When it comes to reliability and durability, metal roofing has definitely proven to be one of the top contenders for home owner’s to choose from when deciding what type of roofing material to use on their home. Some homeowners may not be so thrilled with the idea of having metal panels for a roof. This is understandable, as metal panels are not for everyone. If you are searching for a roofing option that exemplifies the beauty of shingles but has the strength of metal roofing, why not consider investing in metal shingle installation? Our team at Gleason Home Improvements have been working with metal roofs for over twenty years and are confident in our skill to provide you with a beautiful and stable roof. If you would like a free estimate on our metal shingle roof installation in High Point, NC, call us at (336) 823-6156.
What Are Metal Roof Shingles?
Metal Roof Shingles are basically the same as the metal roof panels but separated and cut to look and act like shingles. When it comes to metal roofing materials, metal roof shingle installation is one of the more affordable options. It provides any home with a classic look, without giving up the durability that you would get with aluminum or corrugated roofing panels.
Another great quality about metal shingles is that they are able to come in a variety of different colors, making them versatile. This is often a favorite among homeowners who have older structures. The versatility of metal roof shingles allows them to provide extra protection for their home without losing the older homestyle look. Since metal roof shingles can be dyed and designed to match a bunch of different roofing materials, trying to find the perfect color is no longer a problem.
Metal shingles are lightweight which allows them to be easy and quick to install. This helps lower the cost of labor and the amount of time it will take for the roofers to install your roof. Similar to the other metal roofing types, metal shingle roof installation can easily fit overtop of any preexisting roof. This can give your roof an added layer of reinforcement while also cutting down on the amount of waste after the roof installation is complete.
Metal Shingles are also great for those trying to save money on cutting back on their energy costs. Metal shingles are highly energy efficient. Different types of metal shingles have a varying level of the EnergyStar rating. Because of the higher energy efficiency and its positive effects on the environment, in some areas, you could apply for a government discount. This can help you save money in the long run, and allow you to make up the cost of the investment money you put into your roof.
Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute by Going Green
Another similarity between metal shingles and other metal roofing material is its ability to be recycled, allowing it to be a “green” option for those who are looking to help save the environment. Metal shingles can be made from recycled materials and they can also be recycled at the end of their life. At this point, they can be melted down and the recast to make more shingles. This will help decrease the carbon footprint that is threatening the health of our planet.
How Metal Shingles Are Made
The process by which metal shingles are made is fairly simple. They are created by using a machine called the Stamping Press. A coil of metal is inserted into the press and then it goes through a process of two to three stamps. The first stamp cuts out the profile of the shingle and installs the lock flanges. The second and third step ensures the shingle is properly formed and that the locks are fully functional. The shingles are then prepared for packaging and distribution, all ready to be installed on their new home.
Different Styles Of Metal Shingle Installation
Metal shingles can come in a variety of different styles. Here are a few of them for you to consider when deciding which style is best for your metal shingle roof.
Cedar Shingle Impression is made to imitate cedar shingles. The main difference is, metal cedar shingle impressions last a lot longer than a traditional cedar shingle, as they do not have to worry about suffering from rot. Also, the installation cost is generally the same, the only difference is the cost of the actual shingle. Which, the cedar shingle costs more.
Natural Slate Impression is made to imitate slate shingles. Because of the metal structure, they do give off a very convincing impression of the slate shingle, and their life-spans are similar. The real difference here is that the installation cost for a metal natural slate impression shingle is a lot less than the actual slate shingle.
Flat Tile Impression is another type of metal shingle that is designed to help roofers walk on top of it, making it easier for them during installation and repairs. The flat shingles are basically panels like other traditional metal roofing materials with a stiff rib that makes it look like two separate shingles.
Metal Roof Shingle Installation Process
As mentioned before, the cost of labor is low for a metal shingle installation because the process behind it is fairly simple. At Gleason Home Improvements, we generally start with the eve of the roof installing the bottom row of shingles and working our way up. Once the first row of shingles is locked into place on the drip-edge, we then work in a stair looking pattern instead of just going straight across. This allows us to install the shingles without the threat of accidental scratching or denting one with our tools. This also helps us ensure the security of our crew, which is always one of our highest priorities.
If you are looking for a qualified team of roofers that are grounded in excellence and motivated by service in High Point, NC, then call Gleason Home Improvements at (336) 823-6156 for your free consultation and estimate.