New Jersey Metal Roofing Contractor
One of the fastest growing roofing systems is the metal roof. Many Hackettstown and Parsippany homeowners are choosing to install New Jersey metal roofing on their homes because they offer rustic beauty, unmatched durability. They are also a green option because they are made with 100% recycle materials. The steel and Kynar finish is very highly reflective and features very low heat absorption which means you will have between 20 – 40% lower cooling costs in summer.
Metal roofing essentially consists of sheeting using galvanized steel (i.e., metal tiles, or pieces). If you are looking for a New Jersey roofing system that is lightweight, durable, portable, bio gradable, energy efficient, flexible, and element (fire, wind) resistant, metal roofing has it all – look no further. Metal roofs can last up to 50 years and has a 35 year warranty on the color finish. It has to be painted between 35 and 50 years of its life span, and it doesn’t have to be taken off and replaced.
Anchor Roofing & Construction has been installing metal roofs on barns, commercial buildings and homes for many years throughout Hackettstown, Parsippany, and the greater New Jersey area. Our crews are factory trained in order to perform excellent and professional jobs. We are affiliated with many manufacturers such as Atas Roofing Products, Everlast Roofing Products and many more. We also have an on-site Panel Fabrication Machine so panels are custom made on site for every single job.
More Information About Metal Roofing in New Jersey
Pros of Metal Roofs:
- Metal roofs are lightweight, maintenance-free and can survive high winds
- New Jersey metal roofing is fireproof and energy-efficient
- Metal roofs can be applied over old shingles, eliminating the cost of tearing off old shingles
Cons of Metal Roofs:
- Metal roofing has a steep installation cost
- Noise from rain or hail can be amplified with a metal roof
- Metal roofs can dent and become a hazards to walk on as they are slippery when wet
Durability of Metal Roofs in New Jersey
Metal is an extremely durable building material, and therefore a great choice for roofing. They are expected to last more than 30 years and often come with a lifetime warranty.
New Jersey Metal Roofing Maintenance
The vast majority of metal roofing materials are maintenance free. You may want to consider applying a Polyvinylidene Fluoride to protect your roof from extreme weather conditions, chemical corrosion, and UV light. Other than that, your roof should be set for years to come.
Common Asked Questions About Metal Roofing Systems
What are some of the metals that are commonly used for metal roofing and what’s the difference between them?
Both durable and lighter weight, the two most common metal roofing materials are painted aluminum and steel. These can be fashioned to look like tile or slate, which is almost cost prohibitive because it is so rare and difficult to find. Other metal options are copper and stainless steel, but the cost of these materials is often beyond the budget of most homeowners.
Aluminum is gaining in popularity because it doesn’t rust, is easily formed to look like cedar shakes, tiles and slate, and because it deafens the sound of rain hitting the roof. The simulated cedar shakes are the most popular, particularly because they are amazingly difficult to distinguish from real cedar shakes. Aluminum is also available in many standard colors and in several energy efficient paint options. In addition, most aluminum and steel roofs are painted with Kynar, a dense, pure plastic.
Why are metal roofs considered to be more energy efficient than other roofing materials?
Metal minimizes the heat gain from the sun’s radiant heat to keep homes cooler in the summer months. In addition, metal roofs often utilize the dead-air space between the metal and roof deck to increase the overall energy efficiency.
History of Metal Roofs
Surprisingly enough, the first known metal roof was a copper roof built in 970 B.C. on a temple in Jerusalem. Metal roofing peaked in popularity when Robert L. Merwin & Co. began importing metal for buildings in the late 1800s, making the material drop in price.
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