When Snow Melts
When Snow Melts, Check Your Roof!
Roofs take a beating during the winter months. Extreme weather conditions, including temperature changes, can cause roofing shingles and flashing to expand and contract, creating damage. Heavy snow loads and ice dams also take a toll on a roof. Missing, cracked or damaged shingles may develop into leaks. Home repair experts recommend that homeowners have their roof inspected at least once a year to identify and address problems early, before serious damage is done.
The Metal Roofing Alliance says many homeowners are avoiding this annual spring repair ritual by installing durable and environmentally-friendly metal roofs. In fact, the MRA says the number of homes with metal roofs has doubled during the past five years.
Think about it — it makes sense. Today’s metal roofing is available in a wide variety of styles and colors to complement any architectural style. Metal roofs resist cracking, shrinking and mold while standing up to hail, high winds and heavy rains.
These time-tested roofs also save energy and can help to save the environment. Installing a metal roof can save homeowners up to 40 percent in annual energy costs, depending on the geographical region. And, the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005 allows for a tax credit for homeowners who install qualified energy-efficient improvements to an existing home, including metal roofs that meet the Energy Star program requirements. We have 5 colors that qualify for this tax credit.
Most metal roofing systems are made of recycled material. In fact, these investment-grade roofs contain up to 43 percent recycled material, from production to installation to reuse, far superior to traditional asphalt shingles. Often, metal roofs can be installed directly onto an existing asphalt roof, reducing landfill waste associated with tearing off the old roof.
“Homeowners are looking for high-quality, low- maintenance solutions to their roofing problems. Gerard Metal roofing is the answer; Bjorkstrand Metal Roofing is your installer.” When Gerard metal roofing & Bjorkstrand Metal Roofing are combined you have your one / two punch.
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