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When considering replacing a roof, a homeowner can benefit from a metal roof. It's best to ask local Albany roofers before making the change to a metal roof. However, it's important to note that metal roofing has many benefits, especially in places that get heavy snowfall like Albany.

Metal roofing is easy to install. When it's done correctly, a metal roof can last as long as the house will. It will also seal out water, be able to withstand high winds and get rid of snow with ease. Metal roofs are also fire resistant. They prevent problems such as mildew and mold, insects and rot. Obviously, warranty terms vary for metal roofs, but most reputable manufacturers will warranty metal roofs for at least 20 to 50 years.

Usually, metal roofing materials come in multishingle sheets or sections. This makes them easy to install for an experienced roofing contractor. After the old roof has been stripped, the roofer will get the new roof installed quickly before inclement weather can damage the home.

Metal roofs are very effective in reflecting the radiant heat of the sun during warm weather. They help to keep the home cool when it's hot. While it's true that most metal roofs have a low R value, most metal roofing systems incorporate dead air space between the roof deck and the roofing material to increase insulation and efficiency.

The roofers at Ideal Construction of Albany NY can assist you with any questions regarding windows or roofing.

Compared with other roofing materials, metal roofing is lightweight. The average metal roof weighs between 50 and 150 pounds per square whereas tiles can weigh up to 750 pounds per square. Sometimes, a metal roof can be installed over an existing roof, which makes installation time much quicker and cheaper. However, it's generally worth the cost of having the old roof torn off because this will make sure that your roof remains fire resistant. A metal roof is fire resistant, but the old roofing material on the home may not have been.

A metal roof is quite effective in shedding water and snow. The surface is hard and slippery, so the snow and rain pretty much fall off of it. A metal roof can be installed on a less steeply pitched roof than other types of roofing materials without a danger of leakage. Minimum roof pitch is 3 in 12, meaning that the roof will raise itself 3 inches for each horizontal foot.

A homeowner needs to determine what type of roofing style is best for them. However, after seeing the advantages of metal roofing, one can make a better determination if metal roofing is right for them.

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