Metal roofing installed all fall and winter long!

 

fallCan a metal roofing be installed when it’s cold? This is a great question and a common concern of many homeowners.

So far we’ve been lucky….60+ degrees in November with no temperature forecasts through December of less than 30 degrees! Could this be a sign of another mild winter heading our way? Hope so!

Most home owners want to get their new roof installed before the weather turns cold. If your roof is reaching its end of life, don’t wait until your roof completely breaks down. A small leak can lead to bigger problems, causing expensive interior damage to your home.

What if the weather forecast dramatically changes and old man winter appears without warning? Unlike asphalt shingles, which become brittle when the weather turns cold, and rely upon adhesives that require warm temperatures to “activate” and prevent water from entering your home, a quality metal roof can be installed year-round. Installing a Distinctive Metal Roofing system in the winter is the same as it is in the summer – only a little colder!

Give us a call…we are available year-round. We’ll provide you with a FREE ballpark metal roofing estimate for your home over the phone, and if the cost is within your budget range, we’ll meet to show you samples and answer all of your questions while effortlessly guiding you through the process of selecting your new metal roof.

The Distinctive Metal Roofing Team looks forward to working with you!

Cleveland / Akron Roof Installers: Standing Seam

A standing seam roof in Cleveland

Standing seam roofing is often referred to as “barn roofing”,  and it’s becoming a popular choice for roofing Akron & Cleveland area homes. Unfortunately, there are many purveyors of these products who do not follow through with quality standing seam roof installation.

Every new standing seam roof installation requires:

  • deck preparation
  • underlayment
  • fabrication
  • placement
  • fastening
  • flashing

Metal provides unique opportunities for protecting your home, but in the wrong hands, those opportunities can be lost by an installer who does not specialize in metal.

Choosing the Right Standing Seam Roof Installer

You’ve made the decision to purchase a standing seam metal roof; good move. Now, don’t compromise that good decision with the poor choice of a roof installer.

Just going through a list of what to do isn’t enough; your contractor must know how to do it right. There are differences in installation techniques. Distinctive Metal Roofing installs every standing seam roof with attention to detail that other installers just don’t. Though we won’t go into detail here, our installation practices are the very best in the industry. They are 1 ingredient of our “secret sauce”, and we will only share them with you in-person.

The difference between a bad installation and a great installation is huge, and will only become more obvious over the coming years. At the very least, ensure that your roof installer is following the manufacturers’ instructions for installation, and adheres to all local building standards.

A Great Product Deserves Great Installation

You, having decided on a metal roof, deserve great service, great product, great installation, and great peace of mind. Distinctive Metal Roofing will provide you with these things, and more.  We’re right here, in your community and a part of it. We know about the challenges our local environment can throw at a roof…and we know how to protect your home.

Early Decisions on a Roof: Cleveland / Akron Home Building

new home construction

With new homes being designed and built specifically for owners in Cleveland & Akron, roofing decisions need to come early in the building process. We know that no matter where you build a new home, there are thousands of choices to be made. In Akron and Cleveland: roof choices carry extra weight because of the weather we enjoy!

A Metal Roof for Your New Home

You started thinking about and planning your new home build from the ground up…but don’t save your roofing decision for last! Consider a metal roof for your new home; a roof that will last a lifetime.

Standard, asphalt shingles (a builder’s usual choice for roofing) provide only temporary protection for your home and family, lasting only 15 years. The roof will begin to break down the very minute it is installed. Breakdowns in common roofing products result in compromise the beauty of your new home, and the function of the roof: to protect your home, and all it contains, from the elements. You can learn more about how asphalt roofs fail here. In contrast, a metal roof from Distinctive Metal Roofing actually adds value to your investment.

Make a Roofing Decision Once

Our metal roofing products carry lifetime warranties that even transfer with the sale of the home. However, if you plan to stay in your home for the long term, you can be assured that this is the last roof you will ever need. With low maintenance, long-lasting beauty, and our exceptional service, you can actually enjoy your roofing decision for years to come.

The roof on your brand new home should function as a system, just like the HVAC and other mechanical systems each new build requires. Why not decide on a roofing system that lasts, saves energy, and protects?

We will be happy to talk to you, your architect, or builder about exploring our metal roofing options for your new home. Don’t settle for a product that though intended to protect your most valuable asset, is known to fail.

MANY NEW METAL ROOFS IN OHIO AND PENNSYLVANIA!

From Edinboro, Gibsonia and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to Cleveland, Wakeman, Amherst, Westlake, Berea, Hudson, and Hinckley Ohio we’ve been crazy busy and we’re loving every minute of it! If you keep up with our posts, please forgive my inability to keep up with adding photos of each job. However, if you’re a FACEBOOK user, it’s been quick and easy for me to post almost every job there and you’re welcome to LIKE us there.

METAL ROOFING LOW INTEREST RATE LOANS

Metal roofing loans in Cuyahoga County in Ohio can be a steal right now through the county’s H.E.L.P. program. At 3% below market rate, interest is almost non existent. Qualification is easy and approval happens within 7 – 10 days. Local banks are able to provide more details on this wonderful home improvement loan program. What a great way to afford a new metal roof! Please see the link below for more information about this never before seen program.

