By choosing a metal roof, you'll save money and do your part for the environment. Conventional roofing products, including asphalt shingles, contribute an estimated 20 billion pounds of waste to U.S. landfills annually, whereas metal roofs can often be installed over an existing roof, eliminating the cost and eco-impact of tear-off and disposal. Many residential metal roofs now utilize reflective pigment technology, which results in overall home energy efficiency, and lower utility bills. In addition, all metal roofs are made from 30-60% recycled material. While your neighbors may re-roof their home many times, a high-quality metal roof will likely be the last roof you'll ever need. Resistant to cracking, shrinking and eroding, metal roofing systems can also withstand extreme weather conditions including heavy snow loads, hail storms and wildfires.
Copper, the first metal used by humans, has played a critical role as a roofing material for thousands of years. For example, copper roof shingles topped the 162-foot-tall, nine-story Loha Maha Paya temple built in Sri Lanka in the third century B.C. Centuries later, copper roofs were the standard of countless pieces of historic European architecture. Now, 10,000 years after copper was first discovered, roofing contractors are experiencing a renewed demand for the "green metal." Copper is plentiful throughout the world, and despite its vulnerability to market price fluctuations, it is cost-efficient during its life span—in roofing applications it can last more than 100 years.
Through the use of multiple granule colors and shadowing, TruDefinition Duration Shingles offer a truly unique and dramatic effect. This exclusive combination of color and depth is what makes TruDefinition Duration Shingles like no other.
TruDefinition Duration Shingles are available in popular colors with bold, lively contrast and complementing shadow lines for greater dimension. They feature a Limited Lifetime Warranty, 130-MPH Wind Resistance Limited Warranty* and an Algae Resistance Limited Warranty: Beyond the outstanding curb appeal and impressive warranty coverage, they also come with the advanced performance of patented SureNail® Technology.
Polymer-modified asphalt bitumen roof systems have been installed in the U.S. for more than three decades and matured into reliable, popular low-slope roof systems. These systems have evolved from two types of polymer-modified asphalts: APP polymers that give the material a "plasticized" characteristic and SBS polymers that give the material a "rubberized" quality. Manufacturers have developed hot-applied, cold-applied, torch-applied and even hot-air welded polymer-modified bitumen roof systems. Following is information about an emerging fully adhered modified bitumen system technology—self-adhered modified bitumen. Advancements Self-adhering polymer-modified bitumen roof systems do not require liquid or viscous materials to activate adhesive properties and attach to a surface; the adhesive properties improve as the ambient temperature rises. However, several manufacturers' published guidelines also state maximum allowable temperature limits.
Tips on working with your insurance company
Here are a few tips for you to follow when working with your Insurance Company:
- Contact Precision Roofers to schedule an on-site inspection. We will complete a thorough damage detection assessment.
- Upon verification of damage, next contact your Insurance Company’s Claim’s Agent to request an inspection.
- If necessary, your Insurance Agent can authorize any temporary repairs that may need to take place. For instance, if your roof is leaking we would need to tarp the compromised area to ensure no further damage to your property.
- It is a common practice to take plenty of pictures prior to any repairs.
- Until the Insurance Company has inspected your home/business, we suggest that you do not make any permanent repairs to the damaged area.
After damage has been reviewed by your Insurance Adjuster, you will be issued a claim sheet highlighting the scope of damage. Within the claim sheet will be information pertaining to the total amount of funds available for repairs. A portion of the funds will be withheld by your Insurance Company (referred to as depreciation) however, the depreciation is recoverable upon completion of work and payment of your deductible.
Precision Roofers offers free insurance claims assistance.