Now that you know a little more about what sheet metal roofing material is best suited for your needs and your budget, it’s important to consider the different installation options available to you. While your roofing contractor should know the best installation method for your situation, your roof, and your budget, understanding your options and what to expect is the best way to ensure you get a roof that can withstand the Louisville climate for years to come.
Your Metal Roofing Installation Guide
Styles of Metal Roofing
When you are choosing a style of metal roof, there are two options: shingle or sheet. The main differences between these two are aesthetics and cost, and we encourage you to discuss your budget and your style preferences with your roofers before they provide you with an estimate.
Shingle: Similar to other shingle roofs, metal shingles are cut in noticeable sections which are laid in an alternating pattern, making them easier to install and more affordable. Many are made to imitate to Spanish tiles or slate, and can give your home a beautiful, unique look. In addition, metal shingles can be installed over your existing asphalt shingles, eliminating the cost of tearing out your existing roof.
Panel or Sheet: This type of roofing is very obviously metal. Unlike shingles, it doesn’t imitate other roofing styles and has a tendency to look very industrial. Because of this, it is the perfect accent to a modern home and can be the right choice. Unfortunately, this type of roof cannot be installed on top of your asphalt shingles, and it comes in one long panel that must be custom cut to your roof’s particular shape and size. This means that sheet metal roofing is more expensive than metal shingles, but it could be just right for you.
Contact our team of roofing contractors today, and we’ll help you find a type and style of roof that is perfect for your needs and your budget.