Local Maine Metal Roofing Contractors: Installation & Repair
Drive through central Maine and Midcoast cities like Lewiston, Auburn, and towns like Bath, Wiscasset, Falmouth and Yarmouth, and take a close look at the roofs on the homes you pass by. You’ll start to notice metal roofs on home after home, including barns, sheds and other outbuildings.
How do you know you’re looking at a metal roof in Maine? It’s not always easy because metal roofs offer a wide range of customization options in this type of roofing materials. While a metal roof may look great, their true value becomes apparent over the decades. They last for up to 100 years and require very little maintenance, especially when installed correctly by local metal roofing contractors who understand climate and weather conditions here in Maine.
Looking to replace your roof? You definitely want to consider a metal roof before making a final decision. Yes, it costs more, but metal roofs in Maine are a definite case of, “You get what you pay for.”
Types of Metal Roofing Materials for Maine
A true chameleon when it comes to high-end roofing materials, metal roofs can visually accent any property, giving it a modern or historic feel, depending on the desired aesthetic outcome. Some of the most common metal roofing materials used are:
Each of these types of metal roofing materials comes with its own unique set of pluses and minuses, and our team of metal roof installation professionals will present these in detail, matching the most optimal material to the specific situations of residential homeowners in Maine. Whichever route you choose in conjunction with our local Maine roofing experts, there are many reasons why a metal roof is something you should consider.
Metal Roofing in Maine: Worth It?
Installing a metal roof isn’t the right fit for every situation. Whether your residential roof installation and/or repair job calls for a metal roofing solution depends on several factors, but the benefits of metal roofs are undeniable.
STRONG: Durable, attractive and able to stand the rest of time. Metal roofing lasts for decades (up to 100 years) when installed correctly. Investing in a metal roof likely means you won’t have to invest in a roof again in your lifetime. Also, metal roofing gives your home every advantage when it comes to longevity and protecting your biggest investment. Fun Fact: Metal roofing can last up to three times longer (or more!) than asphalt shingles.
MAINE WEATHER RESISTANT: Metal roofing is very strong and, as long as it’s installed correctly by a roofing services contractor knowledgeable of the climate here in Maine, it will stand up well to rain, snow, hail, high winds, mold, mildew, debris, and animal damage. All in all, it’s a great choice for Maine homeowners, depending on their proximity to damaging elements like bodies of saltwater, i.e. the Atlantic Ocean.
MAINTENANCE IS A BREEZE: As an experienced Maine roofing contractor, maintenance is a big part of what we do AFTER we install a roof. We do this to get ahead of problems before they become bigger problems, but with metal roofs most of our inspections are quick and easy because they don’t require much upkeep, which is not so true for other roofing solutions like concrete, tile, or asphalt shingles.
ECO-FRIENDLY: Metal roofing is much more environmentally friendly than other roofing materials used in Maine. For a start, it’s recyclable. The roofing materials we use on your residential project are often already made out of recycled materials. Our Maine metal roofing specialists use the metal roofing materials carefully, using it conservatively and saving as much of the material as possible in the unlikely event of a metal roof repair being needed and/or other roofing projects in Maine’s central and Midcoast regions.
METAL ROOF = SERIOUS VALUE: Yes, metal roofing solutions cost homeowners more up front to properly install, but the savings become apparent over the lifetime of your roof. Metal roofing materials may last anywhere from 60-100 years if properly maintained, meaning that if you live in a family home, it’ll be safe and preserved for decades to come. If not, metal roofing should also increase your property value and make it more attractive to prospective purchasers.
EXCEPTIONAL WARRANTIES: As long as you work with a local metal roof contractor who knows what they’re doing, most metal roofs warranty is very strong because manufacturers believe in their product—and so do we. Metal roof warranties cover costly issues including leaks, mold, and other kinds of damage because roofing materials manufacturers know these kinds of things won’t usually be a problem when it comes to metal roofs, even in Maine.
Metal Roofing: For All Types of Buildings
You might think of metal roofs being more common for industrial and commercial roofing projects, and that’s true. Those kinds of entities need long-lasting, dependable roofing protection, and metal roofs provide that. That said, the same benefits those property owners appreciate about metal roofing are the same homeowners receive when choosing metal roof installation.
Some other types of buildings on which you’ll see metal roofing:
- Office Buildings
That’s just a start, but you get the idea. Metal roofing materials have a very high resistance to what can be harsh weather here in Maine, which again is why those commercial and industrial roofing projects tend to use it. If you’re a hospital and keeping patients safe is your mission, metal roofs are often the choice because of both strength and durability.
As a residential homeowner in Maine, choosing to go with a metal roof means you’ll enjoy the same benefits as the more institutional clients mentioned above. Property owners can also use metal roofing as an overhang, awning, over your workshop, or anywhere else you need cover from the elements. Our professional metal roof installation will make it look like it’s always been on your home or building, and you should know that no project is too small.
Maintaining a Metal Roof in Maine
The good news: there’s not a lot of maintenance when it comes to metal roofing in Maine. Still, it’s important to conduct regular inspections to identify and fix any small issues before they become big problems. Our team of expert Maine roofing contractors will do so, but homeowners can and should inspect their metal roof at least twice a year. Here’s what to look for and do:
- Clean off dirt and stains left after a storm.
- Clean drains and gutters.
- Remove branches and other debris left on the roof.
- Remove any other metal objects left touching the roof.
- Check for scratches, chips, or fading.
For the most part, rain and wind will clear away any storm debris left on a metal roof and the same with snow and ice during the Maine winter. That’s as long as your metal roofing is installed correctly by a local Maine roofing contractor like us. When installed correctly, the surface of a metal roof is smooth, which makes it easy to remove dirt and other elements, like leaves and snow.
However, keeping an eye on this critical investment in your home is important. Contact with metal of any kind may cause metal roofs to degrade more quickly, so definitely keep an eye out for any scratches and abrasions.
Disadvantages to Metal Roofs?
Yes, there are some issues that may arise even if you invest in a metal roof, but they are few and far between. You may need to make the occasional roof repair, or call us to do it.
Also, metal roofs may create extra noise during storms, as well as have issues with breathability and performance, but a professional roofing contractor focused on proper metal roof installation can solve many of these issues from the start. As a best local roofing contractor, we can insulate your metal roof and make sure it’s ready to stand up to the…peculiarities…of Maine weather. Hey, we’re trying to be nice here!
Thinking about putting a metal roof on your home? Get a free inspection and estimate from our Maine roofing experts. We’re here to install and/or repair your high-quality, eco-friendly, cost-effective residential metal roof.
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