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Advantages and Disadvantages Of Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is a popular option for new roofs, especially due to its reputation for longevity and attractive curb appeal. Metal roofing can last far longer than asphalt shingles, so it is an option that many Toms River roofing customers may wish to consider. However, there are some potential disadvantages to metal roofing which the homeowner should consider as well. A consultation with your professional roofing contractor will help you to learn which roofing material will be the best option for the roof of your home.

Metal roofing provides many advantages, including the ability to withstand nearly any type of weather condition while keeping the home cozy and dry. Rain easily drains quickly from a metal roof, and snow can melt and slide off a roof very efficiently as well. Metal roofing can be obtained in various levels of quality, including roofing with fire resistance and the ability to withstand a hail storm without damage. Metal roofing comes in many different colors and finishes including the look of natural cedar shakes or stone. It is a very attractive roofing options for many homeowners. It can be expensive, but the durability and longevity it provides easily justify the additional cost.

The disadvantages of metal roofing can start with the expense.

Although it is balanced by metal roofing's durability, it can be out of reach for many homeowners. Metal roofing is also typically more difficult - and more expensive - to install. Although metal roofing provides optimum weather protection in most situations, it can be very noisy during a rain storm or hail storm. A layer of soundproofing insulation along the roof may be required, which can add to the cost.

Another disadvantage of metal roofing is that it can trap rising moisture and water vapor which will turn to liquid as the roof cools during the night. This can create damage and eventually cause the decking and trusses to become rotten and weak. Installing an adequate ventilation system is very important with a metal roof.

Although there are some disadvantages to metal roofing, there are many important advantages that should be carefully considered as well. Many of the potential issues can be addressed with professional installation and thoughtfully designed ventilation systems. Taking the time to consult with your professional roofing contractor to determine which type of roofing material is the best choice for your home will help you to make wise decisions for the future of your home.

The roofing contractors at Fortified Roofing of Toms River NJ can answer your questions about new roofs or skylights.
  • Jeffrey C. Bennett

    We are so pleased with the quality of the work from John and Fortified Roofing, the roof looks like new again and so much more cost effective than replacing it. Thanks for being so prompt and professional we will recommend you to anyone needing to get their metal roof restored and put back into good order.

  • Raelene Davis

    John and his team have been prompt, punctual and reliable from quote to finish. Their metal roof workmanship is of top quality and thorough. I would use them again and recommend them without hesitation.

  • Madeleine Elliott

    Great workmanship and attention to detail for our metal roof. Nothing too hard. Happy to work with client and nothing too hard. Would unconditionally recommend Fortified Roofing!

  • John G. Guido

    I had reservations about changing the metal roof of our supermarket as we are a 7 day business, but the team from Fortified Roofing did an outstanding job and over delivered in every way, they were professional, punctual, clean and tidy and made the process easy and stress free. I would highly recommend them to my familys and friends for any roofing project.

  • Sean Aldridge

    Very pleased with the metal roof replacement, service and quality, they came highly recommended and I can see why, very professional, I would recommend Fortified Roofing.

  • Danielle T. Davis

    Just had our metal roof replaced. Excellent team and workmanship. Highly recommend John and Fortified Roofing.

  • Gregory Patton

    We have used the services of Fortified Roofing and would recommend. John (Business owner) is knowledgeable and goes well out of his way to provide quality advice.

  • Richard K. Benner

    Everything went smoothly and metal roof replacement done ahead of expected time frame. Roof looks fantastic. Thanks John and Fortified Roofing!

  • Robert Wilson

    Just had our leaky old metal roof replaced by Fortified Roofing. John came out to quote and was friendly and professional, nothing was left unanswered. Nikki was fantastic to deal with. She communicationed all through the process, keeping us updated at every stage. Definitely recommend Fortified Roofing, from the start to finish they were brilliant. Thank you John, Nikki and the team! Love our new roof.

Term explained by Fortified Roofing, roofing contractors of Toms River NJ:

Decking

Decking is a layer of flat material - typically plywood - that is laid along the surface of the roof. It provides an attachment point for roofing felt, shingles and other materials to be attached to the surface of the roof.

Roofing contractors of Toms River NJ, Fortified Roofing answer a question:

Can high winds damage roofing materials?

Any type of roofing materials can be peeled up by extremely high winds, especially during a severe weather event such as a tornado or hurricane. Metal roofing can be purchased that provides wind resistance, with a heavy-duty attachment system to provide additional structure and support. If you live in an extremely windy location, your professional roofer can recommend roofing materials that will be suitable for your home.

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