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Residential Metal Roofing

Level 1 Roofing, Inc provides the metal roof look and protection you desire.
Residential Metal Roofing

Residential Metal Roofing in Loomis, CA and the Surrounding Areas

Level 1 Roofing, Inc provides the metal roof look and protection you desire.

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We offer the following services to our residential customers in Loomis and beyond:

  • Residential Metal Roof Installation
  • Residential Metal Roof Repair
  • Residential Metal Roof Maintenance
  • Residential Metal Roof Inspection

How A Metal Roof Stands Out

Whether you are building a new home or looking to replace an existing roof, metal roofing gives you an elegant and premium look to your home while being one of if not the most durable solution for your roof. 

Different metal roof materials have different advantages and disadvantages depending great on the environment and personal taste. Choices include aluminum, galvalume steel, galvanized steel, copper, rolled zinc, titanium, stainless steel and more. 

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The versatility of metal allows it to be in nearly any shape and color you could imagine. You can go with a more common standing seam panel design or go for a Tile, Shingle, Shake or Slate design to emulate a classic look with the durability of a metal roof.

Galvanized Steel Roof

One of the ways a steel roof can be made to resist rust is through galvanization. Galvanized steel is made by taking iron and carbon steel and dipping it in a molten bath of zinc. The galvanic protection keeps the base from corroding. 

The amount of coating on the most common galvanized steel is G-90. The number in G-90 refers to .9 ounces of zinc per sq. ft. of the surface. The thickness of the steel itself is measured in a gauge number, the lower gauge numbers are actually for thicker metal.

For roofing contractors, this is the most commonly used metal panel due to the combination of familiarity and cost. Nearly everyone who knows about metal roofs has heard of galvanized steel. The cost and durability in dry conditions make this a go-to for many homeowners. If your roof is going to be near the beach or other areas with salt in the air, we would not recommend using a galvanized steel roof.

Galvalume Steel Roof

This steel product starts out the same way as galvanized steel. An iron and carbon base steel that is coated with aluminum and zinc is the process that makes galvalume steel. The aluminum allows the galvalume steel to have a high level of protection from rust and other corrosion. The downside to this technique is that bending the metal can form cracks in the barrier of protection from the aluminum/zinc alloy. Galvalume steel is mostly used for a standing seam or shingle style due to the simple design and limited forming required. It is slightly more expensive than galvanized and requires different cutting methods to cut and install the metal roof. Roofers labor will be different than galvanized.

Aluminum Roof

Aluminum has become more popular for metal roofing purposes in recent years thanks to a few advantages. Aluminum is ideal for applications near saltwater and coastal areas because it will never rust, unlike steel panels. The light weight of the material means for roofing it can be used on a wider range of homes without needing additional reinforcement or a structural engineer. Aluminum also can be formed and shaped for any application. Another great benefit of aluminum for roofing is a high percentage of recycled content. A piece of aluminum roofing will be made from between 90% & 95% recycled material, most of which comes from beverage cans.

The few downsides to aluminum may also be a concern in some cases. The cost of the aluminum is more than a similarly designed steel roof. Depending on the thickness chosen, aluminum is more likely to experience dings and dents, especially from larger hail.

Copper Roof

A copper roof is often considered the top of the line of metal roofing not only because of its distinct look but also because of its larger price. 

It is very rare to see a home with an entirely copper roof. It is more commonly used for dormers, near entryways or car garages, and bay windows. Copper can be installed in a standing seam or shingle style. Copper is beloved for its blue-green patina that forms over years of exposure. Copper roofing is also known for its long life due to its patina coverage. It can take anywhere from 8-15 years of exposure to get full coverage of patina over the clean copper color.

The pros of copper: a very distinct look, relatively easy to install, and very durable. Some cons of using copper on your home’s roof, it is the most expensive metal option. Copper roofing will take years to achieve its final patina unless you use a pre-patinated or treat the copper to speed up the process. Also, once the patina has developed, water runoff may leave stains or streaks on other materials it comes in contact with.

Contact Us for Residential Metal Roofing in Loomis, CA

We offer residential metal roofing services in Northern California in areas including Loomis, Sacramento, El Dorado Hills, Rockland, Roseville, Citrus Heights, Carmichael, and more. 

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