Offering Durable Metal Roofs to Memphis, TN Homeowners
When you want an attractive, energy-efficient, and durable roof type, metal roofs are a perfect choice. No Limit Roofing offers top-of-the-line metal roofs in Memphis, TN and the surrounding areas. You can choose from tin, zinc, aluminum, copper, or galvanized steel to complete your roof. We use Pac-Clad metal to ensure the highest quality of metal roof. Pac-Clad metal products provide unmatched performance, sustainability, and aesthetics. Our metal roofing material is tested and labeled by UL, FM Global, or the equivalent for the best possible quality and safety standards.
Advantages of Metal Roofs
Metal roofs offer many benefits, including:
Metal roofs can last 40-70 years, depending on the material. Traditional asphalt roofing materials have an estimated life expectancy of roughly 12-20 years.
Some metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour, will not corrode or crack, and maybe impact-resistant (depending on which metal you choose). In addition, metal roofs don’t need the periodic costly maintenance that other roofing materials often require. However, they should be inspected periodically to make sure no repairs are required.
Metal roofs will not spark and ignite into flames during a wildfire or lightning strike.
Metal roofs reflect solar radiant heat, which can reduce cooling costs by 10-25%.
Metal roofs not only have 25-95% recycled content, depending on the material used but are also 100% recyclable at the end of their life as a roof. In contrast, most shingle tear-off waste ends up as part of the building-related waste stream — up to 20 billion pounds per year.
Disadvantages of Metal Roofs
Despite their many advantages, metal roofs have some potential drawbacks:
Metal roofs can be as much as two or three times more expensive than other roofing materials. While the life of a metal roof is much longer, investing in a metal roof only makes sense if you plan to stay in your home long enough to enjoy the cost benefits.
Metal roofs can be noisy, especially during heavy rain or hailstorm. Adding more insulation during installation usually solves this problem, but that may increase costs.
Expansion and Contraction
Metal roofing materials that are attached as large panels tend to expand and contract. If they are not properly installed with fasteners that allow the metal to “breathe,” the panels may loosen.
Inconsistency of Color Match
If a repair is required or a home extension is added years later, it may be difficult to find an exact match to the existing metal.
If water accumulates anywhere on the roof because of poor-quality installation or repair, it can eventually cause serious damage. Low-grade metals may also be thinner and less durable. Some metals rust in certain climates or dent more easily than others during hailstorms or installation.
Corrugated vs. Standing Seam Metal Roofing
The most popular metal roofing types are corrugated and standing seam. It’s tough for many people to choose between the two types. Corrugated metal panels are some of the most durable and structural systems available. Standing seam panels offer a sleek appearance with exceptional performance. Due to the repeating wave pattern, corrugated metal panels are great in high-wind areas and require little maintenance. These panels usually use an exposed fastener system, exposing the framing to weather. A standing seam metal roof offers a high-end look that is typically the base for solar and snow retention options. Standing seam roofing is usually preferred as the base for these roofing accessories. While both options have many benefits, we prefer standing seam metal roofing for its overall durability and aesthetics.