Your Recommended Metal Roof Replacement & Repairs throughout Gaithersburg
Many low-slope commercial metal roofs are made from corrugated galvanized steel. Copper, aluminum, stainless steel and tin can also be used. A metal roof is a great investment in long-term safety and protection for your roof.
What’s the Advantage of a Metal Roof?
Metal Roofs Are Eco-Friendly
Unlike traditional asphalt shingles that end up in landfills, metal roofs are made of 100% recyclable materials. Additionally, metal roofs reduce energy costs by as much as 40%. This is because the coating on modern metal roofs has special pigments that reflect, rather than absorb, the sun’s heat. We also specialize in cedar shake and shingle roofing services which is also an eco-friendly roof.
Little to No Maintenance Required
Metal won’t chip, fade, crack or curl as traditional shingles will. It also won’t slide out of alignment like tiles or slate nor will it splinter like wood. Once your metal roof is installed, you will spend almost no time working to maintain it.
Metal Roofs Are Weather-Resistant
Minimal seaming and impermeable panels make a metal roof resistant to rain, hail, snow, ice, sleet, wind, sun – just about anything Mother Nature can throw at it! They can also withstand winds up to 120 mph. That is definitely a benefit, especially in our area.
Metal Roofs Are Fireproof
Metal cannot burn. The fireproof material also protects the underlying support structure from embers, sparks and other combustible debris.
Types of Metal Roofs We Install
Aluminum is the most affordable option because it’s lightweight, which cuts down on labor costs. The small spangles achieve a more cohesive look than some of the other options. It’s reflective quality can make it look very bright, however. If you are looking for an all-around durable metal material, aluminum is a great option.
Copper roofing is the most expensive type of metal roof material, but its strength makes it a strong contender. Your copper roof can last up to 200 years! The unique look has been a favorite throughout the last century and for good reason – its high thermal conductivity will keep your energy costs low.
Corrugated Metal Roofing
Corrugated metal is galvanized steel that is rolled into a pattern. The two most popular styles of corrugated metal are U-panel and R-panel. Corrugated metal is prefabricated (which saves on cost), lightweight, corrosion-resistant, durable, and easily transported. You can expect this type of metal roofing to last up to 60 years.
Standing-Seam Metal Roofing
Standing seam metal roofing is unique because it has concealed fasteners and interlocking panels to provide supreme waterproof protection. The architectural look creates interest for the eye. Standing-seam metal roofs are an easy way to amp up your home’s style. And, like all metal roofs, they are durable and budget friendly.
Steel roofing is manufactured in giant rolls. Next, it’s coated with either zinc or a zinc-aluminum mixture to protect it from oxidation. It comes in a variety of thicknesses to suit your roof’s individual needs. The great thing about it is that it’s like a chameleon. You can make it look like many other roofing types
Metal Roof FAQs
What’s the cost of a metal roof in Gaithersburg?
Are metal roofs popular in Gaithersburg?
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Are there any disadvantages to metal roofs?
Since metal roofs last such a long time, in the event that you do need to repair a small part of it, it might be hard to match the material. The color and shine will fade over time which can cause a mismatched appearance.
We recognize that selecting your type of metal roof is a big decision. It can also be overwhelming. As a customer-focused contractor, BRAX Roofing in Gaithersburg will guide you through the selection process. Call us to learn more.