Metal Roofing Services
Metal Roof Installation for Wisconsin Commerical & Industrial Buildings
Ridged sheet metal roofing is an increasingly popular alternative to built-up roofing for both low-slope and steep slope roofs. Although the initial cost is higher than built-up roofs and other flat roof systems, the longer service life and virtually total absence of maintenance costs make it an appealing alternative.
Our sheet metal supplier offers a range of color options, which can be used to great effect in coordinating colors with other architectural elements on your building. The roofs look great, keep out water, and last a long time.
How long does a metal roof last?
From Madison to Milwaukee, properly installed, a good metal roof can easily last 40 years. A quality installation is essential to the integrity of a metal roof, and something you can count on with Alois Roofing. Our project portfolio showcases some of the quality metal roofs we have installed in southeastern Wisconsin.
Frequently Asked Questions
One of the main disadvantages of a Metal roof is the price. Some other disadvantages include noisiness during rain or hail storms and can be hard to color match on repairs.
Depending on the type of metal used, the size and the shape of the roof, prices can range anywhere from $15,000 to upwards of $30,000. Although Metal roofs are a costly investment, they will make up for it in lifespan and durability.
Extensive research has been done showing Metal roofs do not attract lightning. Metal roofs can actually be safer than other roofing materials as they disperse the force of the strike and prevent hot spots that would start a fire on other roofing materials.
There are a number of advances in the roofing industry that are able to prevent rusting on Metal roofs. With paint systems, finishes or other treatments, Metal roofs can go their entire lifetime without rusting.
Characteristics of Metal Roofing
- Longer service life than other roofing
- Installation is quicker than other roofing systems and can be installed on an existing roof (no tear-off required)
- Excellent fire resistance
- Not affected by heat or cold
- Good variety of colors and profiles
- Low maintenance
- Environmentally friendly (100% recyclable)
- Proper installation is critical
- Susceptible to denting from hail
- Painted metal can peel, chip and fade over time