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Manufacturer Spotlight: Sentriclad Metal Roofing

Metal roofing has been used on homes for centuries, but has had a resurgence in popularity over the past several years.

There are many reasons for that, one of which is the durability of metal roofs, especially as manufacturers improve the materials and design. A metal roof can be expected to have a lifespan of 50 year or longer, if properly installed and maintained. This is 20-30 years longer, at minimum, than a traditional asphalt roof.

Another reason it has grown in popularity is because it works well with many different styles of houses. You might think of metal roofs traditionally on farmhouses, barns or industrial buildings, but with the improvements in aesthetic and functional design, metal roofs are now a popular option for modern homes, new craftsman style homes and as accents on transitional style homes.

As with most roofing materials, using a high quality product is key. At Andrews Roofing, we use the Sentrigard Metal Roofing System made by N. B. Handy, which has been a market leader in architectural sheet metal products and machinery for more than 100 years. Their extensive experience in this industry has allowed them to make major improvements in the design, construction and installation of metal roofing.

Sentigard produces architectural, structural and commercial roofing systems for a variety of building designs. Their system is flexible and allows us to adjust panels as needed on-site. This means if a small issue arises, we can avoid a major delay waiting for new materials to arrive. The ability to produce panels on site also means that panels of extreme length can be made on the spot as opposed to shipping larger panels, which is generally not practical or cost effective.

The Sentrigard Metal Roofing Systems uses their own Sentriclad™ Architectural Metals, and of the biggest benefits of this product is that it comes in 31 colors. This material is made from durable alloys of Galvalume® and aluminum, and are available with Kynar 500 finish. For homeowners, this simply means – there are many options, and you can be assured that their durability and color will last. The system panels meet stringent testing requirements and ensure long-term performance, which is critical in storm-prone areas like Hampton Roads.

If you’re considering reroofing your home with metal, contact Andrews Roofing today. We have extensive experience installing architectural metal roofing for homes all over the Hampton Roads region. We guarantee our work, and only use the highest quality materials with manufacturer warranties that you can trust. Contact us today.





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Metal Roof Types

There are many roof coverings to choose from and several of them would work on your home or commercial building. The wide range includes asphalt shingles, metal, shake, slate, tile, and single-ply roof systems like TPO membrane, E.P.D.M., P.V.C. membrane, modified bitumen membrane, etc.

Perhaps the best roof out there is a metal roof. Of course, it must fit the use, but metal roofs look great, perform well, and last a very long time. They also have high wind warranties which make them good on the coast and in wide open spaces.

There are many types of metal roofs. They come in steel, aluminum, copper, stainless steel, tin, etc. They also come in different thicknesses, shapes, and profiles. The paint finishes vary too and have various life expectancies and colors. Some have exposed fasteners and some have hidden fasteners, which are better. The price range is immense also.

Andrews Roofing has a metal roof panel machine. We buy sheets or coils (rolls) of metal material and run it through this machine to manufacture the specific width, length, and shape or profile of the roof panel. Most panels have “standing seams” and make up “standing seam metal roofs.” These are the ones you see all over town.

Many shopping centers have metal mansard roofs on the front of the building to dress it up with a flat roof covering the bulk of the building. Many roofs with shingles have metal accents. We install alot of whole house and commercial jobs too.

To find out the best metal roof for your structure ask an Andrews Roofing rep or another skilled and experienced roofing pro for help.
Most metal roofs will last your lifetime so it will be the last roof you ever have to pay for. They don’t leak either, as long as they are installed correctly.

Thanks for reading.
Good day.
Robert Andrews II, President

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