Commercial Metal Roofing
Providing Metal Roofing Installation, Repair & Replacement for Over 85 Years
Beautiful and enduring, metal roofing is highly valued as one of the top renovation-friendly building materials and it can last a lifetime. Non-metal roofing begins to deteriorate as soon as it is installed and exposed to normal weather such as UV rays, high wind, and severe temperature changes. The average non-metal roof lasts only 15 to 20 years; whereas a metal roof can last 2-3 times that. In many cases, it will be the last roof you ever install on your home or commercial building.
Our metal roofing process always begins with an interview with one of our experts, because we want to get a complete understanding of your roofing needs so that we can offer solutions that meet both your budget and requirements.
For over 85 years, Homestead Roofing Company has specialized in metal roofing for residential and commercial buildings. We are a fully licensed and insured roofing company that offers competitive rates, the highest quality materials and good old-fashioned customer service coupled with expert, experienced roofers. We are located in Ridgewood, NJ but service residents in Bergen, Passaic, and Morris Counties.
Benefits of Metal Roofing:
There is a reason metal roofing is one of the fastest growing parts of the roofing industry. Here are a few benefits of metal roofing systems:
- Valuable investment – can increase the resale value of your home or building
- Long-lasting – in some areas it can last more than 75 years
- A wide assortment of colors and finishes
- Energy efficient – can save up to 40% on your annual energy bills
- Superior strength and durability
- Wind resistant up to 140 mph
- Long warranties – 30-50 year manufacturer warranty
While a premium metal roof can cost more initially than other roofing types it is a good investment in the long run primarily due to the durability, superior strength, long warranties, and energy efficiency.
Over the last 20 years, new types of metal roofing materials have hit the market that is a far cry from the corrugated “tin” barn roofs that leap to mind when thinking of metal roofing. They are high-tech metal roofs that are durable, fire-resistant, lightweight and look great on residential homes. In fact, metal roofs can now look like common roofing types such as:
- Asphalt Shingle
- Clay Tile
- Cedar Shake
Now you can get a new roof that can match your house, neighborhood or commercial building with a roof that is lightweight, low maintenance, long-lasting, energy efficient, eco-friendly, and can withstand severe weather conditions.
How much does a new metal roof cost? Is it more costly than other types of roofing?
Before we could provide you with an estimate on the cost of a new metal roof installation for your home or building we need to know the style of metal roof you’d like and the pitch of your homes roof. The shape and pitch of your roof will greatly influence the estimated installation cost.
Because of the premium quality of the materials, metal roofing systems can cost roughly 2-3 times what an asphalt shingle roof costs. The cost is comparable to tile or cedar shake roofing. However, keep in mind when examining the financial cost of this roof compared to other roofs that metal roofing comes with a 30-50 year warranty, adds resale value to your home or commercial building, reduces your energy bills, and can last a lifetime. While the initial cost may be higher than other roofing types, the long-term value averages out the cost.
How long does a metal roof last?
Most metal roofs last 40-60 years or more. This is 2-3 times longer than other roofing types such as asphalt shingle which only lasts 12-20 years. Whereas roofs like asphalt shingle begin to deteriorate immediately after installation as they are exposed to normal weather conditions, metal roofing does not deteriorate due to weather conditions.
What are the pros and cons of metal roofing?
- Long-lasting (approximately 40-60 years or more)
- Some types can be applied over your existing roof (no tear-off or additional support needed)
- Weather resistant – seals out water; survives high winds; easily sheds snow
- Fire resistant
- Quick and easy to install
- Energy efficient
- Maximum shedding of rain and snow
- Initial cost (initially more costly than other types of roofing but long durability and low maintenance evens out the cost in the long run)
- Noise (can be noisier than slate or tile but adding structural barriers can minimize noise)
- Modifications (if installed in large panels small repairs are more difficult to replace if damaged than individual shingles and can be hard to match colors after 10 or 20 years)
- Denting (some types are more prone to denting but others are guaranteed to not dent)
Does metal roofing last through extreme weather?
One of the major benefits of metal roofing, particularly in the Northeast where the weather can be brutal, is that it can stand decades of abuse from extreme weather such as high winds, heavy snow, hail storms and even wildfires. In fact, metal roofing can withstand wind gusts up to 140mph. In locations with heavy snow, like northern NJ some years, metal roofing systems have been the choice of homeowners and commercial building owners for years as it can shed snow fast, protect the structural integrity of the home or building, and eliminate ice damming at the eves so water can’t back up and collect under the roof and leak into your home or building.
Is metal roofing noisier than other types of roofing?
When installed properly with solid sheathing, the noise from rain, hail and bad weather will be just as quiet as with other roofing types if not better.
How does metal roofing compare to asphalt shingle roofing?
One of the biggest differences between metal roofing and asphalt shingle roofing is the longevity and durability of metal roofing compared to asphalt shingle roofing. Metal roofs can last over 75 years whereas asphalt shingle roofing only lasts 12-20 years. One of the major reasons for this significant difference in lifespan results from the fact that asphalt shingle roofing begins to deteriorate as soon as it is exposed to normal weather conditions; metal roofing does not deteriorate. Shingle roofs are far more susceptible to severe weather than metal roofing.
However, in the short run, asphalt shingle roofing is kinder on your wallet than metal roofing. Many people choose asphalt shingle roofing simply due to the initial lower cost. Both types of roofing offer a variety of looks and can be easy to install. Metal roofing is also energy efficient and it is 100% recyclable whereas asphalt shingle roofing, which needs to be replaced more frequently, contributes to the estimated 20 billion waste to U.S. landfills.
If you are looking for an economically friendly and easy to repair roofing option then asphalt shingle may be right for you. But if you are looking for a long-lasting, energy efficient, eco-friendly, weather withstanding, aesthetically pleasing roof, and don’t mind a higher initial cost, then metal roofing is the way to go!