Cuyahoga County Low Interest Rate Loan Program

 

 

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ASPHALT ROOFING – CONTENTS AND WHY IT FAILS EARLY

As intelligent U. S. citizens, why are most still buying this product? Paying attention to the following excerpt from a leading temporary asphalt roofing manufacturer, what do you see? Filler, loose top coatings (granules) that fall off early, and very little asphalt (which used to be what made the product last 25 – 30 years, sometimes longer). Is there any wonder why we’re seeing most asphalt roofs fail between 8 – 15 years?? On top of this, many call asphalt roofing “fiberglass roofing” now. What percentage is fiberglass here? They’re very talented at being misleading, that much we know, and many, many people fall for their tactics. Please click on the table to enlarge.

HEY CLEVELAND AND NORTHEAST OHIO…. READ THOSE ROOFING WARRANTIES!

If I tell you that I’ll warrant your toaster against manufacturing defects for 30, 40, 50 years, or a “lifetime”, do you think your toaster will last for 30, 40, 50 years, or a “lifetime”? Notice, I didn’t say I’d warrant your toaster’s serviceability for a “lifetime”.

Time and time again, I’m told that someone has replaced their roof with a 30, 40, 50, or “Lifetime” asphalt roof. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the only thing that’s “Lifetime” about an asphalt roof is that you’ll be replacing it over and over again…for a LIFETIME. What’s really covered for those time periods? Do you know? Well, if you’re like me and want to know what you’re buying, you’ll research expensive purchases pretty thoroughly. Most people don’t, unfortunately. They’re the ones who keep buying asphalt roofs and wonder why they’ve failed “prematurely”. The thing is, they haven’t failed prematurely in most cases, they’ve just failed against a homeowner’s unrealistic expectations that they’d last 30, 40, 50 years, or a “Lifetime”.

Asphalt roofing warranties will typically tell you that most things that can happen to an asphalt roof (blow offs, failure to seal, granule loss, streaking, etc.) are only covered for a VERY limited period of time, and often pro-rated during that time, or immediately after. What IS covered for 30, 40, 50 years, or “Lifetime” is manufacturing defects.

When’s the last time you used a warranty for a “manufacturing defect” to get a replacement for anything you’ve  purchased? Yep, that’s what I thought. We’re too smart to be fooled by asphalt warranties that have been used as marketing ploys for years by the asphalt roofing industry. Metal roofing warranties really mean “lifetime” when they say it….your lifetime, and even then, many are transferable to the next owner. Please call me and I’ll send you an asphalt warranty and our metal roofing warranty and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about once you compare and contrast the two. An excerpt from one of the major asphalt players appears next to this post. Unfathomable that they  say “lifetime” and “15 years” in the very same sentence, no? And later in the warranty, it tells us that the algae warranty is pro-rated after the first year. Tricky stuff!

INSURANCE COVERING YOUR ROOFING COSTS??

It’s amazing! There are about 15 homes that directly surround me on my semi-circle type street. Some of us have received settlements for a complete roof replacement (and then some) and others haven’t! Yet all have seen the same weather issues (excessive wind/hail), all built our homes 12 years ago within months of each other, and we all need new roofs. Fortunately, I was one of the lucky ones and will be replacing my ugly asphalt roof (that needed to be replaced 2 years ago, after only 10 years of service) with a metal roof, of course. I plan on staying in my house for the long haul so it makes perfect sense to never replace my roof again, as will be the case with a Kassel and Irons “KasselWood” roof. So if you’re in doubt about whether your roof will be covered based on your neighbor’s experience, don’t hesitate to call your insurance agent and file a claim if you’re constantly replacing blown off shingles or believe your roof has been  hail damaged, regardless of the age of your roof. It may be worth it in a BIG$$ way!

AKRON LOVES METAL ROOFING!

And Distinctive Metal Roofing loves Akron! If you’re thinking about a new asphalt roof for your Akron home, please consider metal roofing from Distinctive Metal Roofing. We’re the experts in northern Ohio. Metal roofing is our focus, and we are expert installers of the world’s finest, longest lasting, greenest, and most beautiful metal roofing materials available. Whether your roof is wind damaged, hail damaged, or is simply worn out, we have a roof that will last you decades. It’ll be the last roof you ever buy.

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STREAKED ASPHALT ROOFS – ONLY 8 YEARS OLD!

Lots of streaking going on, and we don’t mean the clothe-less type. These photos were taken in Highland Park, an Avon, Ohio community. Clearly, the “algae inhibitors” didn’t do much good. Since approximately 1/2 the view of all homes is the roof, think of how much nicer these once beautiful homes would look with no streaking. Metal roofs never streak, of course. Not now, not 50 years from now.

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36040 Caronia Circle
Avon, Ohio 44011

440-785-2436
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322 North Shore Drive
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Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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