4Ever Metal Process
Confused about Shingle vs Metal roofing? Have a look at our process and why a metal roof is a great investment for your forever home!
It's Time to Hang Up Shingle Roofs
When most people think of roofs, they picture the typical asphalt shingles and for good reason. They have been the industry standard for decades. But, it’s time to hang up shingle roofs once and for all. There are a few advantages of traditional shingles. They are often inexpensive, easy to install and can be replaced. However there are far more disadvantages.
Asphalt shingles are vulnerable to strong winds and storms. They also crack in extreme temperatures and don’t last very long, often needing to be replaced over and over again.
Cupping & Crawling
Whether the ends turn upwards (cupping) or the middle pops up (clawing), shingles often don’t remain flat on a roof.
Here’s a plain fact about shingles, it’s nearly impossible to match the color of older shingles with new ones due to fading. So when shingles do need to be replaced, you’re going to notice.
Due to the nature of their construction, shingles have tiny granules that fade and fall off, leaving the exposed material to bake in the heat causing them to deteriorate quickly.
Black Algae Stains
Look at the roofs in your neighborhood. Chances are you’ll see unsightly stains and dark streaks on many of them. Known as “Gleocapsa Magma” this type of bacteria forms in humid climates like ours and attaches to shingles. The algae feed off of moisture and organic material. Since most shingles now contain organic “filler” materials, homeowners see these dark streaks in as little as two years after installation, causing the roof to deteriorate prematurely.
Gold Medal Metal
The idea of a metal roof may be new to many people. However, they have been around for a long time and offer a multitude of advantages, the most important of which is the durability and longevity metal provides. Once you start looking at the benefits of metal roofing it just begins to make more and more sense. Here are some of the biggest advantages.
The most obvious and remarkable advantage of metal roofing is its endurance. The strength of metal allows it to last for decades which is why we can offer a warranty that lasts for the life of the structure. With a metal roof, you will never have to worry about replacing your roof again.
Metal roofs are wind-resistant and come with a Class A fire rating. The interlocking panels also keep metal roofs free from algae, moss and fungus.
Insurance Premium Discounts
Due to the durability of metal roofs, many homeowner insurance companies offer premium discounts in this area.
Metal roofing offers stylish and classic looks that will add to the beauty of your home.
Unlike asphalt shingles which are made of petroleum products, metal roofing is environmentally friendly because it will not need to be replaced for years and years. Plus, the steel used for our roofs can be recycled.
Experience Energy Savings Through the Roof
Today we are all much more conscious of the importance of cutting energy costs, and metal roofing delivers real energy savings. It's one of the many benefits metal roofs can offer us.
First, metal roofing reflects most light and heat. This cuts cooling costs significantly, especially in the heat and humidity of summers throughout this area. Summer energy costs in our region can be reduced by ten to 20 percent depending on the roof style and size of the home. Those numbers reflect real savings that continue for the life of the roof. Over 35 years, homeowners can see savings between $15,000 - $25,000.**
Metal roofing also offers energy savings of a different type. Our metal roofing exceeds Energy Star guidelines. This means that our roofing materials are certified as being energy efficient and can result in tax credits of up to $500.*
* Your Savings May Vary.
** Based on a 10% energy savings on national average of $200/month gas/electric bills, over 36 years for average 3,000 SF. roof size (adjusted for 3% inflation of energy costs each year).
† Based on information from A.B. Martin Roofing Supply (www.abmartin.net/tax-credit).
Committed to Quality, Workmanship, and Integrity
In this Asphalt Shingles vs Metal Roofing comparison, choosing a metal roof is a smart decision. But that’s only the beginning. Which roofer you choose is equally important. At 4EVER Metal Roofing, we never lose sight of the fact that you can choose other companies. So, we make sure we’re the best choice out there.
The 4EVER METAL Roofing Advantage
Our promise of putting customers first drives everything we do. It’s why we deliver and install only the finest materials and always use the proper installation methods. It’s why we insist on fair pricing and offer the strongest warranties in the area. And, it’s why we go the extra mile to give our customers unmatched service from the first meeting through the entire process.
Extra Aluminum Layer
4EVER Metal Roofing uses high-quality Galvalume® Substrate, which adds a layer of aluminum to the steel for the ultimate in corrosion and rust resistance, adding three times the protection from the elements. At 4EVER, we also add strength to our roofs through the steel we use. While other roofers cut corners with thinner gauge steel, we start at 28 gauge steel and increase the thickness depending on your choice of roof.
