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Why Metal Roofing?

A very good question with an easy answer, Metal Roofs Can Be Installed in the Winter, But Regular Roofs Cannot!

Long story short, Metal Roofs can be installed over the cold season while regular roofs may flake under colder condition! Metal roofing has become very affordable for homeowners, thus giving you the opportunity of enjoying its numerous advantages:

Weather Resistance

Metal roofing is the most resistant material in the market. It can endure through hail, rain, fire and the strongest of winds. Garvin Metal roofing guarantees that metal will keep your house protected while fitting your budgetary needs.

Lifecycle Costs

Unlike a regular asphalt shingle room with an average life of 16 years, a metal roof will last up to 40-50 years, working as well as ever.

Energy Efficiency

Having a hot summer? Perhaps is time to change your roof for a Metal roof. Our Energy Star certified roofs would ensure that 70% of the sun’s energy would be reflected, keeping your home cool during the summer and protected over the winter.

Curb Appeal

While other roofs are prone to stains, fades or granule loss, metal roofs will always keep their original finish throughout the decades! Our paint system comes with a 40-year warranty against fading, chalking or cracking. Having a Garvin roof on top of your house means increasing the value of your home thanks to its durability, its efficiency its attractiveness and the kind of protection it offers against any kind of weather.

Green Product

A metal roof is made of 100% recyclable materials. This advantage, along with the fact that it does not generate as much landfill as Asphalt shingles do because it can be installed on top of your pre-existing roof, and the fact that it is not made of oil refined by-products like Asphalt shingles are, has lead the industry to recognize it under the higher definitions of both recycled content and recyclability by industry recognized green building definitions.

Garvin Construction is perfect for your Oswego, NY based house. We can either provide you with stylish and resistant metal, flat, or asphalt shingle roofing. When it comes to replacement roofing or Cedar shake roofs, we have no parallel in Oswego area

We have developed a keen eye for detail, which they use in every consultation they’ve done for general contractors, property managers and homeowners alike. Garvin Metal roofing keeps its emphasis on metal roofing, including coated metal, and our goal is to turn this material into an affordable option for building and homeowners.

If you are looking to put your property on the market you should keep an eye on every detail attached to it, and the roofing is certainly amongst those key details. Think of your roof as your hair, you want to keep it stylish, especially when you have to meet people related to your business. A house that has a new roof, that looks impeccable and fashionable will increase its value dramatically, just like your hairstyle. Your metal roof will make your home even more attractive for the buyers, as it will always keep its original finish without necessarily spending thousands of dollars on repairs. If people see that you take care of your investment they are most likely to invest in it. Add a layer of beauty and make your property stand out by hiring the services of Garvin Metal roofing.

Common Metal Roofing Questions

Metal roofing is no more susceptible to lightning than any other roofing material. Lightning most frequently strikes the highest point in any terrain; and if your roof is at the highest point of the surrounding terrain, you can install lightning rods.
No. This is one of the most common misconceptions we run across. With everything underneath a metal roof, such as your insulation, the ply wood and 99% of the time we run the metal panels over your shingles, all these things serve as layers enforcing the fact that you won’t hear the rain.
Actually, a metal roof can save you money on your a/c costs because it has a higher heat reflectivity than other roofing products like asphalt/fiberglass shingles, wood, tile, etc. During the summer it makes homes cooler by efficiently reflecting away sunlight and reducing the amount of heat transmitted into the building. Likewise, it makes buildings warmer in the winter by reflecting inside heat from the underside of the roof back into the building. This good thermal reflectivity translates into energy savings by reducing cooling costs in the summer and heating costs in the winter.
Much to many peoples surprise, metal roofs are significantly lighter than other types of roofs. Typically they weigh less than one-third the weight of asphalt/fiberglass shingles; and are as much as 75% lighter than clay, concrete or slate.
This is uncommon. When we are dealing with 30 foot long metal panels then there is a possibility they will expand and contract. This mainly can occur with large commercial or industrial buildings. But for the sake of your home you have nothing to be concerned about.
Metal roofs will last forty plus years. A warranty for a forty year paint finish is provided by the manufacturer. This will most likely be the last roof you have to place on your home.
No it will not rust or corrode. It is made out of steel and aluminum making it resitant to rust and corrosion.
Yes you can; however, like walking on any roof, you should be careful.
All metal roofing products are very wind resistant. Many styles have been tested to withstand hurricane force winds and can be as high as 120mph.
Metal roofs are very tough and highly resistant to hail damage… much more so than asphalt/fiberglass shingles. In fact, many metal roofing products have the highest impact resistance and hail rating granted by the insurance commissions in the hail belt regions of the U.S. Some insurance companies even provide a reduced rate for metal roofs.