Metal Roofing Installation For Chicago,
Including North Shore & Surrounding Area
Metal Roof Replacement Is More Durable, Energy-Efficient, And Beautiful Than Other Materials.
Metal roofing is the superior roof replacement choice. The upfront investment is more than an asphalt roof, but the long-term value is terrific.
The biggest advantage of metal roofs is durability – even in the most extreme weather conditions – including our harsh climate here in the Chicago area. You can typically expect that a metal roof will last DECADES longer than an asphalt shingle roof. In fact, metal roofs frequently last 50 years or longer – it’s basically a “LIFETIME CHOICE!”
Metal roofing also requires almost zero maintenance. With fewer leaks and repairs needed, metal roofing means less out-of-pocket costs later.
Something You Might Not Know About Metal Roofs… They’re Beautiful
Sometimes when homeowners think “metal roof,” they think of a barn roof. You can get that image out of your head, because that is not the kind of metal roof we sell. The truth is that metal gives you many more options than an asphalt shingle roof. There are more color options, more styles, and more unique looks than any other roofing style.
Why BEST-4-U Is Uniquely Positioned To Install Quality Metal Roofs
Metal roofing has been used for centuries in Europe. Now that its benefits have become known here in the U.S., Chicago homeowners have found BEST-4-U to be uniquely suited for metal roof installation.
For one thing, our roots go back to Eastern Europe, and we use the standards of ‘old-world’ craftsmanship to install our metal roofs. Our owner is from Poland, and many of our workers trace their own roots and training to the high standards they learned in Europe.
Some Other Advantages Of Metal Roofing
- By making a choice for a lifetime roofing system, you’ll save yourself an enormous amount of time and money by not having to replace your roof again in 10 to 20 years.
- Metal panels can be installed over existing roofing materials, eliminating any disposal problems associated with re-roofing.
- Metal roofs are highly fire resistant. This makes you safer because in the case of a fire, it gives occupants more time to escape.
- These roofs are more energy-efficient because metal energy efficient coating 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 heat much longer and transfers that heat to the house.
Best-4-U, Inc. Roofing Specialists can install a roof made virtually from almost any metal, but the most popular choices are:
It 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 roofing is a choice for virtually any roof. Its 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 a 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 harsh Chicago area conditions.
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.
Many estimates put the lifespan of copper roofs to be 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. The development of copper shingles makes it a 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.
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 impossible 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.
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 indistinguishable from real tiles. For more pictures of metal tile roofs please check our gallery.
SUMMARY: WHY CHICAGO AREA HOMEOWNERS 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. A metal roof can withstand almost everything that the weather changes can bring.
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.
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 guarantee you that there is a metal roofing style, color and finish to match your home.
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 metal roofing products.
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We also have many certifications, all from top-quality metal roof manufacturers:
Classic Products Certified
Kassel & Iron Certified
Gerard Roofing Certified
Green American Home
Berridge Roofs of Distinction
MRA Investment Grade Roofing