Known by many contractors, builders, and property owners as the “forever roof,” sheet metal roofing has really come a long way in recent years. Once associated solely with warehouses, industrial buildings, and certain commercial structures today, Providence metal roofing materials are used on restaurants, residential complexes, single-family homes, and high-end commercial properties. Architectural metal roofing provides options that didn’t exist just a few years before, including a wide range of styles, designs, and colors to suit just about any taste and budget. When compared to the lifespan of the average asphalt shingle roof, it is easy to see why Rhode Island roofing services like A&M Sheet Metal & Roofing have increased the number of metal roofing installs considerably.
Durable and Long-Lasting
When compared to many other materials commonly used in residential and commercial roofing, sheet metal roofing wins concerning durability. Property owners who choose to work with reputable Rhode Island roofing services to install architectural roofing, standing-seam roofing, and other modern materials, can expect their new roof to last two to three times longer than asphalt. Imagine not having to think about your Providence metal roofing materials beyond an annual inspection for the next 50-60 years. Advanced roofing materials, such as copper and zinc, can last even longer – upwards of 100 years or more when installed properly by an experienced technician.
In New England, we have to put up with a lot of weather conditions that other states cannot even imagine. Sure we get snow and ice just like other northern locations, but we also get extreme wind conditions, harsh summer sun, and torrential rains. The infamous nor’easter is legendary just about anywhere you go, but most outside of the region have no idea what kind of damage that type of storm can do to a roof. This is another reason why it is essential to work with a roofing company that is from the local area. A&M Sheet Metal & Roofing has provided top-quality roofing installation services in the New England area for many years. Our technicians and team members are experienced with the demands of the region.
Moss, Mold, Mildew, and Fungus-Proof
You have probably seen an asphalt roof that is completely covered in growth. This is a common affliction of this type of roofing material that cannot be combatted, regardless of the different products, sealants, and treatments that are out there. Eventually, plaque impermanent roofing made from asphalt, wood, and other shake-style materials will succumb to moss, mold, mildew, and fungus, drastically shortening the lifespan of the new roof. Standing seam and architectural metal roofing, as well as all other types of sheet metal roofing materials, are impervious to these types of issues.
Metal roofing is 100 percent unaffected by the growth of moss, fungus, mildew, and mold. In areas where moss growth and other similar issues are a problem, such as coastal and heavily wooded environments, Providence metal roofing materials should be the number one choice. Sheet metal roofing is perfect for commercial, industrial, warehouse, residential, and even storage facilities to protect the structure and assets stored inside from weather-related damage and issues caused by moss, mildew, fungus, and mold growth. If you have experienced these problems with other types of roofing material, you’ll want to consult with Rhode Island roofing services to find out if metal roofing options are right for your needs.
Resistant to Fire
Another significant benefit of choosing metal roofing solutions is that they are resistant to fire. Whether your structure is located in an area that is prone to wildfires or if you are looking for new ways to reduce insurance premiums by reducing your risk, Providence metal roofing materials and a professional installation might be just what you need. Metal roofing isn’t just beneficial to prevent fire damage or spread of wildfires; it is also excellent in areas where there is a lot of hailstorms and heavy winds. Most metal roofs are rated to withstand wind speeds of up to 110 miles per hour, which means that they already exceed the standards for hurricane roofing in storm-prone areas of the country.
If you would like to get a free estimate for any of our professional Rhode Island roofing services and materials, contact A&M Sheet Metal & Roofing by calling 401.654.4128. We can answer any questions you might have about standing seam or architectural metal roofing, come out to your property to discuss your options, and perform an evaluation of your existing roof. Call our team today to find out if our Providence metal roofing materials are right for your industrial, commercial, or residential structure.