Metal roofing is quickly becoming popular all across the United States, even right here in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A metal roof is one of the best investments you can make in your home. Metal roofing can be used in any size home across the country. If you’re looking to increase the strength of your roof, the value of your home, or your energy efficiency, a metal roof may be the perfect solution.
If you’re considering the idea of a metal roof, you need a professional on your side, and that’s where we come in. Our staff at Perfect Steel Solutions combines for a total of over 28 years experience in the metal roofing industry, making us one of the most trusted names in Fort Wayne.
Types of Residential Metal Roofing
Metal roofing, at the most basic starting point, is available in three basic system types, based on construction and attachment method. Each style of metal roofing system gives a distinct look to your home.
Vertical Seam: When most people think about metal roofing, this is what they picture. This has a more rustic, farmhouse look with long-length panels that have ribs running from the eaves to the ridge of the roof. Vertical seam roofs are often fastened with screws and gaskets that penetrate into the roof decking substrate. Other vertical seam panels have concealed fasteners like clip fastened or nail hem, hiding any visibility of screws on the roof.
Pre-Formed Panels: Pre-formed panels look similar to a shake or tile roof. These interlocking panels come in standard dimensions and shapes and are growing in popularity. A pre-formed panel roof can be painted to accommodate or mimic a variety of styles including shingle, shake, and vertical seam panels. Using hidden fasteners, these panels can be attached directly to the roof deck in most applications, keeping a clean and beautiful look to a roof.
Granular Coated Panels: Granular coated panels appear to be very similar to asphalt shingles used across Fort Wayne neighborhoods. They have an acrylic coating with embedded stone granules on the surface and are either thru-fastened or attached with hidden fasteners. The panels may be installed over a batten/counter batten wood grid system or directly to the roof deck.
At Perfect Steel Solutions, we’ve perfected our craft over the years. Our certified technicians take pride in their residential roofing work. When you work with our team, we will use an exposed fastener elite grip panel style roofing mechanic, or a stamped roof, which is a stone coated metal shingle. For more information about our techniques, contact us today!
Installing a Metal Roof: What You Need to Know
Residential roof replacement or new roof installation is not an easy or simple task. Unless you have professional education in roof installation, we recommend you enlist professionals to do the job right.
DIY jobs can result in roof damage, costly repairs for the damage you’ve done, or harm to your home and well-being. Metal roofing panels tend to expand and contract. If they are not properly installed with fasteners that allow the metal to “breathe,” the panels may loosen and cause more damage. For best results, contact our team today, and we can be at your home to help you and your family stay protected.
Repairing Your Metal Roof: Leave it to the Experts
Repairing a metal roof also requires the help of an expert. DIY patchwork or half-hearted repair efforts can result in more damage or costly repairs later. For the safety of your home and physical self, leave residential roof repair work to the pros.
Metal Roofing Benefits and Bonuses
Although the cost of metal roofing may be slightly more expensive, it’s for good reason. Metal roofing is becoming one of the most sought after roofing styles across Fort Wayne. This type of roofing system will pay for itself in the long run and includes many benefits that are worth the investment.
Longevity: Traditional roofing lasts between 10-20 years. A metal roof will last at least three times that long. The average lifespan of a metal roof is 40-70 years, depending on the material. This makes it a great choice for family homes that you plan on staying in for a long time.
Eco-Friendly: Metal roofs are manufactured with 25-95% recycled content, depending on the material. At the end of their life, they are 100% recyclable, as opposed to asphalt shingles that are added to the landfill every time they’re replaced.
Energy Efficiency: Metal roofs reflect solar radiant heat, which means your home doesn’t have to work as hard to stay cool. This can reduce cooling costs by 10-25%.
Resale Value: Because of the longevity of metal roofs, you’re likely to sell your home at a higher price than with traditional roofing materials.
Maintenance: Metal roofs do not require the periodic (and sometimes costly) maintenance that other roofing materials often require. Metal roofs are highly durable against wind, hail damage, fire, and more. However, as with any roof, they should be inspected annually to make sure they are in peak condition, but no other regular maintenance is required.
Safety: Metal roofs are virtually indestructible and will not spark and ignite into flames during a wildfire or lightning strike. They can also stand up against other elements of Mother Nature, such as high wind, extreme temperatures, or snow and ice buildup.
Working with Perfect Steel Solutions
We know you have plenty of choices for roofing contractors in Fort Wayne, but working with Perfect Steel Solutions is a step above the rest. We don’t just install roofs. We protect you for a lifetime.
Working with us means we will pull all proper permits required to ensure the job is done correctly without delays. We are fully insured, which includes products and completed operations coverage. We are also manufacturer trained and certified metal roofing and window installers.
When we say our warranty protects you for a lifetime, we truly mean it. We deliver the best warranty in the business to provide you the support you won’t find anywhere else.
The Perfect Steel Lifetime Limited Transferable Warranty
Perfect Steel Solutions agrees to repair or replace, free of charge, any shingles, installed ridge vent, underlayment, roof accessories, or chimney flashing that is found to be defective or that was improperly installed. This warranty is valid only so long as the roof is installed on the premises of the original installation. Removal of the roof system or any part of the roof system invalidates this warranty. We also offer this warranty for 15 years for the succeeding owner, if applicable.
Our Trusted Brand Partner: Metal Exteriors
As a family owned and operated company committed to quality manufacturing, we partner with Metal Exteriors to deliver products you can count on. We look to Metal Exteriors to help us with product development, specifically when it comes to getting our metals and materials to you as the homeowner.
Fort Wayne’s Local Metal Roofing Contractor
Perfect Steel Solutions is known for being the industry leader in metal roofing in Fort Wayne and surrounding areas. We offer quality projects, installation, and expertise to the homeowners within our service area. Our reputation for metal roof work stands out against the rest and we work hard to keep it that way. If you’re ready to transform your home, and your life, by investing in metal roofing, contact us today!