By Evelyn Witterholt.
Although metal roofs are seen as a more favorable choice for residential roofs, customers will likely have questions and concerns that you’ll need to address. If you offer residential metal roofing services to customers, Metal Depots has compiled and answered the top three questions they may have about metal roofs:
The up-front cost of a metal roof is usually higher compared to traditional asphalt. However, the life cycle cost is highly advantageous due to longevity, energy efficiency and less of a need for maintenance. Metal roofs are known to be energy efficient in how they keep homes cool during the warmer months. Because of this, homeowners will likely see a reduction in their home energy costs. Metal Depots also says that “you could also potentially see a reduction in your homeowner's insurance premiums because our metal roofing panels are covered by UL Class A Fire Rating, UL 90 wind uplift rating and our Class 4 UL Impact Resistance (hail) rating.”
Your customers can rest easy knowing that metal roofs are one of the most durable roofing types on the market. According to Metal Depots, “Metal roofs are more resistant to extreme weather than traditional asphalt shingles and require less maintenance. They can also last over 40 years, while asphalt shingles typically need to be replaced every 15-18 years.” Also, Metal Depots offers industry-leading paint warranties, which can help customers maintain their roofs for longer.
Customers may have already been doing their research on metal roofing products but gotten stumped when they have to decide what gauge they need. You can communicate with them that the gauge of a metal roof means how thick it is. 22-gauge metal panels are the thickest and 29 gauge is the thinnest. As the gauge number goes down, the panels and trim are thicker and heavier. 26 and 29 gauge are used for most residential applications while 24 and 22 gauge are used for commercial and industrial applications. With your help and the help of Metal Depots representatives, customers will have an easier time determining which metal roof is right for their homes.
Evelyn works as a writer for RoofersCoffeeShop, MetalCoffeeShop and AskARoofer. When she isn’t writing about roofing, she’s either at the gym lifting weights or curled up on the couch watching a movie.
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