Let’s say you’re a homeowner and you’re considering replacing the old asphalt roof with a new metal roof. Perhaps you’re planning to have a house built and you’ve been hearing a lot about the benefits that can be gained from a metal roof.

Around these parts, we’re big fans of metal roofs, for the environmental aspects, the practical benefits, and the aesthetic your home will gain. But there are a few details to consider in order to make a more informed investment. Keep reading for 5 things to keep in mind, and choose the Melbourne roofing contractors at Hippo Roof for all of your roofing needs.

You should expect to receive warranties for the product itself, as well as the labor for the installation. Take the time to understand the details of your warranties, such as who provides them and the limitations.

Be sure that the materials and design are appropriate for your particular roof. Remember that some materials do have limitations, such as a minimum pitch. If you’re not sure, take pictures of your home and send them to the manufacturer with questions.

Be sure to check out how experienced your installers are. A reputable company will be happy to provide references to past customers. Remember that a great product poorly installed is still a problem.Will your metal roof be connected to low-pitched roofs? Sometimes, those junctions are made from a different material and may need to be replaced at a separate time.

Will your metal roof be connected to low-pitched roofs? Sometimes, those junctions are made from a different material and may need to be replaced at a separate time.

Ask about the penetrations of your roof. This refers to the protection you’ll receive from leaks, and many roofing materials depend heavily on sealants around skylights, chimneys, and vents. Sealants should not be your only line of defense.


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