INSTALL A NEW ASPHALT ROOF IN THE COLD WEATHER?

Verbatim, this is a printed statement from a GAF Smart Choice Shingle “Lifetime” Limited Warranty. If you’ve installed asphalt shingles of any kind since September, you have cause for concern….

“All self-sealing shingles, including GAF’s, must be exposed to warm, sunny conditions for several days before they completely seal. Before sealing occurs, shingles are vulnerable to blow-offs and wind damage. Shingles installed in fall or winter may not seal until the following spring. Shingles installed in the fall or winter may not seal until the following spring. Singles which are not exposed to direct sunlight or to adequate surface temperatures or that are not fastened properly may never seal. Failure to seal, blow-offs, and wind damage under these circumstances result from the nature of self sealing shingles, not a manufacturing defect, and are not covered under this warranty.”

Integrity of an installer means everything. We’ve seen many asphalt roofs installed this winter by unscrupulous asphalt roofing installers. Did you get a “better deal” because the company was slow in the winter?  The best asphalt roofing companies simply DON’T install asphalt roofing in the winter months. Fortunately, metal can be installed any time of year as there are no “blow off” or “sealing” issues related to metal roofing.

HAIL DAMAGED ROOFS IN CLEVELAND, AKRON, AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Once again, Spring is here with the potential for both wonderful, and not so wonderful weather. Predictions have been made for a rough Spring. Should hail appear during a storm, it’s important to inspect your roof for hail damage. Hail can cause significant granule loss wherever it strikes which leads to direct sun exposure to the underlying asphalt on the shingles it effects. This will lead to cracked shingles over time and the potential for leaks. Have an insurance inspector analyze the damage after a storm if you suspect damage to your asphalt roof.

Metal roofing isn’t subject to hail damage like an asphalt roof is. Corrugated steel panels are dimpled to begin with and standing seam roofs don’t generally show dimpling. Both products are warranted for hail penetration. Kassel and Irons steel roofing is warranted for a lifetime against hail and wind uplift on a non pro-rated basis. You won’t find asphalt roofing manufacturers offering any protection for hail damage in their warranties.

HAIL DAMAGED ROOFS IN CLEVELAND, AKRON, AND SURROUNDING AREAS

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.

WIND DAMAGED ROOFS IN CLEVELAND, AKRON, AND SURROUNDING AREAS

 

 

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!

DISTINCTIVE METAL ROOFING ADDS NEW PRODUCT LINE!
ArrowLine Enhanced Slate

Northeast Ohio homeowners ask, “how much is a metal roof in comparison to asphalt?”

When discussing the issue of cost, it’s worth remembering that when you are considering a permanent roofing solution, as compared to a temporary roofing solution (asphalt), think hard about your objectives. Here’s a list that will help you qualify yourself as a good candidate for a metal roof…

1) do you plan on living in your house for more than 15 years?

2) are you at an age where you can see yourself replacing your roof at least two times, including this time (keeping in mind that a temporary asphalt roof lasts, on average, 12 – 15 years…sometimes as little as 9)?

3) do you enjoy the thought of owning something you’ve purchased that looks and performs as well today as it will 50+ years from now?

4)  are you someone that appreciates environmentally friendly products?

5) would you prefer a “one time fix” to an ongoing need?

6) do you enjoy feeling that you really got something of value for what you paid for it?

7) can you justify a long term investment vs. a short term purchase if it saves you a lot of money in the long run?

If you answered “YES!” to one or more of the above questions, you may very well be someone that would appreciate the benefits of a metal roof. While costs vary considerably from roof to roof based on size, complexity, and steepness, the best way to find out how much a metal roof will cost is to have Distinctive Metal Roofing provide you with a FREE quote. It’s simple and easy. While we’re at it, we’ll help you make the right decision for your set of circumstances. NO PRESSURE, NO OBLIGATION….PROMISE! Please Email or call….we’re here to help.

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?

Ohio
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