Metal roofing in Vancouver is a common roofing choice for commercial properties and is gaining popularity among homeowners as well. Durable and long-lasting, metal roofing can survive for decades, through fire, high winds, and water. Metal roofing is quick to install, meaning that installation is less costly, saving contractors on labor and homeowners on labor costs. While the overall cost is still higher than some other kinds of roofing, it is often well worth the investment when considering how long it lasts. Unlike wooden roofing, metal roofing will not crack or warp when exposed to adverse weather like snow or hail.
Although most metal roofs are constructed of one of two metals (steel or aluminum), modern metal roofs come in more than 100 colors — some standard, some premium and some customized. That’s actually far more variation than is allowed by asphalt shingles, with about 20 standard colors. Depending on the architectural style of your home, you can also opt to choose from either vertical metal panels or interlocking metal shingles.
Longevity is one of the chief reasons to choose a metal roof. It’s common for a metal roof to last 50 years or even longer with proper maintenance, and the typical metal roof lasts between three and seven times longer than an average asphalt shingled roof. Steel roofing can even be coated with an alloy of aluminum and zinc to extend its lifespan up to 100 years.
Metal roofs are far superior to average shingled roofs when it comes to shedding snow and rain. They’re also very resistant to wind; metal roofs can have up to a 140 mile per hour wind rating. That’s nearly double the speed that triggers a hurricane force wind warning.
Metal roofs, unsurprisingly, are very resistant to fire (the final fire rating of a metal roof is generally only decreased based on the underlying materials). Some insurance companies will even give homeowners a discount for installing metal roofing.
Metal roofing materials normally come in larger sections of shingles or in panels several feet wide. That means an experienced contractor can install a metal roof very quickly, minimizing both labor costs and the disruption that living through re-roofing often causes. And if your old roof has been damaged in a storm, getting a new roof on as quickly as possible can be important in minimizing further damage to your house, too.
Armor Roofing has been serving Vancouver, WA and the surrounding area for over 25 years. We strive to approach every project with the utmost professionalism, workmanship, and care for your home. We repair, replace, and install everything from industry-leading shingles, to flat roofing on commercial buildings. Armor Roofing guarantees an unrivaled degree of excellence, experience, and customer communications that you won’t find anywhere else. Armor Roofing is licensed bonded and insured in Washington and Oregon and provide full roofing services Vancouver and the greater Portland Metro area. Call us today to set up a risk-free consultation for all your roofing needs. We offer free estimates and can help you decide what type of roofing services and materials will best suit your needs, today, tomorrow and well into the future! We provide our roofing services in more locations than Vancouver. If you need a roofing contractor in Oregon City, Washougal, Clackamas, Camas, or Lake Oswego give us a call!