Does your Clarksville home need a new roof? At Sparks Roofing, we believe metal is one of the best materials to choose for a new roof. It offers longevity, durability, and affordability many other traditional materials can’t offer. If you’re ready to discuss your roofing project, give us a call today!

Nine Secrets About Metal Roofing

When you’re looking for a new roof, it can be tough to find the best material and an excellent roofing contractor in Clarksville. Fortunately, Sparks Roofing has been serving Clarksville, Nashville, and the surrounding areas for more than 40 years. Below are nine secrets we want you to know before you choose metal as your roofing material.

Secret # 1: Continuous Ridge Vent is more prominent

When compared to composite or shingle roofs, the ridge vent for metal is much more prominent. As you look up at a roof from the front yard or the street, you will notice the distinct look of metal roofing and the continuous ridge vent.

Secret # 2: Metal Replacement or Modification is Near Impossible for Homeowners

Once your metal roof is installed, we encourage you to not modify or replace the panels or pieces on your own. The installation and material require a professionals touch to ensure safety and integrity of the material. Keep this in mind when choosing a material type.

Secret # 3: Different Types of Metal Fare Differently in Bad Weather

When you choose to go with a metal roof, make sure it’s steel. Most metal roofs can fare a hailstorm, but if the chunks get too big, a metal roof softer than steel can take irreparable damage, which means paying for a replacement panel.

Secret # 4: Metal Roof is Tightly Sealed when Installed

Whether you have a low-pitched roof or a high-pitched roof, metal roofing material can be used. The metal roofing design requires a tight seal between panels, which protects from moisture from finding its way below the panels. It’s best to find a roofing company like Sparks Roofing that has decades of experience with metal roofing material.

Secret # 5: Metal Roof Material Warranties are Comparable to Traditional Materials

Metal roofing is resilient, durable, and tough. If you live in a fire-prone region, metal roofing does not catch fire. Also, termites and insects cannot eat or destroy metal roofing. You won’t’ find rot or mildew slowly destroying metal roofing. Finally, metal roofing does help with heat reduction and snow melting.

Secret # 6: Metal Roofing Does Not Attract Lightning Strikes

We understand if you’re concerned with a lightning strike hitting your home due to your roofing material. However, it’s been explained by the Metal Construction Association that Metal Roofing does not attract lightning. Lightning takes the path of least resistance to earth, which means metal roofing reduces the chance of a lightning strike.

As stated by the Metal Construction Association:

“Because metal roofing is both and electrical conductor and a noncombustible material, the risks associated with its use and behavior during a lightning even make it the most desirable construction available.”

Secret # 7: Metal Roofing Does Not Produce More Noise

A common concern for many homeowners is the increase in noise from rain or hail when a metal roof is installed on their home. When correctly installed, metal roofing material is no noisier than other traditional roofing materials like composite or shingles. Additionally, your home’s insulation and attic help reduce any excess noise from any type of roofing material.

Secret # 8: Metal Roofing Can Be Installed Over Current Roofing

Ideally, we want to remove the existing roofing material to install a metal roof. However, it is possible, in most cases, to install a metal roof over the existing material. Removing your existing roof can get messy and does raise the cost of the project, but it’s a better way to ensure your roof’s integrity.

Choose Sparks Roofing in Clarksville!

We’ve been serving the Clarksville, Nashville, and surrounding areas for more than 40 years with metal, composite, and other roofing materials. We strive to deliver the best customer service possible paired with expert craftsmanship when installing your roof. If you’re ready to discuss a new roof installation, give us a call today!