If you upgrade your home roof to a new and better version that will last longer, you will save money in the long run, as well as saving time and energy in maintenance and repairs. A metal residential roof on your home is a great way to accomplish this and give your home a stylish appearance. Here are some ideas and insights for you to think about when you are planning to install a new metal roof on your home.
Consider a Professional Installation
Installation of your new metal roof is a big change to your home's exterior, and you should consider a professional installation to ensure it is installed with all its needed features. If you are switching from asphalt shingles to metal panels, you don't need to remove the old shingles first, as your professional installation team can apply the metal roofing panels right over your existing asphalt shingles.
Talk to your roofer if you know or suspect moisture damage to your existing roof. They will need to repair the damage before installing the new metal panels. However, moisture left around your shingles is not going to be a problem. Your roofers can install the roof with added vent or furring strips to provide for adequate airflow and to prevent moisture damage.
Select the Right Color
With a metal roof, you have a choice of color just as you do with asphalt shingles and other types of roof coverings. The metal roof can be coated in a paint color that will accentuate your home's appearance and make it more energy-efficient. Also, consider covering the paint layer in a sealant or a coating to protect it from the sun's UV rays and to help the paint last longer.
As for the actual color of the paint for your metal roof, you can choose from a variety of shades and hues. You may not be able to select an electric green for your roof color, but there is a selection of blues and greens available, so you can pick one that will match your home's exterior and work well in your climate.
Look for a lighter-colored roof paint coating, such as white, beige, peach, light turquoise or pale blue to reflect the sun's rays off your home if you live in a hot desert climate. For a more northern climate, you may want to look for a darker color to absorb the sun's radiation, to keep your home warmer in the winter months and to help snow and ice melt from its surface.
To learn more, contact a resource like Pacific Sheet Metal.