When we poll our roofing and gutter installers about what they enjoy about their job most, we often hear how much they love working outdoors. For the craftsmen that had the privilege of working on Deb and Steve’s Inver Grove Heights home, the backdrop did not disappoint. Built in 2000 and located on the Mississippi River, the log home was a breathtaking sight. However, a hailstorm damaged the property’s roof and Deb and Steve’s insurance company had approved a new one. Wanting this to be the last roof they installed on their home and needing new gutters, the couple carefully began researching the best material options to be installed by the industry’s best craftsmen. Ultimately, they selected our team to install a new metal roof and gutters. They felt confident in our craftsmanship product selection. Learn more about project highlights here.
Metal Roofing: The size of an average roof is approximately 1700 square feet or 17 squares. At over 40 squares, Deb and Steve’s roof was substantially larger than most. Deb and Steve were convinced that metal roofing was a better fit for his property than asphalt had been. An advantage that metal roofs have over asphalt is that they are 1/3 of the weight. This puts less strain on the structure of a home. Metal roofs hold up against rotting, crumbling, splitting, or burning. Another interesting fact about metal roofs is that they have a have cooler surface area than other types of roofing. That’s because they prevent as much as 80% of the sun’s energy from being absorbed. This leads to a surface temperature that can be 60-70 degrees cooler than if it were another material. Deb and Steve also appreciated that the metal roof we installed is maintenance-free and is backed by a Lifetime Workmanship Guarantee. It also comes with a 35-year non-prorated finish warranty.
Gutters: Interested in maintenance-free gutters, Deb and Steve chose to have our craftsmen install LeafGuard® Brand Gutters. Their patented design allows us to offer a no-clog warranty that is good for Steve and the next owner of his home. LeafGuard® Brand Gutters are made specially for the home they are installed on. They are absent of seams. Seams are problematic because over time they weaken and eventually water will leak through them. This renders the gutters useless. Steve also appreciated that the aluminum used to fabricate LeafGuard® Brand Gutters is 20% thicker than ordinary gutters making them extremely durable.
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