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Metal Roof Installation Professionals in Minneapolis

metal roofs in minnesotaMetal roofs are roofing systems composed of sets of metal panels. Most metal roofs are composed of steel and aluminum which are relatively affordable, long-lasting and retain paint finishes efficiently. They can also be made of copper and other alloys but these two are not preferred as they are quite expensive to acquire.

Metal roofs only function appropriately if they are installed accurately, and Prominent Construction can do exactly that for your Minneapolis home.

The Benefits

1. Durability

If you are thinking of replacing your roof or you are building a home and wondering which type of roofing system to go for, think metal roofs. As a homeowner, if you desire a Minneapolis roofing system that will surpass the test of time, metal roofs can survive for a period of up to 40 years if done right. This is opposed to other conventional roofs such as the traditional asphalt roofing which only last for 20 years and shingled roofs even shorter than that. In addition, they are unaffected by fire, strong winds and corrosion. You also do not have to incur constant maintenance costs for your roof either.

2. A wide array of options to choose from

Metal roofs range from zinc, aluminum, galvanized steel, tin to copper giving an individual many options to pick from. This enables individuals to pick an option that they feel will be a perfect match for their homes. In addition to that, an individual is able to choose a metal roofing system that is in line with his/her budget.

3. Provide safety and energy benefits

When it comes to roofing systems that save on energy, metal roofs are the best. This is because they have the capacity to reflect solar heat and significantly minimize cooling expenses. They also ensure that a home is very comfortable irrespective of the prevailing weather conditions. In the event of occurrence of lightening, a homeowner need not to worry because the metal roofs are lightening resistant.

4. Environmental friendly

Studies conducted by National Association of Home-builders Research Center in U.S.A prove that billions of asphalt shingles pollute the environment from time to time. On the other hand, metal roofs are largely recycled making them environmental friendly. For instance, the steel in metal roofs is recycled to about 56% right from the moment it is produced, installed and recycled. What is even more appealing is that metal roofs can be installed on a roof without necessarily having to remove the already existing roof.

5. Save money in the long run

As much as metal roofs are expensive to acquire and demand a skilled contractor to install, they are very economical in the long run. As already mentioned, once installed, they do not have to be replaced. Most importantly, a homeowner is guaranteed of a 50 year warranty when they install metal roofs. For those who are homeowners in Texas and have invested in metal roofs it is even more economical since some insurance firms offer discounts as high as 35%. When it comes to asphalt roofing, they are very cheap to acquire but you will need to replace them from time to time. This means that you will end up incurring more costs in the long run with asphalt roofing in contrast to metal roofs.

When is a metal roof recommended?

metal-roofing-shinglesMetal roofs are becoming increasingly popular on schools, churches, shopping malls and other commercial buildings. Metal roofs are also suitable for homes or buildings that have that have a flat or steep roof-line. Further, metal roofs are highly recommended for commercial buildings due to their durability and longevity. According to a study conducted by Metal Construction Association in America, metal roofing is durable for about 60 years which is also the life span of a commercial building. This means that when this type of roofing system is used, one does not need to worry about a replacement for some time.

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