You may need a new roof now, or you may need one soon. You may be building a new home or you may be refurbishing the look of your existing home. No matter your situation, you’re probably considering a metal roof.
According to CSI, the Construction Specifier, the market share for residential metal re-roofing is increasing steadily with a recent jump to 15% in 2020. There are several factors drawing homeowners to metal roofing. These include energy savings, aesthetics, performance in weather events, longevity, and sustainability.
There are many more choices than there were in the 1990s when metal roofing was used mainly for industrial purposes. As the consumer, you need assurances when having a new roof installed, such as having a good metal roofing manufacturer behind the materials you investing in. After all, a metal roof is a long-term investment and that’s why you chose it.
What Are The Signs of a Good Metal Roofing Manufacturer?
You want the best metal roofing manufacturer. You want all the benefits of this attractive addition to your home for as long as you own it and you’re paying for the best.
You’re buying metal roofing because you want something that will last and won’t have to be replaced every 12 to 20 years. If the manufacturer offers a warranty on their metal roofing products, that means they believe in what they’re making. You can believe in them too.
A good metal roofing manufacturer has the experience and technical ability to explain the manufacturing process, the gauge of metal used, and the materials used to make the metal roofing.
A good quality metal product shows good workmanship by its uniformity. When it comes to roofing, all the parts have to lock together closely to form a watertight whole. This requires careful, precise crafting.
You can also check for reviews about their products. If most of them are positive, you’re likely dealing with good quality products.
When we at Columbine Roofing chose our metal roofing suppliers, we sought out versatile suppliers that are able to provide top-quality materials in many different options. We know our clients have individual preferences in color and design and also have homes they want to add value to with their choice of metal roofing.
When you install a metal roof on your home, you want to make a statement. If the choices are limited, it’s not much of a statement.
The best metal roofing manufacturers are trained professionals that can give complete information about the product design and manufacturing. They have to know about metalwork in the greatest detail. Finally, they should be part of the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) and the Metal Construction Association (MCA).
Being part of MCA is particularly important since they set the standard for performance testing and monitor and respond to codes and regulations that affect metal and its use in construction.
Meet Our Metal Roofing Manufacturers
Columbine Roofing LLC has been working with our two metal roofing manufacturers for many years. Thanks to our partnership with these producers of top-quality, precision-manufactured materials, we won the Owens Corning award for Platinum Preferred Contractor for roofing. This means a lot to us, but you should know that we didn’t do it alone.
Sheffield Metals International (SMI) is a multi-national company that has been around for a long time. They have extensive experience in the distribution of coated and bare metals. They also are leaders in engineered standing seam metal roof and wall systems.
The company has six facilities providing service to all of the United States. Sheffield Metals has a role in the MCA and contributes to the organization’s annual METALCON Exhibition and Conference.
Sheffield Metals makes Energy Star® and Leed V4.1 products that are environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient. These products are available in over 50 colors. They also offer custom color-matching for the aesthetically discerning customer or the corporation with limited color-branding requirements.
Customer confidence in Sheffield Metals is high. We’ve seen the workmanship and the years of durability their products offer.
The professionals at Sheffield Metals are highly knowledgeable and willing to share their expertise with their clients. You can learn more than you ever knew you needed to know about metal roofing in their Learning Center. Here are a few of the valuable resources available to you:
- Design considerations
- Rollforming & fabricating
- Standing seam metal roofing
- Case studies and projects
- Metal coils and sheets
- Technical support and warranties
You can view instructional videos and posts and download information brochures. These materials are geared towards roofing contractors, architects and designers, and home and property owners.
Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation has been in the business for 55 years. It is now the country’s largest manufacturer of metal roofing, wall, and building systems. With 21 locations around the nation, they are easily accessible and your order arrives quickly.
Metal Sales is a member of the MCA in long-standing. They participate in the Western Roofing Expo and the International Roofing Expo. Their involvement includes educating other metal roofing and construction professionals and helping them stay current with all metal roofing and construction trends.
Commitment to sustainability is one of Metal Sales’ guiding principles. They focus on energy efficiency, Leed certification and Net-Zero building. All of Metal Sales’ products are long-lasting with minimum construction waste.
Metal Sales offers a huge array of colors with online project design tools. You can select from their extensive color choice or provide color-matching materials. Their finishes and products are covered by extensive warranties.
You can also learn a lot from a visit to their AIA Continuing Education page. They offer the following courses:
- Metal Panels 101
- Single-skin Profiled Metal
- Retrofit Roof Systems
Columbine Roofing Partnership
With such strong partners in the roofing industry such as these quality metal roofing manufacturers, you can’t go wrong if you book your re-roofing or your new roof with Columbine Roofing. Our commitment to quality products is our commitment to excellence and we guarantee it.
Contact us today for an estimate for your next roofing job!