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.

WIND DAMAGED ROOFS IN CLEVELAND, AKRON, AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Tis the season! The season for fluke storms that cause wind and hail damage to roofs, that is. Asphalt roofs are subject to blow off for some of the following reasons:

IMPROPER INSTALLATION

1. Nail pattern wasn’t followed properly

2. Installed in cold weather which never allowed them to seal to one another

3. Staples instead of nails were used to install them

Metal roofs are warranted with a non pro-rated lifetime warranty to provide coverage for winds up to 130 m.p.h., or more. They mechanically attach to each other, so they don’t rely on sealants to keep them attached. And needless to say, staples are never used when installing a metal roof. Plus, there’s no way NOT to follow the nail pattern due to the design of each panel.

 

 

DISTINCTIVE METAL ROOFING ADDS NEW PRODUCT LINE!

Distinctive Metal Roofing adds Edco’s “Arrowline Slate” to their metal roofing lineup! Providing the same high integrity product that people have come to expect from us, the look of slate compliments many homes in Northeast Ohio. Many have told us that they love the look of their slate roof but don’t want to spend the money to replace it, not to mention the costs of repairing it every year as tiles crack. Metal roofing requires no maintenance or repair and comes with a non pro-rated LIFETIME transferable warranty. This gives you peace of mind for as long as you own your home and added resale value when you go to sell it. Protect your family and home by making the smartest, and last roofing purchase you’ll ever make with a beautiful, eco-friendly, permanent roof from Distinctive Metal Roofing. You’ll be so happy you did!

ArrowLine Enhanced Slate

COMPOSITE / SYNTHETIC SLATE MATERIALS – A GOOD ROOFING CHOICE FOR CLEVELAND?

Always on the lookout for new permanent products that may provide a good alternative to asphalt, we’ve examined several manufacturer’s synthetic, or “composite” slate shingles. Why wouldn’t we consider them? They’re gorgeous, much lighter than slate, a fraction of the cost of slate, and much easier to install with no maintenance needed. We were hopeful that we had found a compliment to our metal roofing selections for those interested in a slate roof, without the budget for slate.

As usual, we explored the warranty. And keep in mind, this is a material that rivals metal from a cost perspective, though again, much less expensive than real slate. What did we find in the warranty of several manufacturers? Believe it or not, pro-rated warranties, just like these companies provide for their asphalt products. The best of the warranties offered its 50 year pro-rated warranty with a non pro-rated period for “7 years against manufacturing defects that cause leaks”.

However, our biggest cause for concern came from a paragraph under “LIMITATIONS”. It read “Shading, stains, or discoloration to the shingles arising from outside sources such as but not limited to the sun, algae, fungus, moss, lichens or other vegetation, mole or mildew growth, or paints, chemicals or other similar materials.” Alright…so now we know that there’s no warranty against fading (shading , as they term it) or discoloration from the sun…PERIOD. Keep in mind that this is a polymer (plastic) material.

Conclusion? We’re not going near this product any more than we’re going near an asphalt product. Both appear to be temporary, with pro-rated warranties. Do you expect more from your roofing warranty? Let us know…we’d love to hear from you.

Hail or Wind Damaged Roof in the Cleveland Ohio area?

Here in Northeast Ohio, and in so many places throughout the country, hail and wind have really taken their toll on so many temporary asphalt roofs this Spring. Had those roofs been Kassel and Irons steel roofs, you would have been worry free. With interlocking, tongue in groove steel panels, shingle loss or uplift is a thing of the past (non pro-rated warranty for life up to 120 m.p.h. winds).

As for hail, it doesn’t have a chance with a steel panel. The surface is corrugated to provide tensile strength and already has a slightly dimpled appearance. The panels have been tested by Underwriters Laboratory against a 2″ steel ball traveling at peak velocity. Warranted against hail damage for as long as you own your home (with the same non pro-rated warranty mentioned above), your storm worries are over forever when you’ve made the smart choice of a metal roof from Distinctive Metal Roofing. Call today for your FREE estimate. We know you’ll be glad you did.

Get what you pay for…what a concept! Metal Roofing!!

How many things in this world can you buy and really feel that you’ve received what you’ve paid for? With metal roofing from Distinctive Roofing, you get MORE than what you’ve paid for. For the many who have already purchased a metal roof, they know how nice it is not to have to ever think about their roof again….ever! Even the best car, the best audio equipment, the best computer….just about the best of ANYTHING needs some type of maintenance investment in it at one time or another, or simply needs to be replaced. But a metal roof needs nothing from you….ever! How great is that?

METAL ROOFING IN CLEVELAND AND HIGH PRESSURE SALES PEOPLE

You’ve seen and heard it all before. The salesperson that tells you that if you don’t buy today, the savings won’t exist tomorrow. We’ve even heard stories about roofing sales people that won’t leave your house unless you sign, or give a great reason as to why you won’t…even after being asked to leave! In our opinion, there’s another term for this other than “high pressure”!

At Distinctive Metal Roofing, we take a consultative approach to working with you. Our first goal is to assess your needs. What’s going on with your roof that’s lead you to call us in the first place? Then, we’ll see if our products will meet your needs. We’ll educate you on metal roofing along the way and compare and contrast our material to the other options you have so you can make an informed decision. A new roof is an important purchase and we’ll do all we can to help you make the RIGHT decision, even if that decision is not to move forward with us. While metal roofing is for most people, it’s not for everyone, and not everyone can afford it. We know that, and you won’t hurt our feelings if you’re as honest with us as we are with you.

We’re interested in helping you and we look forward to working with all of our friends in northeast Ohio….ethically, with caring and integrity. It’s the only way we know.

Ohio
36040 Caronia Circle
Avon, Ohio 44011

440-785-2436

Pennsylvania:
322 North Shore Drive
Bldg. 1B, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-748-1795

Distinctive Metal Roofing is a proud member of the Metal Roofing Alliance