Why Stump Metal Is Better Than An Asphalt Shingle Roof
Energy savings are near the top of the list!
Standing Seam Metal Roofing Pros:
- More resistant to weather wear and tear
- More resistant to fire from another structure
- Reflects suns rays
- 40+ year life expectancy
Asphalt Shingle Roofing Cons:
- Deteriorate quickly in severe weather
- Catch on fire easily
- Absorbs suns rays
- 15 - 18 year life expectancy
Severe weather conditions, such as high winds, sleet and hail, as well as normal heat, cold, rain, snow and ice eventually deteriorate even the best grade of asphalt shingles. This deterioration results in leaks that may not be discovered until severe roof damage is done and the leak has affected structural integrity as well as walls and ceilings. Then there’s fire. Traditional asphalt shingles can actually catch fire rather easily. This becomes a liability when a nearby structure is on fire and is sending burning embers into the air. This is not true of a high quality, properly installed standing seam metal.
Another aspect of metal roofing is the Energy Savings it provides. While shingles tend to soak up & absorb the heat, the paint on metal contains reflective properties that actually reflect the sun's rays away from the structure. This allows for your attic to stay cooler and that in turn helps keep your building cooler overall. Which in turn helps relieve stress on cooling components for your building as well.
Furthermore, the cost of shingle roof repair adds up over the years and eventually the roofing material will have to be replaced (shingle roofs have an average life span of 15-18 years). A high quality metal roof on the other hand, can be expected to last a lifetime with minimal upkeep making it a worthwhile investment. Although the initial cost is higher than a shingle roof, metal will be your best financial bet over the long run.
The trick however, is to ensure you have the right roofing contractor. There is a huge difference between not only the products they use but also between the abilities, experience and attitudes of the roofing contractors themselves. This is where Stump Metal Roofing seems to have a huge advantage over most other roofing contractors.
The Stump Metal Difference Near Northern Indiana
From humble beginnings replacing barn roofs, right up until today, the team at Stump Metal Roofing has grown to become the premiere source for standing seam metal installation and repair in northern Indiana. Stump's metal roofs come with a 35 year warranty, which means that no repair or maintenance is expected in that period of time. In addition to durability, metal roofs add a distinctive appearance to any building, although with their growing popularity, metal is becoming less and less unique. Stump's roofs can be had in over 30 colors, styles and substrates including alloy steel, copper, tin and zinc.
Because standing seam metal requires on-site fabrication in order to fit each roof design, Stump has developed strong skills in custom fabrication. Their one-of-a-kind designs, along with high quality execution, have set their work apart from all other companies. They have successfully roofed large and small homes, barns and farm out-buildings, churches, professional offices and municipal structures.
Stump Metal Roofing's team focuses on problem solving and creative thinking to produce a successful completion of standing seam metal roofs that are both beautiful and functionally sound! The Stump Metal Roofing team has the skill necessary to achieve this conclusion. This has resulted in many happy customers over the years!
Nelson Says, "What we do is make sure our customers are happy... and I personally am not happy until they are. We have lots of addresses that anyone can drive by and look at roofs that we have installed."
Our completed projects certainly speak for themselves and set Stump Metal Roofing apart from the competition.