There is a growing list of reasons for the expanding use of metal in residential construction. Leading the list is the tremendous variety of exciting shapes and colors that todays product offers. In addition to these aesthetic advantages, modern metal residential roofing is easily installed and offers longevity, energy savings, and exceptional durability, even under extreme weather conditions. Here are some common questions and answers regarding the use of metal in residential construction.
Many conventional roofing materials, asphalt shingles, for example, absorb energy from the sun. Metal, on the other hand, reflects most of the sun's rays. At day's end, metal also cools more quickly. As a result, the attic space remains cooler, as does the living space below. Conventional roofing materials tend to absorb and retain heat, therefore requiring more energy to maintain a cooler living space.
Because of the light weight of metal, it is easily installed over existing roofing materials, without the disposal problems commonly associated with re-roofing projects. And, because JNJ Metal roofing panels are installed in sheets, labor cost for installation are kept to a minimum.
JNJ Metal recognizes that appearance is a major factor in the choice of roofing material. To ensure that the benefits of metal go beyond longevity and durability, JNJ Metals highly diversified line of roofing products offers the homeowner a wide variety of styles, colors, and finishes.
Although the initial cost of metal is higher, the life-cycle costs are substantially lower than conventional materials. The decision to select metal is often based upon the fact that the homeowner either doesn't want to or can't afford to replace their conventional roof every 10 to 12 years. Metal, on the other hand, will provide years of low maintenance service for life.
Modern metal roofing is often installed directly over plywood decking and felt or an existing roof. Therefore, any noise generated by rain will be similar to that created by conventional roofing materials. Also, as with conventional materials, attic insulation will provide additional noise reduction.
One of the advantages of residential metal roofing is ease of installation. Metal roofing is easily installed on both new and retrofit applications. However, we advise that care be taken during installation, and you may even decide to choose a qualified professional contractor to install your new roof.
Metal is noncombustible and is exceptionally durable. Properly installed, metal roofing will not absorb or be damaged by water, will easily shed snow and ice and is highly resistant to damage from wind or storms.
Yes. Unlike conventional shingles, metal roofing is 100% recyclable. In addition, the disposal of used shingles are causing land fill issues all across the country. According to the NAHB Research Center, the United States generates 6,800,000 tons of asphalt shingle waste per year.
Low maintenance is one of the greatest advantages of metal roofing. The roofing surface should be cleaned periodically with conventional cleaning materials to remove natural contamination. Surface scratches may be repaired using specially formulated touch-up paint.
JNJ Metal offers a complete line of attractive trim designs in both matching and complimentary colors. JNJ Metals trim is produced on state-of-the-art, computerized equipment. This helps to ensure the clean, crisp lines which provide that finishing touch and the assurance that your home will look its best. JNJ Metal also offers a complete line of accessories which aid in installation as well as contribute to the overall good looks of the finished project.