What are metal shingles?

There are many different types of Roofing Park City; probably the most popular is asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are reasonably priced and they available in a host of different colors and designs which will compliment the design of the house. There are also metal shingles that are made to resemble the traditional asphalt shingle or even wood shakes. Metal shingles can be purchases as individual shingles or they are also produced in a large panel which makes installation faster and less expensive. The metal used for the shingles is either steel or aluminum, each having its own benefits.

There are many homes that can benefit from the look of wooden shakes, but they are very expensive to buy and install. Steel and aluminum shingles can be made to duplicate the look of the shake, they can also duplicate the look of slate; it is just a matter of the design and surface finish. The metal surfaces are textured during manufacture and the paint application makes them look even more dimensional.

Metal Roofing Park City has a special material applied as the final step; this material helps to reflect the harsh rays of the sun which helps to keep the roof cooler. A cool roof can equate to a cool interior and the savings in energy to cool the house can be as much as 40%. It is this generous savings in costs that makes the metal roof so attractive to many homeowners.

Metal shingles last longer than most shingles, certainly longer than asphalt and even wood. Metal shingle manufacturers usually offer a 50 year guarantee with their products and even 50 years is a conservation estimate. Asphalt shingles will last less than 20 years.

Because metal is fireproof, wood and asphalt certainly are not, there is peace of mind that the roof is not a fire hazard and most home insurance companies reward the owner of a home with a metal roof by offering a discount on the home insurance premium. Metal roofs withstand hurricane force winds better than asphalt and they weigh less. The metal shingle weighs less than 15% of asphalt, meaning there is considerably less strain on the roof structure, this can prove beneficial in areas where high snow loads are the norm.

For sixty five years Wesley Green Roofing has been providing roofing in Park City. The company does re-roofing projects, roof repair, installation of skylights and solar roofs.

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