Metal Roofing Elmhurst IL
Metal Roofing has become a very popular choice in roofing materials in today’s world. Metal roofs are a premium choice of materials and initially cost more than as asphalt shingle roofing system. However, an asphalt shingle roof will normally require two to three replacements throughout its lifetime. Metal roofs do not need replacement and if installed properly, can last many decades. More and more people are choosing metal for its durability and style. It can come in multiple colors, in several types of metal. Metal roofs can even be shaped and customized to the exact specifications of the buyer and can be painted in any color to enhance the look of your building. Not to mention, metal roofs are one of the most durable roofs available.
One of the most common types of metal roofing is made from aluminum, due to the lightweight and easy-to-install features. While aluminum is quite durable in most conditions, it may not stand up to severe weather such as hurricanes. Aluminum metal roofing is also among the most affordable materials. Galvanized iron is another popular choice in metal. It is also fairly lightweight much like aluminum and stands up well to fire and resists corrosion. It is very affordable, making it a smart choice for a simple, yet durable metal roof.
Copper is also available in metal roofing systems. It’s one of the oldest metals around, having been used for many centuries. More modern choices have pushed copper aside in favor of other metals, due mostly to the fact that copper isn’t as lightweight as other materials. There are still many older and historic buildings and churches that have copper roofs and they still look beautiful today. With proper maintenance, copper can last more than 30 years.
Steel is like copper in that it’s a heavy material. It’s one of the best choices for industrial roofing such as plants or other heavily used buildings. The heavy weight of steel makes it in impractical choice for home roofing needs, therefore is not seen often in residential settings. Steel is also expensive due to its durability. Stainless steel in particular is quite costly.
Roofing materials made from metal can be purchased in sheets that are flat or corrugated. They can come as shingles or slate. Metal can also come pre-painted and coated, depending on the need. Metal roofing is a very pleasing to the eye and if maintained properly can last a very long time.
Residential Metal Roofing Experts
Our team has years of experience installing metal roofs. If they are not installed properly, they can turn into a real disaster. That's why it pays to have the right team install your metal roof. There are several types of standing seam roofs. There are double-lock, snap-loc and exposed fasteners. In our opinion the double lock standing seam metal roof is the best compared to the other types. A double lock standing seam metal roof has concealed fasteners, and individual panels are mechanically seamed together. The concealed fasteners provide maintenance free roofs while the mechanical seams insurance that the roof is water tight.
The metal that is used to manufacture these types of roofs comes in three different gauges. There are 24, 26, and 29. 24 is the thickest gauge. We only use 24 gauge materials unless otherwise specified.
We offer several types of metal for our standing seam roofing systems:
- Kynar500 Painted Metal
- Paint Grip
We also offer metal colors by: