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A Guide to Metal Roof Installation
A Guide to Metal Roof Installation
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A Guide to Metal Roof Installation

Metal roofing has grown increasingly popular over time for good reason - its durability, energy-efficiency, and long lifespan make it an invaluable option. Homeowners and building owners alike should consider installing a metal roof as part of a smart investment rather than shingle replacement. To do it successfully however it's key that one understands its installation process properly so as to maximize its long term performance and value. To help navigate that journey, Milledge Roofing Company outlines all essential steps involved with installing one and how best you can exploit this roofing option.

Selecting an Appropriate Roofing Company

The initial step in any successful roof project should always involve selecting a reliable roofing company. Given metal roofing's specialized requirements and tools, choosing roofing contractors with experience installing metal roofs is vital if proper installations are to take place correctly and to offer guidance as to which solution would best meet individual requirements. A reliable provider not only ensures this step occurs smoothly; their expertise also means providing guidance regarding which solutions might suit each situation best.

Assessing Your Current Roof

It is vitally important that prior to any new metal roof installation that an in-depth assessment is performed of the current roof in place, in order to ascertain if any repairs are required and whether its structure can support its weight. Sometimes rot or structural damage must also be resolved prior to proceeding with installation.

Selecting an Appropriate Metal Material

A variety of metal roofing materials exist today, such as aluminum, steel, copper and zinc. Each has unique benefits in terms of durability, aesthetics and cost; an experienced roofing company can guide you through your options to select an optimal material choice for your building or residence.

Prep and Underlayment

Preparing the roof deck and applying underlayment are critical parts of metal roof installation, serving to protect it against moisture and weather elements and ensure watertightness for an airtight seal. Depending on which roofing company recommends it, synthetic or felt underlayments might be employed depending on their recommendations.

Installing Metal Panels

Once preparations have been finalized, roofing contractors can start installing metal roof panels. These interlock to form a continuous shield over your property; their proper installation can prevent leaks while prolonging its longevity; this is where professional expertise really shows through.

Shingle Replacement Vs. Metal Roofing Over Shingles

Many homeowners consider whether it would be possible to use metal roofing instead of replacing their shingles, saving both costs and hassle by installing over existing shingles instead of starting over from scratch. While installing metal over existing shingles can work out cost effectively initially but may lead to moisture being trapped underneath which leads to potential issues later down the line if left alone - an experienced roofing company should evaluate all factors thoroughly in order to recommend an optimal strategy for you.

Ensuring Adequate Ventilation

Metal roofs need adequate ventilation just like any other form of roofing material; ventilation prevents moisture build-up underneath metal panels which could otherwise result in mold, rot and reduced lifespan for your metal roof system. Your chosen roofing company should possess the experience required to guarantee optimal air circulation under their metal roofing panels ensuring optimum life and efficiency of their metal roof system.

Regular Maintenance and Inspection

Although metal roofs are known for being long-lived, regular inspections and minor roof repairs may still be needed over time to extend their lifespan and keep your metal roof in optimal condition. A reputable roofing company often offers maintenance services specifically tailored towards keeping metal roofs in peak condition.

Milledge Roofing Company

With proper installation and care, a metal roof can serve your property for decades. Protecting against weather extremes while adding visual appeal and protecting its value. From repairs or shingle replacement to full metal installation services, trust Milledge Roofing Company for guidance throughout this process.

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100% Satisfied! I highly recommend this company.  Mike is very kind, extremely knowledgeable, and professional. I called several companies and Mike/Milledge Roofing responded the quickest, answered all my questions, and also had the most reasonable price.  I am very pleased with the repairs done to my roof today.  Impressive company!*****

Rhonda Ottosen,
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My wife and I just bought a house and noticed that the roof needed to be fixed. Everyone that I talked to recommended this company and now I can see why. Mike is super friendly, quick to respond, and the quality of work is amazing! He and his team came out, quoted us, and had the new roof on within the week. We are very pleased with him and recommend them to anyone with roofing needs!

Jacob Gooch,
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I highly recommend Milledge Roofing and can't say enough about how professional, knowledgeable and caring they are.  Bret and Mike went above and beyond to make sure my family will stay safe.  They fixed what needed to be fixed and didn't try to sell me on anything and have proven to be a very trustworthy company.

Casey Hoorelbeke,
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They did a great job on our roof and the process was painless. Seth cash was very polite and helpful while helping me deal with my insurance claim and was always quick to respond when I had any questions. The roofers did a perfect job and there was no trash left or any damage to my plants. I would highly recommend them!

Betty Campbell,