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Metal Roofing

At Werner Roofing, customer satisfaction is our number one priority. That’s why we provide more than just standard roofing services. While asphalt roofs are the most popular roofing style, there is another high-value, practical option that many homeowners prefer: metal roofing.

Metal Roofing Benefits:

  • Metal roofs have a significantly longer lifetime than other roof materials
  • They are much more durable
  • They provide a unique aesthetic to any home.

If you’ve been considering a new roof for your home, or you’re looking to get your old roof replaced, be sure to get in touch with us. We’d love to answer any questions you may have about metal roofing or metal roof replacement!

WEST MICHIGAN STANDING SEAM METAL ROOFS

At Werner Roofing, we exclusively use metal materials from Sheffield Metals.  Sheffield guarantees the highest standard in durability and sustainability, which is why we trust them as our only metal supplier.  Sheffield Metals feature a unique COOLR® technology finish that reflects solar energy before it turns into heat.  This technology means that your home will stay cool in the summer, without any additional energy from your air conditioner, a typical problem with other metal roofs that do not use COOLR®.

WHAT IS A STANDING SEAM METAL ROOF?

Standing seam metal roofs are composed of panels of metal that run from the top of the roof all the way to the gutter of your home. These panels are attached together with fasteners that are then concealed by seams that are raised about 1 to 2 inches above the level of the panels. These raised seams are what gives the roof its name and what keep water and precipitation from leaking through the fastener areas. The interlocking seams make your roof more resistant to all types of weather and promote thermal movement without damaging your roof.

What are the benefits of metal roofing?

Lifetime
Depending on the type of metal you choose, a metal roof is likely to last anywhere from 40 to 70 years, with minimal repairs. This beats the lifetime of an asphalt roof (12-20 years) by decades.
Durability

Metal roofs are a very tough alternative to asphalt roofing. They hold up well in all conditions, even against hail and falling trees, because of the strength of the material. Even if your metal roof is dented, it will still keep the elements out of your home. A metal roof is unlikely to crack or get holes.

Energy Efficiency

Since the metal reflects solar heat, you can save bundles on cooling your home in the summer. On average, a metal roof will save you anywhere between 10%-25% on your energy bill.

Safety

Metal roofs are largely flame and wind resistant, meaning they are much safer than other roofing material options. A metal roof won’t go up in flames in the event of a brushfire or a lightning strike, and some metal types are rated to withstand wind gusts of up to 140 mph. Repairs after a storm aren’t something you’d have to worry about with a metal roof.

Environmentally Friendly
Most metal roofs are made largely of recycled materials and are 100% recyclable after their lifetime has been exceeded. If you consider the 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles dumped into American landfills every year, metal roofing is a much more environmentally conscious option.
Weight
Most metal roof options are hundreds of pounds lighter than other roofing types, meaning that the installation process will be much more efficient. Additionally, a lightweight roofing system is a great idea for an aging home, as it will place less weight on the structural support system of your house.
Sheds Precipitation
A metal roof has much less friction than a rough asphalt roof, so any sort of precipitation will slide right off, which can prevent disastrous events like ice dams or the over-accumulation of snow.

How to know if a metal roof is right for you

So there are some obvious benefits to a metal roof, but how do you know if a metal roof is really right for your home? If you’re building a new home, or are just looking for a new roof, here’s a few reasons a metal roof might be right for you:

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  • You plan on living in the home for a long time – If this is your lifetime home, or if you plan on living there at least until all of the kids are out of the house, a metal roof might be the right option for you.  Since they have more longevity than an asphalt roof, you’ll be able to skip the re-roofing cycle that normally occurs every 10-15 years, because your metal roof will last for at least 40.
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  • You care about the value & aesthetics of your home – Another great benefit of metal roofs is that they look the same for decades, and you don’t have to worry about the normal wear and tear that is common in asphalt roofs.  There aren’t any shingles to curl or fall off, and a metal roof won’t fade or lose its visual appeal.
  • You’ve got an older home – Aging homes need special care to protect their structural integrity, so if you have an older home that needs a touch-up, a metal roof is a good way to go.  They are lightweight, so they won’t add too much extra onto an older frame, and are great for protecting the original structure of an older roof.

HOW TO KNOW WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR METAL ROOF?

While metal roofs are guaranteed to last for a very long time, at some point any type of roof is going to need replacing. So, when is it time to replace that metal roof?
Big Leaks

When your metal roof is installed, it’s necessary to have bolts and nuts to keep parts of the roof together and bolted to the frame of your home. Over time, these can corrode and rust, and sometimes the bolts can even fall out. As this happens, it’s likely that your roof will begin to leak. While one or two leaks can easily be repaired or closed up, once the leaks become too big or too many to practically fix, it might be time for a new roof.

