installations and we’ll discuss the benefits of a metal roof. We offer many different roofing choices that will fit your budget and need. Call the experts at Triad Installations for a free roofing estimate and consultation.

  3. December 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Some roof system types, such as slate, clay tile and certain metal (ex. copper) systems, can last longer than 20 years which is the primary reason for using these materials over regular shingles. This is especially true when dealing with variable climates like you mention.

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