Metal Shingle Roofing — A Roof To Last A Lifetime
Here at Gutterman of TN, we’re always working to provide our customers throughout Middle Tennessee with the products and services needed to keep their homes dry and beautiful, season after season — and that means gutters, yes, but it also means quality roofing.
That’s why we’re happy to offer our customers the very best in metal shingle roofing — a strong, attractive, long-lasting option that will keep your home beautiful and leak free for decades. If you’ve been considering metal shingle roofing but you aren’t sure if it’s right for you, here’s some information that may help with your decision.
The Benefits Of Metal Shingle Roofing
First things first, not all metal is created equal. Because we’re committed to providing our customers with long-lasting, maintenance-free gutter and roofing options, we only sell and install EDCO steel roofing, the most durable metal roofing in the industry.
Other metals, like galvanized steel, are prone to moisture corrosion. While TN residents don’t have to worry about salt-spray (which can speed up the corrosion process), we do get our fair share of moisture from strong storms and heavy rains. Why invest in a roof that won’t last? With our EDCO steel roofing, you’ll enjoy so many benefits, year after year.
These metal shingle roofs are:
- mildew and mold resistant
- light reflective
- crack, chip, warp, split, leak, and peel resistant
- dent and damage resistant (even when it comes to hail and large limbs)
- termite/rodent resistant
- better at shedding ice and snow (which protects your roof against leaks)
- long-lasting & environmentally friendly
- able to be installed during the winter
- easier and faster to install
- FEMA recommended for natural disaster-prone areas
- low/no maintenance
- energy efficient
Let’s talk a bit more about some of the biggest benefits…
Energy Efficient & UV Reflective
Metal shingle roofing is actually UV reflective, which means, unlike other roofing materials, it won’t absorb the heat from the sun, so you won’t have to worry about roof/attic damage, uncomfortably hot indoor temperatures, or running your AC all day, every day. In fact, metal shingle roofing can save you up to 40% on utilities in the hotter summer months. And unlike other roofs, the energy efficiency of a metal shingle roof won’t decrease or suffer over time.
Damage Resistant & Ready For The Worst Weather Middle TN Has To Offer
These roofs are also mildew and mold resistant, crack, chip, and peel resistant, leak resistant, rodent and termite resistant, and able to withstand wind speeds up to 160 mph, which is important in storm-prone Middle TN.
Green & Recyclable
Another reason you can feel good about investing in a metal shingle roof is that these roofing systems are the greenest option out there, requiring very little resources to make. They’re also petroleum by-product free, and recyclable. Unlike asphalt shingles, metal shingles will never end up in a landfill.
Available In A Variety Of Styles, Colors & Finishes
Worried about looks? Don’t be. EDCO metal shingles are available in a variety of styles (including shake and slate), colors, and finishes. The truth is, a steel roof doesn’t have to mean an industrial, cold looking home or business. Today’s steel shingle roofing is just as versatile and as beautiful as any other roofing material — if not more! In fact, with EDCO metal shingle roofing systems, you have nearly 50 different color, finish, and style combinations to choose from. Now, that’s something to get excited about.
Faster & Less Labor Intensive Installation
While you can expect to pay more for metal shingles than you would for asphalt shingles or another roofing material, you can usually expect to pay less for installation, especially if we’re able to install directly over your existing shingles.
Appealing To Homebuyers
Thinking of possibly selling your home in the future? With a metal shingle roof, your home will definitely appeal to potential homebuyers. They won’t have to worry about roof leaks or the cost of replacing a roof a few years after purchase. Plus, they’ll enjoy all the energy savings that a UV reflective metal roof brings. Talk about curb appeal!
Myth-busting Metal Roofs
Q: Will a metal shingle roof increase the chance of lightning strike?
A: No. Metal roofs don’t increase your chance of a lightning strike, but even if lightning were to strike your home, the charge would be dispersed over a larger area. And unlike a lightning rod, a metal roof will intercept all lightning coming at your house — not just lightning in a specific area. Another thing to remember is that metal roofs are non-combustible, so you don’t have to worry about a roof fire erupting should lightning hit your home.
Q: Will a metal shingle roof be loud when it rains?
A: No. If your metal shingle roof is installed properly over proper sheathing, the rain won’t be any noisier on the roof than it would be on an asphalt roof.
Installation — What You Need To Know
Roofing material plays an important role in determining the longevity of your roof, but installation plays an equally important role. So if you’re investing in a new roof, make sure you invest in an installation crew that will do the job right and protects your investment.
One thing Scott the Gutterman is passionate about is doing the job right the first time, which is why we’ve been educated on the proper tools, techniques, and equipment needed to install these metal roofing systems. We’re experienced, knowledgeable, and trained to install your metal shingle roof quickly and professionally.
Because metal roofing is lightweight, we may even be able to install directly over your existing shingles, saving you time and cost on installation and shingle removal, and adding one less pile to the local landfill. When evaluating your home prior to installation, we’ll take a look at how many layers of shingles are already on the roof and let you know what we recommend.
Gutterman Of TN – Bringing You The Best Metal Roofing, The Best Installation & The Best Service In Middle TN
Let’s face it: replacing a roof is never cheap, no matter what material you choose. But with other roofing materials, like asphalt roofing, for example, you’ll need to set aside money for a new roof about every 15-20 years. When you choose an EDCO metal shingle roof, you’ll pay more than you would for an asphalt shingle roof up front, but you’ll save money in the long run.
These roofing systems are backed by a lifetime warranty, a warranty that covers hail damage and fading. That means you’ll never have to invest in another roof for your home. Now, that’s good news for your wallet, your home, and the environment.
If you’d like to learn more about the metal roofing systems we sell and install or you’d like to get an idea of what it would cost to have a metal shingle roof installed on your home, give the Gutterman of TN a call at 615-678-7454. We’d be happy to help.
Don’t forget to reach out to your insurance company to ask about discounts. Many will discount your homeowner insurance when you invest in a metal roof that meets their standards.