WHAT RESPONSIBLE METAL ROOFING CONTRACTORS WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT THROUGH-FASTENED METAL ROOFING
The increased use of metal roofing is obvious to just about everyone at this point. Whether it is for commercial, industrial, residential or agricultural applications, it is virtually impossible to miss the fact that more and more property owners are turning to metal.
At the same time, the face of the building products industry is changing rapidly. More and more product decisions and purchases are being made at “big box” retailers. Whether homeowners choose to do their own installation or have their own “remodeling guy” do it, the big boxes are where those decisions are being made. And, to top it all off, the internet serves as a huge resource for homeowners who may be considering various building material purchases, allowing them to learn and discover essentially as much as they wish.
Because of the exactness required by the intricacies in installing today’s quality metal roofing systems, the higher quality products are not available through the big boxes. The end result is that property owners sometimes get excited by what they learn about metal roofing from the internet. They see durable and lasting products that they can easily visualize on their homes. Too often, though, their next stop is at the big box or engaged in a conversation with their local roofer or remodeling guy and things begin to go south. Through these sources, they are often introduced to metal roofing products that were never intended for residential use. The internet, on deeper examination, is full of stories of homeowners who have chosen those products only to later be terribly disappointed by the end results.
It is critical that anyone who is considering a metal roof for their home be aware of the various types of available products and the differences between them.