The advantages of a new metal roof for your Douglas home

For a durable, environmentally friendly, energy efficient alternative to traditional asphalt shingles, LJ Construction suggests that you consider the advantages of a metal roof for your Central Massachusetts home’s new roof.  With years of experience in installing these products, LJ Construction can help you select the new metal roof that’s right for your Douglas or Webster home.

The most common metal roof installations are extended seam (also known as standing seam metal roofing).  Typically made of aluminum or zinc-coated galvanized steel, extended seam metal roofing consists of vertically oriented panels with raised interlocking seams.  A wide range of colors is available to fit your Worcester area home’s color scheme.

Lifespan – With a useful service life of 50 years or more, a metal roof could last a lifetime.

Durability – Resistant to rust, fire, insects and mildew, a metal roof is highly impervious to the elements.

Low Maintenance – The vertically oriented seams help shed snow, ice and moisture and help to prevent ice dams.  It is also an ideal substrate for rooftop solar panels if you are investigating them for your Oxford or Southbridge home.

Green materials – Metal roof panels are typically made from at least 25% recycled materials and they are fully recyclable at the end of their useful life.  Add in the energy savings from the increased solar reflection compared to an asphalt roof and a metal roof boasts the lowest lifecycle costs of any roofing material.

With such a long lifespan and minimal maintenance costs, a standing seam metal roof provides perhaps the greatest lifetime return for new roof installations.  If you would like to find out more about investing in a new metal roof for your home, contact LJ Construction’s Dudley, MA offices today for a free site evaluation.