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Steel Roofing Installation Experts Serving Northern Colorado

Steel roofing provides many of the same benefits as all other metal roofing systems. It’s durable, eco- friendly, and cost-effective. However, it also has a zinc coating that increases its resilience and provides it with an extra layer of corrosion resistance.

What is Steel Roofing?

Steel roofing is manufactured in giant rolls. It is then coated with either zinc or a zinc-aluminum mixture to protect it from oxidation. It comes in a variety of thicknesses that can be used for different purposes to suit your individual needs.

Steel is energy efficient, recyclable (or perhaps already recycled by the time it gets to you), and lightweight. It’s easy to install, and this contributes to its affordability. It is also highly customizable, allowing you to make it look like many other roofing types.

Types of Steel Roof Coatings

There are two types of coatings on a steel roof. Galvanized steel is coated with a thin layer of zinc to make it more corrosion resistant. It can be coated with various thicknesses depending on how it will be used.

Galvalume is a trademarked product that contains an aluminum-zinc alloy mixture and is slightly more protective than galvanized steel. It holds up better over time and is a popular solution for preventing rust and corrosion.

Steel Roof Advantages

The advantages of using steel roofing are nearly endless. It’s much like other metal roofing systems in its eco-friendly, cost-effective, and low-maintenance properties. However, it does have some other unique advantages.

Fire Resistant

Steel roofing is more fire-resistant than other metal roofing types. It can prevent a fire from spreading and insulates your home from sparking. It has a Class A noncombustible rating, which is the highest rating possible, so you can rest assured your home is at its safest with a steel roof.

100% Recylable

Like other metal roofing systems, steel roofing is 100% recyclable. It won’t end up in a landfill, and it’s so lightweight that transportation and installation are much cheaper than other roofing types. You may also enjoy knowing that it can be installed over your existing roof, so you won’t pay to haul it away.

Cost Effective

Steel roofing is extremely cost-effective. It can save you money on your HVAC bills in both the summer and the winter by deflecting the sun and insulating heat. It regulates the temperature inside your home efficiently, so your systems don’t have to work as hard.

Cleans Easily

Steel resists the build-up of algae and other bacteria. A good rain storm can clean your steel roof for you, and in the winter, snow will slide off instead of adding extra weight and pressure to the frame of your home.

Longevity

The average lifespan of a steel roof is 50 years or more, so you’ll enjoy the long lasting effects of all these other benefits for as long as you own your home. What’s more, it will increase your curb appeal and resale value.

Steel Roof Maintenance

As with other types of metal roofing, steel needs very little maintenance. It’s important to keep it clean and make sure it doesn’t come in contact with low hanging branches or other types of metal. Overall, your steel roof should last a long time even without that much care and attention.

Steel Roof Cost

Many things contribute to the relatively low cost of a steel roof. Steel is one of the least expensive types of metal roofing. It’s lightweight and easy for a steel roofing company to transport. It requires less labor during steel roof installation, and it can be installed over your existing roof to save you money on tear away.

Myths About Steel Roofing

A common misconception is that steel roofing is noisy. In fact, when installed and insulated correctly by steel roofing contractors, steel roofing is no noisier during a storm than any other roofing type, whether it is metal or not.

Many people are concerned about their steel roof getting struck by lightning. The simple fact is that lightning reaches out for the highest point in the area, so a home with a steel roof is no more likely to get struck by lightning than any other home. Because of steel’s ability to dissipate electricity, you’re much safer in a house with a steel roof than you are with any other roofing material.

If you’re looking for a steel roof service or steel roof replacement, you can’t beat the advantages or the price. Advanced Roofing Technologies is your local steel roofing company. When it comes to durability, copper roofs is also a great option. We can give you a free quote and provide professional guidance on the right roofing solution for you.

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4555 Highland Meadows Parkway, Windsor

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  • Avatar Lyndsey Burmeister ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    This is our second experience with Advanced and everything has been great! Gail and Clint are both excellent communicators, the crew was very respectful of our home, and the completed work looks terrific. Thanks!
  • Avatar Shelley Dahme ★★★★★ a year ago
    Logan and the crew did a fantastic job on our roof project this fall. They replaced our entire roof and installed all new gutters and downspouts. They also pulled out about a thousand nails on our patio cover which were used by the last … More roofers that were too long. (Poking through the ceiling...)
    The entire process was efficient, the team was very professional and they cleaned up their work areas nicely when done. They repaired a few rotted boards prior to installing the new gutters as well as a bad spot on the patio. All in all they did a very professional job and I feel they went the extra mile to make sure everything was done correctly.
    I also want to note that the office staff was very pleasant and helpful. They sent us all documents on time and Logan offered to fill out the new upgraded shingle form for our insurance company. (This roof replacement was due to wear, not hail damage.)
    I would recommend Advanced Roofing Technologies to anyone and would use them again in the future!
  • Avatar Cliff Trausch ★★★★★ a year ago
    We had our roof replaced by Advanced Roofing a few years back. They did a great job, and reasonably priced hail resistant upgrade asphalt shingles.
    I needed color matching shingles to add exhaust fans for more roof space cooling. Logan
    … More dropped off a bundle of upgraded hail resistant shingles and did not charge. Who does that these days? Good people!

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