6 Key Components of a Quality Metal Roof
June 18, 2019
If you’re shopping for a metal roof, we have put together a list of six things to look for in any potential metal roofing product. Not all metal roofs offer these features, but we think you will agree that all six are very important. And, you will find these qualities with every installation of quality metal roofing from Aluminum Shake Roofing.
1. Quality and tested finishes
Available in many colors and even multi-hued shades, these coatings offer the best combination of durability and fade resistance. Additionally, many people choose metal roofs to avoid the streaking and staining that attacks granulated-surface shingles. PVDF, resin-based finishes offer the best resistance to streaking and staining.
Although you may not often think about it, a lot of debris ends up on your roof. As things like tree leaves, debris, seed pods and more travel down your roof, they end up in any valleys your roof may have. Many metal roofs have “closed” valley systems with hidden waterways to channel water off of the roof. These hidden waterways, however, will clog up with debris and then the water path is blocked causing leaks. “Self-Cleaning” valleys carry the water and debris on top of the roof and can’t clog.
3. Premium Certified Products
The Metal Construction Association has developed a Quality Certification Program which recognizes products and manufacturers that meet high levels of standards in terms of raw materials and processes. We strongly encourage products that are part of this program, and of course, our Classic Metal roofing Products are certified.
4. Special Flashings
Many roofs have areas which require special care. With metal roofing, you can’t just depend upon sealants in those areas is often done with temporary roofing materials. If your roof has dead valleys, skylights, chimneys, flared gables, or other unusual things, make sure that you understand exactly how your contractor will handle these.
5. Great Warranties
Make sure you know precisely what warranties you will be receiving, and who they are from. You should receive warranties covering the installation workmanship, the product, and also the integrity of the raw materials that go into the product. You can review our outstanding product and workmanship warranties here.
6. Proper Ventilation
We find that most homes can benefit from increasing attic or roof ventilation. Proper ventilation will keep your home cooler in the summer, and also helps ensure your insulation is dry and performing well. It can also help avoid rot and mold In your home. Re-roofing is the perfect time to address your home’s ventilation. With a site visit, we will be able to review this with you as well. Learn why we start every potential roofing project with a roof inspection.
Finding the Right Metal Roof
We can help you find the right metal roof for your Oahu home. Feel free to send your questions or give us a call. We have Hawaii’s finest when it comes to people who know and understand metal roofing.