This year we had the pleasure of installing a brand-new exposed fastener metal roof in Groton CT! Our new customer was looking for a roof that would last her a lifetime with little to no maintenance. After going through the various options, she felt that an Exceptional Metals Exposed Fastener Metal Roof System installed by Guaranteed Roofing would be the best new roof system for her. With metal roofing in Groton CT starting to explode in popularity, we agreed.
Metal Roofing in Groton CT
First, our dedicated Project Consultants met with the homeowner to go over the long list of styles, colors, and sizes of metal roofing we have available. Metal roofing is a much different product from traditional asphalt roofing shingles. There are various styles ranging from standing seam and exposed fastener to metal panels that mimic the look of traditional slate or roofing shakes.
The most common types of metal roofing are exposed fastener and standing seam. These panels are quite similar in many ways; however, the attachment look of the panels are slightly different. For exposed fastener panels, the screws and washers that are drilled through the face of the metal panel are exposed to the naked eye and elements. For standing seam panels, the fasteners are hidden and the seams that connect the two panels lock or clip together.
Both are good options for a modern system for metal roofing in Groton CT and around the northeast. However, standing seam is typically the better option of the two. Since the fasteners are not exposed, there are that many less protrusions in the panel that are prone to leaking. Over time, in an exposed fastener panel, the fasteners tend to back out and need to be replaced of sealed to avoid leaking.
Additionally, most will agree that the standing seam option is a better look. On many commercial buildings such as medical facilities and schools, it is common to see a standing seam metal panel. Whereas the exposed fastener panel is more affordable so you will tend to see them on barns, garages, and small structures other than homes. Although standing seam may be the better option, exposed fastener metal roofing is another great system to put on your home or business and comes with an exceptional warranty. For metal roofing in Groton CT you can’t go wrong with either type of metal roofing panel.
With metal roofing, it is very important to take a diligent count of linear and square feet of roofing on the home or business. This was the next thing our Project Consultant did! With the help of our Senior Roofing Technician, they created an in-depth list of materials and sizes of the roof to get an accurate count for ordering, an important step for metal roofing in Groton CT.
After the metal roofing materials came in, it was time to perform a great install! Once the old roofing shingles were ripped off of the roof, it was time to install one of the most important parts of a metal roofing system – the High Temperature Ice and Water Shield. On traditional asphalt shingle roofs, we install normal Ice and Water Shield. However, because of the high thermal energy of metal, you need to install a high-quality Ice and Water Shield that can withstand high temperatures. Once this was done, we installed the drip edge and metal panels, along with other accessories to fit our metal roofing in Groton CT.
Metal roofing is a detail-heavy form of art that is far more difficult than asphalt shingle roofing. Because of this, installs take three to four times longer than shingles. We completed this project in a few days – which is an appropriate timeline for metal roofing in Groton CT! Overall, the installation was a success, and we left the home with another happy customer of Guaranteed Roofing.
If you are wondering if your home would be a good candidate for metal or asphalt shingle roofing, be sure to contact us and our Project Consultants can help you weigh the pros and cons of each! Check out the video below for Metal Roofing in CT!