When you need to learn about a new subject, where do you turn?
Do you visit the library, ask your friends, or Google? Many people turn to Google first with their questions. While Googling is great for getting a quick answer, sometimes you need a local authority on the matter.
Combining Classic Metal Roofing Systems’ manufacturing excellence with our trusted local installation and service, American Metal Roofs of Northern Wisconsin is your local connection to roofing experience and quality. We are here to help you with reliable information and answers.
With this in mind, here are several of the most popular questions about metal roofing and our answers for Wisconsin homeowners.
Is a metal roof worth it?
To answer this question, you need to think about the total cost of owning your roof. When you buy a roof, you pay for the materials and installation, but you also pay for future maintenance and eventual replacement. While metal roofing costs more to install than asphalt shingles, it won’t require maintenance or replacement as quickly as an asphalt roof and is much more energy-efficient. If you examine the total cost, a metal roof is more expensive at first but is an investment that pays off in the long-term.
Can you put a metal roof over shingles?
Yes, you can install a metal roof over asphalt shingles. We will check local building codes and your roof first, but metal roofing is often installed right over the old roofing, saving you from expensive tear-off costs. Metal roofing is very light, so installing it over old asphalt shingles poses no structural risk. Roofing over existing shingles is also much more environmentally friendly. Many of our roofing jobs involve roofing over existing shingles, saving money for the homeowner, and reducing landfill waste.
How does a metal roof deal with our snow and ice dams?
Our properly installed, well-vented metal roofs are the best roofs money can buy when dealing with snow loads and ice dams. In fact, we have all of the special products and trained installation teams to ensure that your home is ready for winter. And, we roof year-round. Check out our Snow Country Roofs.
Where to buy metal roofing?
You can buy metal roofing at building supply stores, but for a personalized experience focused on finding the best roofing solution for your north country home, talk to us. We are dedicated to building a local relationship with you, walking you through the process of measuring and analyzing your home, finding the right type and color of roofing, and working with our qualified and professional installers.