2nd2None Roofing & Construction is a Huntsville roofing company that not only specializes in asphalt shingles but metal roofs as well. We set the standard in metal roofing here in Huntsville, Alabama, with over 15 years of experience in the industry under our belt, and a history of providing our clients with the best roofing services anywhere.
But why choose metal roofs in the first place?
Compared to other roofing materials, it costs quite a premium, so why even bother? The answer, in short, is that metal roofing has quite a number of benefits that make it one of the best choices for residential and commercial roofing around.
Quite possibly the most important feature metal roofs have is that they last quite a long time; a lifetime, in fact. With a quality roofing contractor, metal roofs can last up to 100 years, so they have a lot more value than asphalt shingles in the long run, which require replacement every 15 years or so. 2nd2None has a team of experts who are ready to provide your home or business with a metal roof that suits your needs and is guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Aside from their longevity, metal roofs are very durable. Hence, making it an ideal roof replacement material. They do not get as hot as asphalt shingles, and they are in fact fireproof. Metal roofs can protect your property from wildfires, or even just stray embers from your chimney. They are very wind resistant, offering protection from 140 mile-per-hour winds or even up to 200 mph winds, and are quite impact resistant as well. This could be important for your property here in Huntsville: metal roofs can offer you vital protection from gale tornadoes.
Metal roofs can get your business or home significant energy savings, believe it or not. Its superior insulating properties compared to other roofing materials is nothing to scoff at. As mentioned before, they don’t get quite as hot as asphalt roofs. This is because they reflect quite a lot of radiant heat from the sun: as much as 94% of heat is reflected. This can get your home or your business about 40% of energy savings during the summer, and even 15% during winter. You can get even more energy savings by choosing a metal roof with a “cool color,” colors that are more reflective. The inherent properties of metal roofs can save you quite a lot of money in the long run, so it is definitely an investment that has great long-term value. To get your money’s worth and more, your best bet is to hire the expert roofing services of 2nd2None Roofing.
If you are environmentally conscious, a metal roof might be the one for you. Since metal roofs are, after all, made of metal, they are 100% recyclable, so you don’t have to lose sleep over whether or not the building material you choose for your home would be good for the planet. Metal roofs are very sustainable. Aluminum roofs are often made of 95% recycled post-consumer aluminum, while steel roofs are made of 30% to 50% recycled metals. Whatever your choice of materials, 2nd2None will make sure to get you the roof that’s just right for you.
Metal roofs, compared to other traditional roofing materials, are very lightweight. This makes it a great choice for larger buildings as it creates little stress on the roof support structures. They can even be placed on top of an existing roof, although also depends on the existing roof’s condition.. You might be thinking that since metal roofs are lightweight, they will fly away easily during strong winds and such. This is wrong, however. In fact, metal roofs are much more resistant to strong winds than other roofing materials. This is because metal roofs are built into the structure through a strong, interlocking panel system. If you’re looking to making your home storm-proof or even a bit tornado-proof, your best bet is to get a metal roof. 2nd2None’s team of experts will help get your roof wind-proof.
Besides all that, metal roofs just look good. Basic metal roofs can come in a variety of different colors, so finding the right one to match your home or business is no problem at all. Better still, modern metal roofs can even emulate the look and feel of other roofing materials such as wood, stone, tile, and what have you–and still have the durability and lifespan of a regular metal roof. Both the practical and aesthetic uses of metal roofs add to the value of your property, so getting one for your home or business is a great investment. 2nd2None offers metal roofing that is, well, second to none, so you can be sure that your roof will stand the elements and look amazing.
The first metal roofs were made of galvanized steel: iron-steel sheets were coated with zinc, which was then formed into corrugated sheets. Alternatively, they could also be made by blending aluminum, silicon-coated steel, and zinc. The products had various different finishes. Another product is standing-seam metal, which were rolled up into various different widths. The material is seamed through a roof seamer–a machine that quite accurately does what its name implies–and is run vertically up the panel to seal the joints and prevent leaking.
Metal tile sheets can also be used. They can be stone coated steel or simply painted. The stone coated panels are made from aluminum-coated steel or zinc, which are then coated in an acrylic gel (The stones are a natural product of the coating process). Another option is stainless steel. Like iron-steel sheets, they are usually roll-formed, albeit in a standing-seam profile rather than corrugated sheets. They can also be available as shingles.
Copper is utilized for roofing as it offers resistance from corrosion, durability, longevity, low maintenance, shielding from radio frequencies, protection from lightning, and its environmental sustainability. Different substances, like ceramic and epoxy, are used for coating the roof to prevent corrosion and provide additional waterproofing.