Look around, and you’ll notice many metal roofing systems on homes and businesses throughout Colorado, including Denver and the surrounding area.
Once used almost exclusively for commercial buildings (think warehouses), metal roofs have become extremely popular for all kinds of applications.
Metal roofing offers great energy efficiency, and strong aesthetic “curb appeal” for any home or business.
Here in the Rocky Mountain West, heavy snow accumulating on your roof can cause major problems … from excess weight for the roof to bear, to “ice dams” that form and damage (or even crush) your gutters and downspouts.
Metal roofs are great for shedding snow… especially with the installation of snow-stops and snow-guards that are increasingly part of almost every metal roofing project.
And these days, with the proliferation of great metal roofing materials, you can get an energy-efficient, tough metal roof that replicates almost any roofing style… metal products that look like everything from tiles to shake-shingles… and, of course, the vertical panels (think “stripes”) that you see on so many mountain homes and commercial buildings.
The downside? Many metal roofing products can be dinged and dented by Colorado’s fierce hailstorms… and insurers are increasingly denying claims for repair or replacement of metal roofs that have suffered only the “cosmetic” damage of dents (and haven’t been penetrated).
Those damaged metal roofs, while ugly, are still functional… therefore, the insurance company often doesn’t feel they should pay for the repair!
For the best expert help in weighing the benefits and drawbacks of metal roofing for your home or commercial property, call the pros at SKYYGUARD. We do a lot of work with metal roofs, and our thorough, no-obligation inspection and report will help you determine the roofing choice that’s right for your building and your budget.