A temple built in 970 BC featured a copper roof, one of the first known existences of metal roofing. Hundreds of years later, the use of metal on roofs was popular in the tropics as they provided better resistance during hurricane-force winds, were fire resistant and withstood earthquakes. In 1892, Robert Merwin found a way to manufacture metal for roofing more efficiently and with less cost, so that by the 20th century, metal on roofs was very common. TEMA Roofing carries forward a long tradition of installing, repairing and replacing metal roofs, providing home and business owners with a unique roofing style that has been passed down for centuries.
Why Metal Roofs
Metal does not retain as much heat as other types of roofing materials which can help your attic stay cooler, reducing energy costs. Metal is available in a wide range of colors which allows you to create a look that is unique. Metal is also resistant to cracking, shrinking or eroding. If you are searching for a roof that is different from your neighbors, metal may be the perfect answer. It is also available in either metal roof shingles or panels.
Advantages of a Metal Roof
Metal roofing lasts much longer than traditional asphalt roofing. Asphalt shingles have a life expectancy of between 12 and 20 years while metal roof shingles or panels can last between 40 and 70 years. Metal can withstand wind gusts of up to 140 miles per hour and are impact resistant. They are fire resistant and energy efficient. Because they are made of recyclable materials, metal is environmentally friendly.
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Myths about Metal Roofs
Despite concerns that metal roof panels or shingles are noisy when it rains, the fact is that roofs usually have a wooden underlay with metal placed over it. Studies have found that the noise level in homes with a metal roof is about the same as roofs covered in other types of roofing material. Metal on your roof will not increase the likelihood that your home will be struck by lightning. Although metal conducts electricity, lightning is more likely to hit the highest point in an area, normally trees, antennas or utility poles. Roofing material made of metal is also coated so it will not rust. Most metal used in roofing is designed to withstand extreme weather, including wind, hail, and snow.
Not All Metal Roofing Contractors Are Created Equal
It is important to understand that not all metal roofing is the same. Therefore, you want metal roofing contractors who can help you choose the right roof for your needs. TEMA Roofers has been installing metal roof panels and shingles for decades and can help guide you through the entire process. You don’t want just any roofing company to install a metal roof as there are factors that must be considered, certain processes that must be followed and a level of expertise that not all general roofing contractors have. TEMA Roofers has trained technicians who specialize in metal for roofing so you know that your roof will be installed properly.
If you are considering metal for your roof, contact TEMA Roofing today to learn why we are premiere metal roofing contractors. Our expert customer service staff can arrange for a consultation with a highly-qualified technician. Simply give them a call or complete the easy online form to learn more.