The main selling points of metal as either a residential or commercial roofing material are its intrinsic strength and durability. Comparatively, metal is tougher than most other roofing types available today, resisting common problems that plague other roofing systems. Metal roofs are also known to last much longer, even going toe-to-toe against cement tiles for longevity.
All this said, metal roofs are only as good as their installation. Maximize the advantages of this practical roofing system with these tips from our professionals at Hinkle Roofing.
For all its merits, metal roofing requires great technical know-how to install properly. Poor-quality work can lead to premature problems surfacing on your roof, undercutting the value and protection that metal roofs have been known for. Do your due diligence to check the qualifications of the roofers that you choose to ensure that they have all the skills, training and experience necessary to adequately handle a metal roof.
The Right Equipment
Just as it’s important to go with highly-trained contractors for a metal roof installation, it’s equally important that they also use equipment that’s meant for the specific type of metal they will be installing. Generic tools may not be as well-equipped as a brand- and type-specific specialized equipment for seamless metal roofing systems. Before the work starts, double-check with your contractor if they have all the right tools they need to complete the job fully and properly.
Like in all manner of construction, safety must be held at a high priority when dealing with metal roofing systems. Some tools, like an electric crimper ,can be too cumbersome and heavy and improper handling may lead to accidents and injury. Professionals will always take extra care during work but it’s best to ask them about their safety as well.
Hinkle Roofing is your trusted local metal roofing expert. Give us a call at (205) 352-1940 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Calera, Hoover and all nearby areas in AL.