Metal Roofing Systems

A metal roof offers myriad benefits that a traditional asphalt roof simply does not. Metal roofs come in a variety of styles and colors, and they can be installed on a variety of homes.Traditional metal roofs come in a “standing seam” variety, while newer styles can be made to resemble clay, slate, or wood. They can also come in shingle form coated with stone chips for a beautiful, natural appearance. In addition to aesthetic benefits, a metal roofing system offers a wide range of functional benefits as well.

If you’d like to explore metal roofing in Billings, MT, call Donahue Roofing today. (406) 248-5428

Increased Durability

A metal roof will help reflect heat, reducing your monthly cooling bills significantly. They are far more durable than asphalt shingles, often coming with a life expectancy of over 50 years. Conventional asphalt shingles contribute up to 20 billion pounds of waste to landfills every year in the United States alone. A metal roof lasts longer, thereby reducing the volume of waste coming into a landfill, and it can be recycled for other uses once it has reached the end of its life. All metal roofs are made of 30 to 60% recycled material, making them one of the most eco-friendly choices available.Metal Roofing in Billings, MT

 

A metal roof is more expensive to install when compared to other roofing materials, but the reduced maintenance costs and longevity of the roofing system more than offset the higher upfront expense in the long run. Metal roofing systems are coated with reflective pigment to help reduce cooling bills, and many are coated with zinc or a zinc-aluminum mixture to prevent rust from forming on the surface. Metal roofing systems are also much more durable than asphalt shingles, capable of withstanding high winds and impact from debris; many are rated for winds of 150 mph or more.

Common Misconceptions

Metal roofing systems do not contribute any additional noise from falling rain or other debris, particularly when combined with solid sheathing and insulation. Having a metal roof does not increase the chance of your home being struck by lighting. In fact, it is safer material to have if lightning strikes, as it is not flammable and the energy will be diffused throughout the surface of the roof.

If you are interested in repairing or installing metal roofing in Billings, MT, then call Donahue Roofing today! We offer FREE estimates and would be happy to talk with you about all the options available for our specific building. (406) 248-5428