Superior Metal Coating
One of the best things about a new roof from 4EVER Metal Roofing is that we want you to simply never think about your roof again. So we use Valspar® Weather XL™ paint systems. Its enhanced
weatherability ensures you won’t have to climb up and paint your roof every three to five years because it’s made to stand strong and stay beautiful for years. And, with a stunning array of colors, you are certain to find one that matches your style perfectly.
Regardless of the type of roof, it’s easy for other companies to find ways to cut corners. But at 4EVER, we believe that true quality is found in even the smallest details – like fasteners. While other metal roofing companies use barn screws, we only use superior fasteners that come with
a lifetime guarantee against rust. Every single fastener we use forms an effective seal from every angle that provides a seriously strong grip, preventing fasteners from backing out over years of use.
The Ultimate Underlayment
At 4EVER Metal Roofing, we believe there can never be too much protection. So we layer it on with innovative HydraShell™ MAX underlayment. It boasts an unbelievable four-layer construction which provides as much as 25 times the strength of traditional felt underlayment. It won’t wrinkle or absorb water, and it stays flexible in cold weather. Our underlayment offers so much protection that it is guaranteed for up to 180 days without any roofing material over it! Of course, we would never leave your roof unfinished.
The Simplest Warranty is the Best Warranty
Our Warranty Explained
Simple and direct, the 4EVER warranty is a single-page pledge of our work.
- Our Lifetime Warranty actually means a lifetime, that of your home.
- As the original purchaser, you are covered s long as you live in your home, THEN the warranty extends for an additional 15 years or the succeeding owner.
- Repairs and replacement are always FREE OF CHARGE for any defects or installation mistakes.
- We cover 100% of the cost of materials, replacement products and LABOR – something that is missing in most other warranties.
Shingles vs Metal Roofs : Return on Investment
One way to compare the cost of an asphalt roof to a metal roof is to simply look at the price. But that is such a limited part of the story.
To really compare the two, you need to factor in your ROI: Return on Investment. This is how you compare cost versus actual value. When you consider that a metal roof is a once-in-a-lifetime (for each house) purchase, the comparison becomes much more clear.
To compare area roofing prices, download the Cost vs Value Report on remodeling.hw.net. Access the report at remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2020/east-northcentral/fort-wayne-in. You can also compare metal roof prices at homewyse.com by typing this address into your server: homewyse.com/costs/cost_of_metal_roofing.html.
* Price based on national average cost.
** Based on a 10% energy savings on national average of $200/month gas/ electric bills, over 36 years for average 3,000 SF. roof size (adjusted for 3% inflation of energy costs each year)
When comparing the charts, consider these four factors:
With 4EVER Metal Roofing, you will only need a single roof. A traditional asphalt roof may need to be redone two or three times. That could cost as much as $67,000.
A metal roof raises the resale value of your home and property by as much as 65% of the initial investment† right after installation. Then, for each ensuing year, the resales value continues to rise. Compare that to the risk of an older asphalt roof lowering the value of your home.
Energy savings from the installation of a metal roof puts real money back in your pocket, cutting energy costs by ten to 20 percent depending on the style and size of your roof. This can add up to savings of as much as $25,000 over the life of your roof.**
Our simple, straight-forward warranty not only protects you, but extends to the next owner as well.
† Data for metal roof costs, resale value and energy efficiency come from metalroofing.com, biggreenpurse.com, abmartin.net and statefarm.com.
†† Based on information from A.B. Martin Roofing Supply (www.abmartin.net/tax-credit)
It's Time for 4EVER. 4EVER Metal Roofing.
We get it. No one gets really excited about buying a new roof. But, if you do need one, it’s infinitely better to only have to do it once. That’s what a metal roof provides. Then when you add in all the added benefits 4EVER provides, it starts to get a bit more exciting.
With 4EVER Metal Roofing, you get the best materials and expert installation from skilled professionals who treat your home like your own. We clean up after ourselves every day. There’s no unprofessional behavior from anyone on our crew. We work to make the entire process as easy as possible, with no surprises.
But, you don’t have to take our word for it. Ask around. Check our social media. Look at our reviews. You’ll see dozens and dozens of happy, satisfied customers who are willing to tell the world about their positive experience with us.
We also offer what we consider to be the best service in the industry – starting with the first contact. So, give us a call (260) 234-2252 or fill out the form below. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and give you a quick, thorough roof inspection and accurate estimate.
Your 4EVER can start today!