Top-Rated Kansas City Metal Roof Installation Company
Metal roofs have distinct advantages over other roofing materials. They are durable, lightweight, easy to install, and fireproof. With a wide variety of colors and styles to choose from, we can achieve virtually any look you want for your home or commercial building.
Many low-slope commercial metal roofs are made from corrugated galvanized steel. Copper, aluminum, stainless steel, and tin can also be used. Though the initial investment is much higher than other commercial roof solutions, their durability makes up for it in the long run.
Royal Roofing & Solar in Kansas City has the knowledge and experience with all different types of metal roofing: aluminum, copper, steel, corrugated metal, and standing seam. We would love to help you go over the pros and cons of each and see which one will best fit your needs. While a metal roof may be more of an investment at first, you will soon see that the benefits make it a worthy investment.
Types of Metal Roofs We Install
Aluminum roofing is the durable value option among metal roofs. What it lacks in style it makes up for in fire, wind, and impact resistance. Aluminum is lightweight and durable, with most shingles having seven layers of paint and primer. Add on to that their environmentally friendly material and structure, and it is easy to recycle them when the time comes to replace them. It is easy to see why aluminum is an excellent material for metal roofs.
Regardless of how long you have had one, the beauty of a copper roof is unparalleled. Whether it’s brand new and shiny or sporting the distinctive green that aged copper, copper roofing on its own can raise the value of your property substantially and will last for life.
In addition to its beauty, copper is strong and resilient, capable of withstanding fire, hail, and rot with ease. And with high thermal conductivity, it’s even capable of helping to drive down your energy costs year-round.
Corrugated Metal Roofing
Corrugated metal is galvanized steel that is rolled into a pattern. The two most popular styles of corrugated metal are U-panel and R-panel. Although patterns can vary, corrugated metal is stacked like tile. The corrugation runs perpendicular to the grooves in the steel. This process enhances the strength inherent in galvanized steel.
Corrugated metal is a cost-effective choice since it’s prefabricated. It is lightweight, corrosion-resistant, durable, and easily transported. Corrugated metal directs water off of your roof making it an excellent solution for your building.
In many regards, steel is among the finest materials possible for your roof. Energy-efficient, recyclable, lightweight, durable, fire-resistant, and easy to install, its benefits are nearly too many to count! The fact that it is also highly customizable, allowing you to make it look like many other roofing types, only shows its versatility against its affordability.
Steel roofing lasts considerably longer than aluminum, zinc, or copper, upwards of 40 to 60 years with proper care against oxidation. That said, beware of the possibility of corrosion should you live near the coast or anywhere with extra moisture.
Standing-Seam Metal Roofing
Standing seam metal roofing comes in a variety of seam types: snap-lock, mechanical lock, and batten panel. Each one interlocks differently and they provide different protection. Depending on your climate, you can choose a specific seam type to protect your building.
Because of the interlocking panels, the seams stand up higher than the roof itself. The standing seam is an aesthetic feature that makes standing seam metal roofs appealing and also protects the fasteners. Standing-seam metal roofs offer a wide range of colors, lengths, widths, thicknesses, and seam types. Of course, they are durable and cost-effective.
What’s the Advantage of a Metal Roof?
Metal Roofs Are Energy Efficient
While conventional shingles absorb much of the sun’s heat, metal roofing reflects much of the sun’s heat and energy. The coating used on modern metal roof panels incorporates special pigments that reflect the sun’s energy and release heat that is absorbed throughout the day. This can reduce cooling energy costs by as much as 20%.
Metal Roofs Are Not Noisy
If you have ever been in a metal-clad pole barn, garage, or even a picnic shelter in the rain, you will remember that loud pinging noise as the rain hits the metal roof. On a residential home, layers of building materials like the roof deck, insulation, and drywall between the metal roof and the living area reduce the sound of rain. As a result of this, rain noise from a metal roof is often comparable to that of conventional shingles.
Metal Roofs Are Hail-Resistant
Studies conducted by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) have found that one benefit of metal roofing is that it is far less likely to be punctured by hail than conventional asphalt shingles.
Metal Roof FAQs
What’s the cost of a metal roof in Kansas City?
The average cost of a metal roof will depend on the size and slope of your roof and the type of metal you choose to install. Our roofing specialists will be happy to go over the different options with you and find the right match for your home.
What are the most popular types of metal roofs in Kansas City?
While aluminum is growing in popularity across the country, our team of experts will help you to review all the potential options and choose the best metal for your roof. Call today to set up a free consultation.
Are there any disadvantages to metal roofs?
With metal roofs, there are a few things to consider. Metal roofs have a high upfront cost, but you will likely recoup your investment long-term because you won’t be replacing your roof as frequently. Color matching can also be difficult in the long term, but your roofer can help you find a close match.