Erie Construction Co., Erie Construction Mid West
Month: May, 2013
Why Metal Roofs have Becoming So Popular

A roof is something most of us don’t want to bother with or think about. The truth of the matter is that if you have an asphalt roof, (many people do) you are going to have to replace it every 10-15  years! Ouch! Asphalt is popular because it’s relatively cheap and is readily available. Whether you like it or not, a roof is incredibly valuable to your home.  It can be a beautiful accent to your house or business or an ugly nightmare causing thousands of dollars  in damage to your home or business.
Think about it,  the one thing that any structure must have is a roof. It is the most important component to any structure protecting you and others from rain wind snow and disaster. So why would you even think of cutting corners when it comes to your roof? If you’re tired of dealing with roofing issues every time inclement weather rolls in, you really should consider metal roofs. Local inspectors say, they will stand up to any weather condition and will be the last roof you’ll ever need!

Whatever you do, make sure you choose the right metal roofing contractor. You want a company that will show the pros and cons of each roofing material and who treats you like family. Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a trusted leader in the metal roofs industry because we offer the highest quality product at a fair and honest price. This is how we built our stellar reputation and it’s why much of our business is from referrals from our satisfied customers. We will be there for you from start to finish. One thing that sets us apart is that if you need us after your job is complete, we will be there for you then, as well. If you are interested in learning more about roofing materials we would love to sit down with you and show you why many are going metal and never turning back!

Choose a Durable, Maintenance Free, Fade Free Roof

When it comes to roofing, there is nothing more obnoxious than your roof becoming more and more faded. As far as asphalt roofing goes, it really takes no time before color fade starts to set in. Another annoying thing about asphalt is its shelf life. I mean 10-15 years? That’s it, before you need to start thinking about replacing your roof? These are all reason s why many are ditching asphalt once and for all.  Metal roofs are fast becoming the “go to” material. A big reason why is that it’s incredibly durable.

It has been proven time after time, storm after storm, that metal performs better than any other roofing product. Metal roofs have a very high wind rating which makes them a great choice for durability.  Another benefit is that you will never have to worry about your roof fading ever again! The paint finish is a ceramic based paint in which the color of the roof is baked on in a furnace.

If that’s not enough to convince you. Think about this. According to an article published by the Metal Roofing Association,  the appraised value of a home will increase by $1.35 per sq. ft. when it has a metal roof. Not only does it add value to your home, metal roofs actually saves you money – on roofing maintenance costs and on your energy bills. Regular asphalt shingle roofing systems need re-roofing (plus interim maintenance and shingle replacement) anywhere from 5 to 15 years. Metal means you will likely never re-roof again, or have to worry about damage, leaks or missing shingles. For saving money, metal is second to none. In fact, having one on your home can actually lower your heating and air conditioning bills year round. In the summer, metal’s scientifically tested reflective coatings keep your home cooler with less energy. In the winter its insulating properties keep heat in, saving you energy and money. Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a trusted leader in the industry and would love to show you why many are making the switch and reaping the rewards.

Why Many are “Going Metal” and Never Looking Back

There is nothing more aggravating than having to deal with roofing problems every time it storms. Asphalt is a popular roofing option because it’s readily available and it’s fairly inexpensive. The problems with it is that it doesn’t hold up to heavy winds and needs to be replaced every 10-15 years. Metal roofs are gaining in popularity with both commercial and residential properties because of how extremely durable they are. They will withstand extreme weather conditions without even flinching and with proper maintenance home inspectors say it’s the last roof you’ll ever need. 

No matter what type of roof you choose, the purpose of your roof is to protect your home and all your possessions. This is why it is vital for you to protect your roof. If your roof is not properly installed, an unforeseen problem may result in the loss of your home and everything inside it. 

There are lots of things that you could do in order to lengthen the life of your roof. For instance, you could installing a new gutter system, adding lighting rods, or redirecting the water run off so that it does not land at the base of your home. These simple enhancements can help provide you with a safe and reliable roofing system for years to come.  The bottom line is that if you are sick and tired of dealing with roofing issues every few years, you really owe it to yourself to consider metal roofing. Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a trusted leader in the metal roof industry and would love to show you why metal is quickly becoming the “go to” material for homeowners who never want to replace their roofs again!

Stop Replacing your Roof every 10-15 Years

We all know when you own a home you need to stay on top of things and fix them before the problem either gets worse or something else breaks. It’s just part of home ownership. Some problems are small but unfortunately, some are bigger and more costly. One of the biggest areas that seems to keep homeowners on their toes is residential roofing. Asphalt is a very popular option for many homeowners but they are not durable. The biggest problem with them is that they do not hold up in stormy conditions and on average only last 10-15 years. It’s never good news to find out you have a problem roof that needs to be replaced.

If you are looking for a more durable and energy efficient solution for your home then you need to consider a metal roof. Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a trusted leader in the industry because we offer the highest quality product at a fair and honest price.

So why is a metal roof becoming so popular? For starters, it is the strongest product available which is why it’s the new go to material for not only commercial properties but residential as well. They  can last 50 or even 100 years if properly installed and proper maintenance is carried out. According to National Association of Home Builders other types of roofs such as asphalt can last anywhere from 10-15 years, under the same conditions. So when do you want to replace your roof after 10-15 years, or after 50 plus? I know my answer. Plus, a metal roof is great for the environment  and extremely energy efficient. Even better, home builders say you will see a reduction on your energy bills in a short amount of time.