When you’re having your roofing system replaced, you have a wide range of options to consider when it comes to materials. After all, you can choose between asphalt, concrete tile and metal for your roof replacement project. When it comes to metal roofing, however, homeowners may be surprised to learn that a metal roof can be a bit more costly to install compared to any other roofing material. But why exactly is that the case?
In this post, residential and commercial roofing contractors Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation discuss the factors that determine the cost of a metal roofing system.
The common metals used in metal roofing are steel and aluminum. However, if you want to use less common but stronger metals, then copper and zinc are your best bet. Depending on which material you choose, the overall cost of your metal roofing project may vary as some of these metals can be more difficult to install compared to others and may even require various kinds of treatments upon installation.
Residential and commercial roofing contractors will tell you that you have two styles of metal roofing to consider: vertical seam and modular panel. Vertical seam metal roofs are the “agricultural” panels and have fasteners that are driven through clips, allowing full movement of the metal panels for thermal expansion and contraction. Modular panels, meanwhile, are available in a variety of looks and have concealed fasteners and interlocks on all sides. As expected, the price of your roof will vary depending on the style that you choose.
Fasteners and Interlocks
When you’re installing metal roofs, screw heads or concealed fasteners will be used to ensure that your roof is properly attached to your building. If you opt for concealed fasteners, your contractors will have you use more metal per square foot, affecting your roof installation’s overall cost. On the upside, however, opting for concealed fasteners instead of the exposed ones results in lower maintenance costs as they give a roof greater strength, wind resistance and durability over time.
Thinking about installing a metal roof in your home? Look no further than Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation. When it comes to residential and commercial roofing services, we are the number one professionals to approach and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (865) 216-3274 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Knoxville, Lebanon and other nearby areas in TN.