In the Nashville area, metal roofing is a wise choice and becoming more popular due to its strength and durability. The benefits of metal are many and should be considered a wise choice for your next roof. Metal offers years of protection for you, your home, your family, and your possessions. Considering the innovations and advanced technology, metal is making a strong presence on the roofs of your neighborhood!
A great place to start when opting for a metal roofing system is the cost. The cost of a new metal roof in Nashville is approximately $550 to $700 per square. A roofing square is equal to a 10ft x 10ft area. The following chart shows a brief breakdown of cost based on size.
10 square roof: $5,500 to $7,000
15 square roof: $8,250 to $10,500
20 square roof: $11,000 to $14,000
25 square roof: $13,750 to $17,500
30 square roof: $16,500 to $21,000
The above costs do vary for each home depending on the type of metal chosen, any additional roofing materials needed, tear off, and labor of the roofing company. For an accurate cost estimate, contact On The Mark Roofing at (615)436-4111
How do you know when it is time to replace your current roofing system?
There are some obvious indications.
Each roofing system does have a lifespan. It is wise to know how long your current roof has been protecting your home. Asphalt roofs can last approximately 25 years, and metal can last nearly 50 with proper maintenance. If you determine your roof is fairly new, then perhaps a repair is adequate to help your roof to last longer. However, if the timespan is nearing the completion of its life, then consider replacing your current system with a strong durable metal roof. It could be the last roof you have installed!
Daylight Shining Through
A clear indication it is time to replace your roofing, is if there is daylight shining through the material. Go to the attic of your home and look around. Do you see evidence of light through the roof? If so, then the damage has occurred not only through the roof but also through the underlayment material and insulation. Do you see any water streaks or discoloration on the walls of your attic? This is an indication that water has seeped through and most likely the insulation will need to be replaced. It is time to contact On The Mark Roofing to get an inspection and estimate on a new metal roof if you notice any of these factors. (Learn about why metal roofs is better than shingles)
Flashing is a thin metal used to help waterproof the perimeter and areas of roofing systems not covered by the roofing material. Typically flashing can be found around chimneys, skylights, and vents. It is necessary to keep your roof watertight and fully sealed. If you have questions regarding the flashing you have on your roof, contact us for a free inspection and guidance.
If you currently have a metal roof, inspect the fasteners holding the metal panels together. It is wise to regularly inspect the fasteners to make sure they have not rusted, come loose, or are missing. These instances are rare, but they can happen especially when natural storm activity has occurred. Keeping an eye on this can extend the life of your roof.
Damage to the Finish of the Panels
When nasty storms come, limbs, branches, and debris can be flung around in the wind. Due to this, damage can happen to a metal roof. Any scratches and dents can shorten the lifespan of a roofing material. Make sure you inspect the roof after major storms for any potential damage.
On The Mark Roofing in Nashville is ready to help you find the right metal roofing to fit your needs. We would love to show you the options available for your budget and home. We are committed to providing you with a quality roof, usually completed within one day. We promise to treat you like family and take care of your every roofing need. Call today for a free inspection!