5 Myths About Metal Roofing You Should Know

Posted on February 15th, 2017 by Applied Roofing Services

Myths About Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is considered one of the best roofing options compared to other conventional roofing options. The technology of metal roofing is quite old, but it has become popular recently. Despite the utility and convenience of metal roofing, there are various misconceptions about it. Before you consider re-roofing your home, it is important to clear these myths about metal roofing.

Here are some myths about metal roofing you should know:

Myth 1 – Metal Roofs Are Expensive

Fact – Initially, it is more expensive than conventional roofing, but once you install a metal roof, you do not need to spend anything maintenance compared to the amount of money that’s required to maintain conventional roofs. Furthermore, the life-span of a metal roof is 40-60 years and conventional roofs last for only 12-20 years. You will have to install conventional roofs at least thrice within a span of 40-60 years.

Myth 2 – Metal Roofs Are Too Noisy

Fact – It might surprise everyone that metal roofs are quieter than conventional roofs. Metal roofs are actually not at all loud. There is a solid sheathing attached to their underlayment which can silence the noise created by rain, falling branches, or other weather conditions.

Myth 3 – Metal Roofs Have Poor Appearance

Fact – Contrary to what other people think, metal roofs come in highly attractive styles which can be appealing to those who are fussy about the appearance of their house.

Myth 4 – Metal Roofs Perform Poorly During Bad Weather Conditions

Fact – Metal roofs are the best as they are much stronger than other roofing materials. They protect your home from catching fire as they are anti-combustible and have the highest rating out of any roofing material in the industry. They have a wind rating of 140 mph, so they can also protect your house from hurricanes. In extremely hot areas, they reflect heat off the house instead of absorbing it, keeping things cool.

Myth 5 – Metal Roofs Are Too Heavy

Fact– It’s quite the opposite actually. Metal sheets used for roofing are very light in weight. When installed, they weigh less than any conventional roof.

It’s time to debunk the myths and make informed decisions about whether metal roofing is right for your home or not.

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Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


Metal Roofing: A Cost Effective and Energy Efficient Option

Posted on August 22nd, 2016 by Applied Roofing Services

Whether you are installing a new roof or replacing your existing roof, metal roofing is one of the best options for you. It beats out traditional roofing systems because of its durability, longevity, energy-efficiency and low maintenance. Let’s take a look at this infographic to learn more about the benefits of metal roofing and why it is the most popular roofing option.

Metal Roofing

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


What You Ought to Know About the Types of Steel Roofing

Posted on November 11th, 2015 by Applied Roofing Services

Steel roofing is much more durable than conventional types of roofing materials. While it cost more to install, it can last several years longer than regular asphalt shingles. This actually makes it more of an investment than an expense. It can also dramatically increase the overall value of your home.

Affordable Steel Roofing

Here are the two types of steel roofing:

Concealed Fastener Steel Roofing
Of the two main types of steel roofing, concealed fastener is the most expensive. The bolts and fasteners are neatly hidden within the folds of the panels that neatly interlock with one another. Nothing is visible from the ground except for the sheeting.

Because the bolts are hidden, there is less need for additional sealant to be applied as the roof ages. Less upkeep is required as well. Concealed fastener roofing is much more pleasing to the eye and will often lead to a higher resale price for your home.

Exposed Fastener Steel Roofing
Exposed fastener steel roofing is one of the most affordable roofing options. Steel roofing that leaves the fasteners and bolts exposed is less expensive, but requires more upkeep and general maintenance. Bolts and fasteners fill holes. This means that sealant must be applied regularly to prevent water from leaking into the home through the small openings.

Exposed fasteners are also at a much higher risk of damage from debris or limbs that may fall from trees. Over time, this can cause them to loosen or break off depending on how well the roof is cared for. Because the bolts and fasteners are in plain view, it will be somewhat easier to notice if they have been damaged. Prompt repairs are extremely important to maintain the integrity of the roof.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


Metal Roofing: How to Choose the Right Color

Posted on August 27th, 2015 by Applied Roofing Services

Metal roofing offers a variety of benefits. One of the most popular benefits is the ability to choose a specific color for the roof. When quality paint is used, almost any color can be added and applied to the roof to create a unique look to any building. Applied Roofing Services specialists can help you choose the right color for your home or business by:

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About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.