METAL ROOFING SERVICES
Draper and Sons Construction provides metal roofing in Texas and Oklahoma. We are a quality roofing company that values character and integrity, while providing solutions that improve energy efficiency and extend the life of your roofing structure.
Question #1: Can you give me an estimate for installing a metal roof on my home, business or church?
For an accurate estimate, we need to come out and evaluate your roof, inspect roof substrate, get accurate roof measurements, and present the metal roofing materials that you want installed on your roof. There are two main factors that affect the final cost of a metal roof for a particular home:
1. the style of metal roofing material you prefer.
2. the pitch and shape of your roof.
Other factors that may influence the final price include: hips and valleys, tear-off of existing roof, skylights and chimneys, etc.
To get a quote, please submit a request for inspection (link) or give us a call.
Question #2: Why does a metal roof cost more than a “normal” roof?
Metal roofing is a premium product that offers superior durability, longevity, protection against bad weather, energy savings and curb appeal. Typically, metal roofs cost 2-3 times more than asphalt roofing shingles, but they are comparable in price to other premium roofing materials, such as tile roofing or cedar shake roofing.
Investing into a metal roof rather than an asphalt shingles roof ensures that you will not need to worry about doing a re-roof for the next 30-50 years. Combined with our lifetime workmanship warranty, this means that a metal roof may be the last roof you will ever need to install on your home.
Question #3: How does the durability of a metal roof compare to other roofing materials?
For decades metal roofs have been the leading choice in industrial and commercial construction precisely because of their durability. Metal roofs are designed to withstand the harshest elements over a long period of time, typically serving for 40-60 years, even in severe climates.
By comparison, asphalt roofing shingles deteriorate very quickly, simply from exposure to regular weather. Because the shingles are made from asphalt covered in oil-saturated paper or fiberglass, they begin to decompose upon contact with the elements. The rate of deterioration varies depending on roof pitch and local climate.
Other roofing materials such as wood shingle, shake and tile are also not as durable as metal. Wood shingles and shakes can break down as a result of weather – related problems, often requiring replacement in less than 20 years after being installed. Concrete tile roofs often crack warp in the freeze/thaw cycle of northern climates.
Question #4: How will a metal roof withstand extreme weather conditions?
When it comes to extreme weather, few materials can match the superior strength of metal roofing. Metal roofs can resist wind uplift and wind gusts of up to 140 miles per hour.
Metal roofing is unbeatable in areas that get heavy snow, because a metal roof sheds snow fast, protecting the structural integrity of the roof. Moreover, a metal roof will eliminate ice damming at the eves, so water will not back up and collect under the roof, leaking into your home.
You will never have to worry about a metal roof catching fire. Metal roofs are ideal for homes located in areas prone to wildfires, because your house will always be protected in case burning embers land on your roof.
Question #5: Is a metal roof noisier than other types of roofing materials when it rains?
Many homeowners are worried that they will hear the sound of every rain drop on their metal roof, but nothing could be further from the truth. Residential metal roofs are installed over solid sheeting, with a layer of breathable roof underlayment, which makes them as sound resistant as any other type of roofing material.
Question #6: Can a metal roof help me save money on my energy bills?
Metal roofs are known for providing significant energy savings. By installing a metal roof, you can expect to save at least 25% and as much as 40% on your energy bill thanks to metal’s reflective properties. A metal roof will reflect sun’s radiation, which would otherwise be stored in your attic and home, causing you to spend more on cooling. If you choose to go for a cool metal roof with a specially formulated white coating, you can save as much as 40% on your annual energy costs. These highly emissive roofs can reflect as much as 90% of solar radiation.