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Metal roofing is a big investment, yes, but it’s a worthwhile one that your future self will thank you for making. However, because of the inevitable higher cost for materials, you want to be absolutely sure that the job is done correctly. So if you are considering metal roofing for your home and have questions, reach out to the pros at Sombreros Roofing, LLC–we have the answers! From the initial consultation and site assessment, to measuring, ordering, and installing the final product, we handle every step of the process. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and receive your free estimate!


Metal Roofing in Northern Illinois

In both Illinois and Wisconsin, homeowners are coming to appreciate the value of metal roofing more and more. High quality metal roofing with a solid guarantee is easy to maintain and boasts a longevity that other roofing materials just can’t. Our team of roofing professionals have experience installing and servicing metal roofs and we aim for perfection every time. We have the right equipment and the know-how to complete your next metal roofing project.


Metal Roofing Options

The material used to craft your metal roof is available in an array of thicknesses, styles, colors, finishes, and designs. In addition, you’ll need to decide whether you want to go with standing seam, ribbed metal, or a corrugated metal roofing product.


Standing Seam Roofing

As the name suggests, standing seam metal roofing has an elevated seam between individual panels. The overlapping seams cover joints and fasteners, providing ultimate protection from the elements. Many customers find a standing seam roof to be the most attractive option, and on top of that it also happens to be an incredibly durable material.


Ribbed Metal Roofing

Ribbed metal roofing offers a more minimalist approach, with panels that are pressed to form thin ridges that add to the roof’s strength and durability. This type of roofing can also put up with an array of weather threats. More utilitarian than aesthetically pleasing, ribbed metal roofing is a smart choice for garages, utility, or agricultural buildings. 


Corrugated Metal Roofing

The most utilitarian of the three, corrugated metal roofing is cost-effective and durable. It’s a practical option for affordable protection from the elements. The wavy, low profile and corrugated roofing’s galvanized finish will last for years.


When settling on the ideal product for your home, you’ll want to choose a metal roofing material that looks great on its own, but also coordinates well with your home’s exterior design scheme and color palette. It’s also good to ask questions about which colors best reflect the sun’s rays if you deal with intense summer heat. Know that the premium finish options will increase the project’s cost while optamizing quality.


Regardless of what you decide on, metal roofing is a durable, lightweight material that won’t put undue stress on your home’s frame. And it isn’t threatened by extreme weather in the same way that shingles can be. Whether you live in an exposed area prone to harsh weather, or in a more shady, sheltered area, metal roofing is always a solid choice.


Metal Roofing Advantages


We’ve already talked about reliable protection in the face of weather’s worst, but there are more advantages that lead clients to opt for metal roofing over and again. These include:


  • a long lifespan of even twice as much as a traditional shingle roof

  • the safe and naturally fire-resistant quality of metal

  • an ability to reflect light and heat and boost energy efficiency

  • a naturally smooth and protected surface that prevents debris accumulation

  • minimal upkeep beyond routine maintenance

  • a streamlined, modern aesthetic

  • unexpected insulation and noise cancellation


If your home would benefit from these perks of metal roofing, reach out to us to learn more!


How To Maintain and Clean a Metal Roof

Due to its relatively slick surface, most debris that would build up on a shingle roof will roll right off of a metal roof. The exception may be substances like tree sap and bird droppings, which can discolor and damage the protective finish if they are not removed. A strong hail storm or fallen tree could also leave their mark. For these reasons, we recommend an annual inspection. 


While metal roofing is durable, the coatings are subject to abrasion. Cleaning a metal roof does not require harsh chemicals, intense scrubbing, or very aggressive cleaning tools. Instead, a soft-bristled broom and gentle dishwashing soap are best–even a weak bleach solution could potentially lead to damage. Metal roofs require specific footwear for safe access and can be very slippery, no matter the conditions. It’s best to work with a professional who has the right equipment and will take the necessary precautions to safely address the state of your roof. 


Reliable Metal Roofing Professionals Serving Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin

As metal roofing continues to grow in popularity, more companies come on the scene to profit from the increased interest, claiming to be experts. At Sombreros Roofing, LLC, we know our craft and our materials. We offer only the best and highest quality products to our customers, and do the preliminary work to ensure that every installation is done correctly. We want your new metal roof to offer a beautiful, durable, and reliable protection for decades to come. 


Give Sombreros Roofing a call to learn more and schedule your next appointment for metal roof installation, cleaning, repair, maintenance, or replacement. Together we can find the ideal product to work seamlessly with your home’s aesthetic, your preferences, and your budget. Get started on a project that will add beauty and value to your home–contact us today!