Metal Roof Types, Colors, Costs, and Installation
Wisconsin Metal Roofs offers only the best value metal roofing products. We believe the combination of the quality of our products combined with the lowest installed cost gives homeowners their best value. When considering the cost of your project, we recommend you look at several factors: The gauge or thickness of the product, the manufacturing process to create weather resistance,installation techniques and skill of your contractor and of course the cost of your metal roof.
Metal Roof Quality
We use a state-of-the-art manufacturing process in manufacturing our metal roofs for Wisconsin’s harsh environment. Living in the upper Midwest can mean frigid winters stretches, hot summer days, and thunderstorms with high winds and hail. Our roofs are designed to withstand all of those conditions.
Wisconsin Metal Roofs uses thick, 24 gauge, Kyner-coated steel. Most metal roofing panels are manufactured with a thickness or gauge from 22 (thicker) to 29 (thinner). However, gauge can actually vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. For example, a 26-gauge metal panel can vary from 0.0179 and 0.0217 inches and still be considered 26 gauge. Thicker panels may be a little more expensive, but require less infrastructure for support and can save a homeowner money in installation and support material costs. We use a true 24-gauge powder coated sheet for all our types of panels.
Metal Roof Manufacturing Process
Our patented powder coating process means all the metal roof products we offer have electro-chemical bonds that hold up under the ever-changing weather conditions Midwesterners know so well. So not only do they look great today, they never stop looking great.the powder coating keeps original color without fading for decades. Additionally, even thunderstorms will not affect color or expose our metal roofing panels to color or material defect. The advantages of the manufacturing process means that we can offer homeowners true lifetime warranties and peace of mind that home will look great and hold up past your grandkids retirement date.
Metal Roof Installation
Choosing proper installation is critical to your roof’s performance over time. We only use manufacturer recommended infrastructure for support and proper decking, followed by superior underlayment and then permanent metal roofing panels professionally custom cut to your specific project. That way your roof is factory designed for your specific home, not an off-the-shelf, one-size-fits-all, hope-it-fits product like most other types of materials. We recommend you discuss at length with a pro consultant the installation process and how that applies to your home.
Following the choice of the right panel, the right material, the right infrastructure, the right design and installation will ensure that you get the right metal roof for your home at the lowest total cost of ownership. Talk to your Wisconsin Metal Roofs consultant contractor about your project for the lowest cost estimate.
Types of Metal Roofs
Wisconsin Metal Roofs offers a variety of types and styles. We recommend scheduling a design meeting with a consultant to review your best design, color, and style options custom built for your home. After reviewing physical samples and photographs for your home, you can make a smart decision based on your personal preferences and product quality.
The types of metal roofs we offer are designed to meet discriminating tastes. We offer products in profiles that match your home and aesthetic tastes, like Standard Shingles, Standing Seam, Cedar Shake, Spanish Tile, and Architectural Shingle.
Our products also come in a variety of powder coated colors like Colonial Slate, Hickory, Forest Green and more. Check out all the type of metal roofs we carry.
Cost of Metal Roofs
Of course, the costs of your project will vary according to many factors. The fact that metal roofs are permanent solutions, as opposed to other products like asphalt that may only carry a ten year warranty, will often make a metal roof a little bit more expensive than other products. However, because our roofs are one of the best home improvement and construction decisions you can make in Wisconsin, they carry much greater resale value should you decide to move.
Many considerations come into the price for a metal roofing project that you may not realize. Product quality, installation, the location of your property, the contractor you choose, the size and slope of your roof all affect your project costs. Other factors include the complexity of your roof including shape and sections, cut-outs, flashing, and your underlayment and decking. The best way to budget for a metal roofing project is to have an expert review your project and your property and give you an accurate estimate.
Metal Roofs are Permanent Roofs
Welcome to the “world of permanent roofing”. As Yoda the Jedi might say, “leave the dark side of temporary roofs you must”. Permanent roofs are those which never need to be replaced. Many other products will last 10 - 20 years, but eventually those years will roll by, and you’ll be paying multiple times the original cost to replace it. In that sense, a permanent roof is always going to be your lowest cost option compared to just about any other option. Properly installed metal roofs never need to be replaced or even repaired. Permanent roofs continue to look good decade after decade. While lasting for decades, perhaps even centuries, a permanent roof will save energy costs, may be eligible for tax credits, and bring an instant value increase to your home beyond almost all other home improvements.
According to Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost vs Value Report (2019), metal roofs bring an instant increase to a home’s value of 60% of the job, plus because it is a permanent solution, the value of the return increases every year as project costs for other materials increase.
Some Advantages and Disadvantages of Metal Roofs
Some Wisconsinites think that metal roofs have some disadvantages. We can't think of what they are ;). For some people looking for a temporary solution to a leak or an emergency repair due to storm damage, the initial price may be seen as a disadvantage. For those looking to sell a house fast, like an investor or someone suddenly switching jobs, a metal roof may not be the best solution because a permanent roof project should be properly planned out.
Wisconsin Metal Roofs are measured and custom produced for your home. We don’t try to pull products off the shelf and hope they are “good enough” for your situation. This careful planning and manufacturing process ensures a quality control that is unmatched for any other type of material. It does increase cost, but the permanent solution means it will never have to be done again.
For customers who are looking for a quick turnaround, a metal roof may not be the best option for a quick hit and run job. Some investors looking for a fix and flip investment may not mind putting on an inferior product to turn the property over and let the next owner worry about replacement. Sometimes a homeowner may have the best intentions to install a quality product, but a job loss or career change requiring a quick move to another location may diminish the long term value of a permanent roof.
Wisconsin Metal Roofs have the following advantages to consider when you look at roofing options.
Metal Roofs Reduce Cost of Ownership
Permanent roofs can also cut your costs every day and every month. Metal roofs are known to be more energy efficient in heating and cooling than other materials. They will not make your home hotter, since they are designed to carry heat through under the panel and up and out through the ridge vent,making them one of the most energy efficient roofs a homeowner can buy.
Considering the lowest overall cost of ownership, maintenance free quality, decade after decade after decade of beauty, energy savings, insurance savings, and resale value, doesn’t it make sense to consider a metal roof for your home? Why not call one of our consultants to review your project and give you a free estimate?
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