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What Is Galvalume®?2022-11-30T15:24:25+00:00

Galvalume® is a tough and durable coating used to protect steel. Galvalume® metal roofing systems last longer, require less maintenance, and offer great value. A standing seam metal roofing system can use Galvalume®. The metal panels are not fastened to the roof because of a hidden fastening system. Compared to other high-quality metal roofing materials, Galvalume® costs the least amount of money. Galvalume® is designed to combine the toughness and strength of zinc with the rust-resistance of aluminum.

Will Metal Roofs Rust?2022-11-27T16:39:39+00:00

Any steel roof can rust, Galvalume included. If there are cut edges without proper hems, the steel roof can rust quickly if it is scratched, perforated, or not properly maintained. Most metals rust or develop a patina over time when in contact with oxygen and water, also called oxidation.

Are Metal Roofs Noisy?2022-11-27T00:12:58+00:00

Metal roofs are not noisy. There is a misconception that all metal roofs make a lot of noise. Most metal roofs are designed and installed to be no louder than any other roof type, even if some systems can experience noise in certain circumstances, some can be louder than others, there are people who want to hear the sound of rain. metal roofs can be installed in a way that makes noise as loud or as quiet as you want.

Why Are Metal Roofs Expensive?2022-11-26T23:47:57+00:00

A metal roof promises many years of service at a high price. Though this range is comparable to the costs of other premium roofing products. High-end metals run as much as 7 times the cost of asphalt shingles. The installation labor is more expensive than other types of roofing because of the specialized training, knowledge, tools, and equipment it requires. That isn’t to say that homeowners won’t get back their initial investment. A high-quality metal roof is likely the last roof your home will ever need. 

What Metal Roof Is Best?2022-11-26T23:17:11+00:00

Standing seam roofing and exposed fastener metal roofing systems. These two types of roofs are used very often, but there are some important differences between them. When it comes time to put a new roof on your home, you should definitely consider one of these options. While both metal roof systems have their place in the roofing industry, a standing seam metal roof is the best choice for residential purposes.

What’s The Difference Between Architectural and Regular Shingles?2022-11-26T19:00:49+00:00

The three-tab or strip shingles have a flat appearance and are the most common shingles. An architectural shingle has an additional layer of shingle material laminated on top to provide a more interesting appearance on the roof. The warranty on architectural shingles is more substantial than that on standard strip shingles. In North Carolina, sphalt shingles remain the most popular roof covering. The market has been dominated by architectural shingles in the last few years.

Are Metal Roofs Expensive?2022-11-26T18:43:17+00:00

Metal roofing costs more up front than other options, such as asphalt shingles. However, once you evaluate the life cycle of the roof, metal can be less expensive than asphalt shingles. Metal roofs last much longer than asphalt shingles, which will need to be replaced multiple times in order to match the longevity of metal roofing. It is important to find a roofing contractor who has proven experience in metal roofing. All metal roofs aren’t the same. There are different materials, gauges, and thicknesses, fastening options, and styles of metal roofing. At 50 North Roofing, we can give you the information you need to make an educated decision about the type of metal roof you want or need for your home. We will make sure that you are prepared for the whole process and know what to expect.

How Long Does A Shingle Roof Last?2022-11-26T18:21:48+00:00

It’s hard to say which product is best because of all the different products available. Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing materials used in North Carolina. They tend to last around 25 years. Hiring a competent and experienced roofing contractor is crucial. 50 North Roofing will install a high-quality roofing system that’s durable, long lasting and well worth the investment. In addition to the basics such as underlayment, flashing, and ventilation, all the different components of the roof are critical to getting the most life out of your roof. 50 North Roofing offers additional warranties because we are accredited by the major manufacturers.

What Should I Expect During The Roof Replacement Process?2022-11-26T17:46:28+00:00

If you have never gone through the process before, replacing a roof can be frightening. A check list of items that will make the job much more comfortable for you is what 50 North Roofing prepares you well ahead of the start of the job. 50 North Roofing will work to protect you and your home during the roof replacement process, and make sure your household items are protected as well. Loud noise will be the main thing to expect during the process. Choosing a roofing contractor like 50 North Roofing, offers our clients peace of mind when they hire us to replace their roof.

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