Rust

Over long periods of time, the roof coating that was initially in place on your roof is due to wear out. If you are diligent and keep up maintenance on this coating, you can preserve the lifetime of your roof, but if not, a lack of weatherproofing can lead to excessive rust.

When the rust becomes too much of an issue it can threaten the integrity of your roof, and will likely lead to leaks. So, if your metal roof has an excess of rust, and is beginning to leak, it’s a good idea to replace it.

Damage

Perhaps it was badly damaged in a storm, or the structural integrity of the support beams are in question. No matter the issue, if you have questions regarding your metal roof, or if you’re considering replacing your old metal roof, give the experienced roofers at Werner Roofing a call. We’ll answer any questions and provide you with a free quote unique to your situation.

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METAL ROOF VS ASPHALT SHINGLE ROOF COMPARISON CHART

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Durability

Longevity

Fire Resistance

Heating & Cooling

Weight

Metal Roof

Asphalt Shingle

The biggest drawback of a metal roof is the initial cost. Depending on the metal you choose, a metal roof will definitely cost more upfront than an asphalt roof, but your long term costs will be much lower.

Asphalt shingle roofs have a much lower upfront cost, as compared to a metal roof. The drawback here is that most asphalt roofs only last 12-20 years, and often require higher long term costs than a metal roof.
Highly durable, a metal roof is great in harsh weather conditions. It stands up against hail, violent storms, and harsh wind gusts.
Asphalt roofing is not as durable. Shingles are likely to blow off in high winds, and can be irreparably damaged by hail.
40-70 years, depending on type of metal, climate, and weatherproofing.
In most climates, an asphalt roof will last 12-20 years.
Metal is noncombustible, and therefore highly flame resistant.
Organic asphalt shingles are not fire resistant, but newer asphalt-fiberglass shingles are.
A metal roof is one of the best types to keep a home cool in the summer, and it functions adequately to keep in heat during the winter.
Asphalt roofs are very good at keeping heat in during the winter, but one of the worst types of roofs to keep a home cool in the summer.
Very lightweight, metal roofs are sometimes even installed over existing asphalt roofs that have seen better days. As they are so light, they’re unlikely to damage the roof’s structure.
Depending on what type of asphalt shingle roof you choose, they can be moderate to heavy weight options. Most common asphalt roofs are moderately heavy, but don’t pose much threat to your roof’s integrity.
Free Roofing Estimate

Planning some work on your roof? Is your roof in need of repair? Werner Roofing can help. Contact our roofing team for a free estimate for your upcoming roofing project.

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Great Lakes Power Tools
February 26, 2024
Did an amazing job on our roof. Quality work done right and fast.
Julie Humpal
Julie Humpal
February 26, 2024
I recently had the pleasure of working with Werner Roofing, and I must say, they exceeded all my expectations! From the initial consultation to the completion of the project, their professionalism and expertise were evident every step of the way. The team at Werner Roofing demonstrated outstanding communication skills, ensuring that I was informed and involved throughout the entire process. They took the time to thoroughly assess my roofing needs and provided a detailed explanation of the recommended solutions, which I truly appreciated. Not only did they complete the project in a timely manner, but the quality of their workmanship was top-notch. My new roof looks fantastic and has already proven its durability in recent weather conditions. Furthermore, the crew was punctual, respectful, and left the job site clean and tidy upon completion. It's evident that Werner Roofing takes great pride in their work and strives for customer satisfaction. Overall, I couldn't be happier with my experience with Werner Roofing. If you're in need of roofing services, I highly recommend them without hesitation. Thank you, Werner Roofing, for a job well done!
Kathy Holtz
Kathy Holtz
February 22, 2024
I can’t say enough about the amazing service I received. It was perfect in every way. From the prompt appointment to get an estimate to the completion of the job I have nothing but high praise. The crew was courteous and friendly but still focused. The clean up was excellent, going so far as to sweep out my garage. I would not hesitate to use them again. The roof looks perfect! They get my highest recommendation!
Laurie Vergeson
Laurie Vergeson
February 19, 2024
Trey and Manny came to do some adjusting on my gutters and did a great job.Trey answered.y questions and was very knowledgeable.Thank you🙂
Alice Slajus
Alice Slajus
February 18, 2024
The people at Werner Roofing are fantastic to work with, thorough and communicative, and the crew is exceptionally hard-working. Our new metal roof is gorgeous. I highly recommend Werner Roofing.
Matthew Wyant
Matthew Wyant
February 16, 2024
Chip from Werner roofing was very helpful and honest. He told me that our shingles still have a good 10 years before they need to be replaced. I will definitely be giving them a call again when the time comes.
Denise Johnson
Denise Johnson
February 15, 2024
Excellent job very happy, Good quality work.
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February 14, 2024
Very happy with my new roof.

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Werner Roofing
13844 172nd Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417

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