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Metal Roofing Installation Done Right In Greater Indianapolis

Hiring the right metal roofing contractors can be difficult. Let’s start with where metal roofing started to help guide you…Metal roofing goes back a long way. It has a great history, with a future that is only getting better thanks to the variety of metal shingles, shakes, slates and tiles now available. Metal roofing installation is an investment in roof longevity with little to no maintenance and roof repair. A favorite in commercial roofing, metal roofs’ popularity with residential homes is growing. If your reasons for a new roof include beauty and easy care, metal roofing just might be for you. Metal roofing contractors and early metal roofing installation was done with “standing seams.” Expert installers would fabricate the roofs on the job site using large rolls of sheet metal. Nowadays, typical metal roofing is factory-formed steel paneling. A panel’s edge is shaped as a ridge that overlaps seams during installation. A finish applied at the factory provides corrosion resistance and offers a variety of color choice. Don’t just call any Indianapolis metal roofing contractor, call Stay Dry for most variety of products.



















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Why Metal Roofing?

Here at Stay Dry Roofing, we offer virtually all roofing material options including shingles, tile, etc., and of course each customer has his or her own unique preferences and needs. That said, one option that gains in popularity ever year is metal roofing. That’s really no surprise. Our metal roofing contractors near you feel that metal has a number of advantages that make Indianapolis metal roofing an appealing choice.

It’s sturdy, long-lasting, energy-efficient, environmentally responsible choice, versatile, lightweight, good-looking, affordable, and suitable for both homes and businesses. Let’s take a look at some of metal roofing’s features in more detail.

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Benefits of Metal Roofing

What Are the Advantages of Metal Roofing?

With regular inspections and repairs as indicated by licensed metal roofing contractors, you can generally count on metal roofing to last 40 to 50 years. The ability to defer roof replacements means substantial savings in the long run. The durability of metal roofs is due in part to their ability to resist corrosion (especially when made of aluminum) and in part to the next advantage on our list.

Metal roofs of today come with a super-tough factory finish, making their durability exceptional and offering supreme resistances weather-related damages. Asphalt or wood shingling collects snow while a metal roofing system sheds it, preventing the formation of ice dams that can damage roof structure. Metal roofs don’t degrade under direct sun exposure the way wood shingling can. And metal roofing doesn’t lose its protective layer like asphalt shingling does, gradually shedding the protective granules that coat the asphalt. A quality metal roofing installation will exceed building code requirements for high wind resistance. And though hail damage (dimpling) may happen in the event of a severe hail storm, any dented panels are normally very easy to replace.

Metal roofing holds up well in the face of rain, hail, and wind.

Metal roofs are great at holding cool air in in the summer and warm air in in the winter. Even the most basic metal roof reflects much of the solar radiation that an asphalt roof would absorb. But beyond this, various finishing choices can make a metal roof even more energy efficient. In relatively warm areas, pre-painted or granular-coated metal roofs do an even better job of reflecting solar radiation and even remit much of what was absorbed.

As mentioned above, metal roofing is a good choice for energy efficiency, and that helps to make it a sustainable choice. In addition, metal roofs are made of recycled materials and can be recycled again when their useful lives are finally through. They can also go on right over old asphalt roofs, which reduces the waste going into landfills.

Metal is malleable, and this allows metal roofing to fit well on various types of roofs and to do a superior job of protecting chimneys, gutters, soffits, and other roofing elements. Metal roofing is available in both steep-slope and low-slope applications.

Metal roofing is available in a great many metal roofing colors (although some are available only by special order.) Similarly, it comes in a number of profiles and textures.

As mentioned above, the longevity of metal roofing can translate to savings in the long run, and so can its energy efficiency. Even in the short run, however, metal roofing commonly comes in large shingle swaths or large sheets and can go on right over old asphalt shingle roofs. That makes it faster to install, and that in turn saves on labor and holds down metal roofing costs. It’s not the cheapest roofing option, but even so, it fits most budgets.

As you almost certainly know, metal doesn’t catch fire. This natural resistance could help to save a structure or the lives of the people inside.

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What Are the Types of Metal Roofing?

Just as their various types of metal, so too are there various types of metal roofing. These include aluminum, copper, metal shingle roofing, corrugated metal roofing, steel roofing, zinc roofing, stone coated steel roofing, and standing seam metal roof installation. Again, let’s look at the possibilities in more detail.

  • Aluminum roofing. Aluminum metal roofing is resistant to saltwater, lightweight, and tends to last an especially long time although it’s a bit more vulnerable to harsh weather than other metal roofing options.
  • Copper roofing is perhaps the most expensive metal roofing choice, but it too is long lasting and, in the eyes of many a person, looks particularly appealing. It’s a good choice for people eager to lend curb appeal to their homes.
  • Corrugated metal roofing. You can see this type of roof on old agricultural buildings and warehouses around the Indianapolis area. It generally comes in R panels, which are noted for requiring very little maintenance and lasting a long time.
  • Metal shingle roofing does a great job of counterfeiting the looks of other forms of roofing. You can get metal shingle roofing that looks like slate, tile, or shake roofing.
  • Steel roofing likewise lasts a long time, is sturdy, and is a green choice because steel can be recycled. It’s available as either galvanized steel, which is coated with zinc oxide, or galvalume roofing that’s coated with aluminum-zinc alloy.
  • Zinc roofing is even more recyclable than steel. It’s more expensive than aluminum but less so that copper. Its principal drawback may be that it can create a white dust resembling chalk dust that some people find unappealing.
  • Stone coated steel roofing. Stone coated steel roofing is another option that provides the advantages of metal roofing while giving the appearance of other materials like shingles or tile.
  • Standing seam metal roofs are made of panels that fit together tightly in a way that covers the screws and bolts. This makes them virtually leak proof. Standing seam metal roofs also do a good job of reflecting UV. That keeps a house cooler in hot weather and saves on air conditioning bills.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Metal Roofing

Metal roofing would likely be even more popular if not for certain misconceptions. The answers to the following FAQ should clear some of them up.

Some people expect it to be, particularly during rainstorms, but the truth is that it can be less noisy due to superior insulating materials.

Metal roofs are no more likely to be struck by lightning than other roofs, and if they should happen to be, the fact that they won’t catch fire provides superior protection.

No, because a metal roof is so durable. Metal roofing is actually rated to withstand 120-mph wind.

No. Metal roofs can look like asphalt, clay, slate, and cedar.

While in the short term, metal roofing costs more than asphalt shingles, its reduced maintenance cost and longer lifespan means you save money in the long run.

It unquestionably is due to its ability to reflect UV and the weather-tight design that keeps climate-controlled air inside a building.

As you almost certainly know, metal doesn’t catch fire. This natural resistance could help to save a structure or the lives of the people inside.


If you make the choice to install metal roofing, we invite you to contract Stay Dry. Our courteous, professional technicians are insured, licensed, bonded, and expert in the installation of all sorts of roofing material including, of course, metal roofing. We’ll be happy to give you a free estimate.

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