Metal roofing has
truly come full circle during the past century. From
being a popular roofing material in the early 20th
century to being replaced by cheaper roofing materials
such as asphalt shingles during the past several
decades, to emerging once again as the premier roofing
system for commercial buildings and homes. There are
several trends and benefits that are fueling the growth.
The first benefit of metal roofing is its enhanced
performance caused by recent innovations in metal
roofing paint systems and coating technology. The
vast majority of today’s metal roofs use a Galvalume
coated steel substrate which virtually eliminates
worries about rust and corrosion. Galvalume steel
carries a limited 30 year warranty against rust and
corrosion, the best in the industry. And just as
important, paint systems now have outstanding resistance
to fading, chalking, and cracking under the most
stringent conditions. These paint systems use
cutting edge technology and inorganic pigments to
provide the maximum protection against harmful UV rays.
The second metal roofing benefit is that metal roofing
is very tough. When it comes to wind and weather
resistance, metal roofing stands alone. Metal roofing
meets the toughest wind, fire, and impact codes in the
country. Your metal roof will probably outlast you. Most
metal roofs last 3 to 4 times longer than an asphalt
The third benefit of metal roofing is that there is a
genuine concern in helping to maintain and improve the
environment for future generations. In this regard,
metal roofing meets the criteria of recycled content,
recyclability, and energy efficiency. Metal roofing is
one of the most energy efficient roofing systems
available and tests have shown that it can save you up
to 40% on cooling costs.
In addition, metal roofing is not asphalt based like
shingles, which means its production doesn’t continue to
fuel our country’s biggest addiction… oil.
Commercial Metal Roofing Systems
TriCounty offers both
exposed fastener and concealed
fastener metal roofing systems for residential,
commercial, and post-frame roofing applications.
metal roofing systems use screw fastener system that are
visible on the exterior of the metal roof surface after
installation. These exposed fastener metal roofing
systems are economical, have been in service for
decades, and are extremely popular in a wide variety of
metal roofing applications.
In concealed fastener metal
roofing systems, the screws are completely concealed and
protected by the steel roof surface. This metal roofing
system gives standing seam panels very clean,
aesthetically pleasing lines. The metal roofing system
also exhibits the very best in weather resistance and
durability since the metal roof fastener systems are not
exposed to the outside elements. We offer the three
primary types of standing seam metal roofing systems:
screw flange, snap lock, and mechanically seamed. Each
of these metal roofing system designs uses a slightly
different method to secure the panel to the metal roof.
Benefits of Metal
- Durable, long lasting
- Fire and high wind resistant
- Reduced heating and cooling
costs - up to 40%!
- Federal tax credit for energy
- Lightweight and quiet steel
Common Questions about
Are metal roofs
This is one of the biggest
misconceptions about residential metal roofing. People
who've experienced barns or other structures where the
metal roofing is visible from the interior can recall
the "pinging" noise that rain makes when it hits the
barn's metal roof. In a barn metal roofing is installed
without a solid roof deck, so there is no dampening
effect when something contacts the barn's metal roof.
In residential applications, metal roofing is installed
on a solid plywood deck, just like roofing shingles.
When installed in this manner, metal roofing is no
noisier than other roof materials.
Will a metal roof
Premium metal roofing products
utilize high strength Metal Construction Association
(MCA) certified steel that’s protected by an aluminum,
zinc, and silicon anti-corrosion coating, commercially
known as Galvalume®. The corrosion resistance of our
steel roof is so outstanding, even our unpainted metal
roof panels carry a 30 year limited warranty. We use
this same high performance steel with our 40 Year and
Lifetime series paint systems, giving you the highest
level of corrosion resistant roofing you can get in the
Beware of metal roofing that is
not Metal Construction Association certified as these
metal roofs could be constructed with inferior steel and
paint systems. Many metal roofing contractors and
companies will advertise a paint warranty, but the
underlying metal will not be warranted against
corrosion. Be sure to ask about base metal warranties
before you buy.
Does a metal roof
A metal roof has no greater chance of
being hit by lightning than any other type of roof.
Lightning typical targets the highest point in a given
area, regardless of material. In the event that your
roof is struck by lightning, a metal roof can actually
help prevent damage by dissipating the electrical
charge. Also, a metal roof is non-combustible.
How much do metal
As with most roofing cost and pricing
options, installation is a large percentage of the total
roof cost, and this metal roofing cost varies widely
depending on the complexity of your metal roof.
Depending on the metal roofing purchased and
installation, the total installed cost could vary from
$125 to $1100 per square. A square is equal to 100
square feet and is the measurement that is used to
determine the size of your roof coverage area for
quoting metal roofing prices. Since metal is a premium
upgrade, you can expect metal roofs to cost more
up-front than a quality asphalt shingle roof. However,
over the life of the roof, metal can save you over 60%
in total installation and maintenance costs.
Will I have to remove
my existing roof?
Because metal roofing is so
lightweight relative to its strength, metal roofs can
usually be installed over existing roof materials. It’s
very common for metal roofs to be installed directly on
top of asphalt shingles. This saves on labor costs and
disposal cost for stripping the old roof, not to mention
reducing landfill waste. Local building codes and the
condition of your current roof’s substructure will
ultimately determine if you can install your metal roof
in this manner.
What does the “29,
26, and 24 gauge” metal roofing mean?
The metal roofing gauge is a
measurement of the thickness of the metal, but it's
important to remember that the metal increases in
thickness as the gauge numbers decrease. Tri-County
offers several gauge options for metal roofing. Listed
in order from thinnest to thickest, they are Utility,
Econ 29, 29, 26, and 24 gauge. It's important to note
that 29 gauge metal roofing is the thinnest metal
recommended for residential applications. Our heavy duty
24 gauge metal roofing is recommended for those areas
with severe weather, high winds, or hail.
At Tri-County Roofing, we use only
the highest quality brand name materials that guarantee
you get the finest roofing systems possible.
Contact Tri-County Roofing
We can provide you with the
affordable metal roofing services you need with time-tested,
proven performance. There are many things to
consider when trying to determine the very best metal
system that is right for your building's needs.
To speak with one of our friendly
staff members for a free estimate and professional
consultation, please call
Tri-County Roofing today.
Office: (609) 228-6795
1880 Old Cuthbert Rd
Hill, NJ 08034
Office: (908) 875-1090
409 4TH St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Office: (610) 332-9579
1053 S 21st St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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