Cedar Park Metal Roof Repair and Installation
The roof is one of the most important parts of your home because it protects everything beneath. Any holes or gaps in the roofing material provide an opening into the rest of your house.
When it’s time to install or repair your roof, you need to consider the short- and long-term costs of the replacement. You should not have to replace a roof more often than necessary. A well-built roof can last between twelve and seventy-five years or longer, depending on the materials used and your choice of builder.
The Cedar Park roofers of Kidd Roofing have been installing and repairing roofing systems for both residential and commercial buildings for nearly 40 years, and we will look at the roof you have and give you our best advice on the roof treatment you need. If just a repair will do the trick, you can count on us to tell you. Call us at (866) 671-7791 to speak to one of our roofing consultants today.
Types of Metal Roofs
Metal roofing comes in two basic types: panels and shingles. Panels come in preformed sheets about 12 to 16 inches wide that fit together along the edges. These panels are laid along the roof and then sealed at the seams for a watertight fit. Paneling usually runs vertically from the rooftree to the gutters.
Shingles are also panels but are laid in tiers so that they look like shingles and shed rain and snow like traditional asphalt shingles. Metal shingles set in this way are nearly indistinguishable from “real” shingles, ideal for a home in a subdivision that needs the uniformity of shingles and the utility of metal roofing.
Benefits of Metal Roofing
When it’s time to replace a roof, you may want to consider metal roofing materials. Metal has come a long way since the old tin roof and has a number of advantages over other materials for both builders and homeowners. When you are preparing to re-roof a building, you should consider these factors for metal roofing.
- Cost. Metal roofing materials are initially more expensive than most other roofing materials. Depending on the exact material, metal will cost you two to three times as much as inexpensive asphalt shingles.
The cost benefit comes in the durability of metal roofing. A metal roof can last 40-70 years, is wind and fire-resistant and is not prone to mold, termites, or animal intrusion. If you plan to stay in your home, you will reap the reward of your initial investment by never needing to replace the roof again.
- Safety. Metal roofs will not catch fire due to windblown sparks from wildfires or lightning strikes in thunderstorms. Depending on the strength rating, your roof will be able to withstand debris that is blown onto it in winds up to 140 miles per hour. And despite the noise generated by hail, metal roofs are at no risk of penetration by even the heaviest falling ice stones.
- Environmental factors. Nearly all metal roof materials are at least partially made from recycled content (between 25 and 95 percent, depending on the manufacturer). Even better, all roofing materials from a metal roof can be recycled when they are removed at the end of the roof’s life. By contrast, asphalt shingles cannot be recycled and must be landfilled.
- Energy efficiency. Metal roofing materials are designed to reflect solar energy and keep your upper floor or attic space cool. This can result in a reduction in your home cooling cost by up to 25 percent. In winter months, metal roofs shed snow and ice quickly, preventing buildup and the danger of weakening support beams.
Other advantages of metal roofing include ease of installation. Since the panels are preformed and prefitted, they can be installed quickly once the roof has been measured. The panels can also be replaced quickly if any become rusted or damaged later.
For the weather extremes often encountered in Texas, from tornadoes and hailstorms to sizzling summer heat and icy winters, metal roofs are one of the best choices you can make for your home. Homeowners who plan to keep their homes and want a long-lasting and attractive roof with minimal upkeep should consider metal roofing for their next replacement or repair choice.
Metal Roofing for Commercial Purposes
If you own a commercial building, chances are you already have a metal or partially metal roof. Metal roofs and metal cladding have been popular in Texas for more than a century because of their fire resistance, easy maintenance, and stylish appearance. Many of our government buildings have metal cladding and roofs today.
The biggest downside to metal roofs, noise, has been largely eliminated these days by the use of insulation and rubber or plastic padding placed below the metal paneling. As a result, commercial roofing can receive the benefits of metal roofing materials without sacrificing a quiet interior for customers and tenants.
Building owners and property managers should not let concerns over noise outweigh the long-term cost benefits and safety factors of metal roofing and cladding for their buildings when it’s time for repair and replacement.
About Our Company
When it’s time to replace or repair a roof anywhere in the south Texas area, Kidd Roofing is the one you want for the job. We’ve been installing roofs in Houston, Dallas, and Austin for more than 40 years, and we’ve recently expanded into Colorado as well.
Kidd Roofing was chosen to provide the wall panels and cladding for Austin City Hall, the Long Center for the Performing Arts, and Austin City Lofts, to name but a few of our large-scale metal roof and wall cladding projects. Whatever the size of your roof or building project, we can handle the repair and installation.
Whether you’re a homeowner, a commercial property owner, or a big contractor who needs a roof installed or repaired, our experts can take a look at the job and give you an estimate for whatever you need. Whether you want a new metal roof, replacement of existing panels, or a comparison of different styles of roofing, we can help you with your cost estimate.