Metal Roofing

Metal roofing has been used for centuries in Europe. It is also the most popular roofing material there nowadays. It has also long been used in commercial and industrial applications in US. But metal roofing is just starting to become popular in residential applications in US. One reason is a long life span and extreme durability of this product even under the most extreme weather conditions. Metal roofing requires almost zero maintenance. With fewer leaks and repairs, metal roofing saves money in the long run. It is widely agreed that it is the least expensive roofing material over the long time. By not having to replace your roofing system in your lifetime, you can save yourself an enormous amount of time and money. Metal roofing materials are made from lightweight metals like steel, aluminum and copper. They can be easily installed by certified and licensed roofing contractor. Its big advantage is that the light weight of metal panels allows it to be installed over existing roofing materials, eliminating any disposal problems associated with re-roofing. Metal roofs are highly resistant to damage from the elements and frequently last 50 years and more. They are also highly fire resistant which is an advantage giving home occupants time for escape. Another reason why metal roofs are becoming so popular is their tremendous energy savings characteristic. As a roofing material metal reflects heat away from the house, which lowers your cooling costs. Typical roofing materials like asphalt shingles have a tendency to actually absorb sunlight. Furthermore asphalt shingles retain the hot much longer which heats up the house.

Best-4-U, Inc. Roofing Specialists can install a roof made virtually from almost any metal, but the most popular choices are:

Steel Roofing

A Steel roofIt is mostly the cheapest metal roofing material. It is ideal for any construction projects: commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential. Steel roofing is more advanced technologically and durable than ever before. It is built to last. There are however many roofing materials available on the market which are offered for very low prices. The cheap production methods and cheap coatings mostly cause the product to rust after some time. Today’s high quality metal roofing market has to struggle with the myth that all steel roofs rust. It is not true. Premium steel roofing has a “metallic coating” made of either zinc or a combination of zinc and aluminum. This coating prevents rust from forming. Paint, powder coating or granulated coating is than applied over the metallic coating to provide the long-lasting color and finish that homeowner’s desire. Unlike conventional, non-metallic roof systems, galvanized or galvalume steel roof won’t crack and peel. It is completely resistant to mildew, rotting, and water damage.

Aluminum Roof

An Aluminum roof Aluminum roof is a choice for virtually any roof. It’s superior quality and natural properties of light-weight, strength and longevity make it a desirable roofing material. These qualities make aluminum the number one metal of the aerospace industry. The light-weight of aluminum allows homeowners to reroof their house without overloading the building structure. When superior product is desired and heavy slate or tile would require structural reinforcement, aluminum is the choice. Moreover aluminum does not rust and is resistant to corrosion. These unique characteristic make aluminum the preferred material for the coastal applications.

Aluminum not only provides premium protection but also is great for the environment. Aluminum shingles are completely recyclable and have a high recyclable value. Also, aluminum can be generally formed into more intricate and detailed product designs which allow the building of strength and beauty into the roof.

Copper Roofs

a copper roofMany estimates put the lifespan of copper roofs to be at over more than 100 years. Copper roofs carry all the advantages of metal roofing. It is resistant to elements. It does not rust, it does not need any coatings for protectiveness and it is highly durable. The biggest drawback of copper roof is its price but with the savings over time there are many homeowners who are willing to make that investment. Because of its expense copper roofing is mostly used in flashings and trim applications to accentuate the roof appearance. Development of copper shingles makes it be much more affordable roofing product. An alternative to copper shingles are standing seam panels. These are vertical panels very often used to cover bay windows or turrets.

The great advantage of metal roofing is its variety of styles and coatings. Today’s residential and commercial metal roofing can even mimic existing roofing materials such as slate roofing, clay tiles, cedar shake and shingles and asphalt shingles. I think I can say without hesitation that metal roofing materials installed by our company can satisfy any aesthetic needs.

The styles installed by Best-4-U Inc. are:

Metal Shingles and Slate

Metal Shingles create the distinctive look of smooth, uniform slate tiles. These products provide outstanding performance and value for your home. This is also very often the most inexpensive metal roofing style. They can be installed on slopes 3/12 and higher. You can get them made from steel, aluminum and copper. Some exotic metals are also available. Please check our gallery to see some images of roofs installed by Best-4-U Inc.

Metal Shake

If you like the looks of wood shake but you are concerned with its short term performance and lack of fire resistance, metal shake is your choice. You will love the looks of wood and the great variety of colors and finishes. Paint coatings resemble a smooth look while granulated and powder coatings make it almost not possible to distinguish metal shake from real wood. A great advantage is its long lasting look and performance. You should not have a problem with wrapping pieces, algae growth and animal invasions into your roofing system or attic. Please check our gallery for more pictures of metal shake roofs installed by Best-4-U Inc.

Vertical Panels / Standing Seam Panels

The most traditional style in metal roofing. It originated in commercial, industrial and farm building applications. Today technologically advanced pre-painted panels are very suitable even for residential applications. Its great advantage is a possibility of installation of the panels even on very low sloped roofs. Please check our gallery for some pictures of Standing Seam Panels roofs installed by Best-4-U Inc.

Metal Tile

Clay and concrete traditional tiles are very heavy. They very often require structural enforcement of the building before installing the roof. They also can be fragile and costly to maintain. Metal tile is a beautiful alternative to traditional tiles. Its light-weight and durability make them very often a preferable product. Stone-coated steel tiles are almost not distinguishable from real tiles. For more pictures of metal tile roofs please check our gallery.

So, why do people choose metal roofs?

Long Lasting and Long Warranted

Asphalt can require reroofing every 10 to 20 years. The average life of most other roofing materials is 17 years. There are metal roofing products available which might become the last roof installed on your home. Most metal roofing comes with a true 30 to 50 year manufacturer warranty.

Strong and Durable

Almost any non metal roofing product will start to deteriorate as soon as it is exposed to such elements as UV rays of sun, temperature changes, ice damming. A metal roof will never deteriorate. Almost every roofing product is vulnerable to severe storms and high winds. Metal roof can withstand almost everything that the weather changes can bring.

Valuable Investment

While the initial cost for a good quality metal roof is higher than for an asphalt shingle roof, you will save money over the long run. A metal roof can last a lifetime while an asphalt shingle roof requires regular replacements. A metal roof increases the resale value of your home. Also most homeowners insurances lower the insurance premiums significantly.

Energy Efficient

Metal roofs in light colors as well as these covered with so called “cool” coatings reflect heat effectively and lower cooling costs in the summer. Metal roofs have also insulating values during the winter time.


The great variety of metal roofing products can guaranty you that there is a metal roofing style, color and finish to match your home.

Green, Recyclable

All metal roofing products are recyclable. Studies show that there are three full grown cedar trees destroyed for one average cedar shake roof. Asphalt shingles buried in landfills will take over 300 years to decompose.

Best-4-U Inc. is proud to be an experienced and "manufacturer certified" roofing company of most metal roofing products.

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