We are on-site at a home in Delano, MN, that is currently under construction. They are getting a new metal roof installed, and we thought that would be the perfect time to get ahead of some common questions we hear about metal roofs!

This client, in particular, is having EDCO slate metal shingles installed. EDCO Products are a major staple in metal roofing products, and is located right here in Minnesota! Started in 1946, in Hopkins, MN, EDCO continues to be one of the oldest running domestic metal fabricators in the nation. It is also the largest U.S. manufacturer of pre-finished metal siding. Their full comprehensive line includes exterior siding, roofing materials, soffits, fascia, and gutter systems.

Metal siding and roofing comes in all sorts of colors, styles, and types. First, a commonly used metal roofing used on pole barns and barn homes you’ll see in rural areas, with exposed fasteners. The second type is similar to those pole barn metal roofing panels, but it’s a standing seam roof, with no exposed fasteners. Those will be found more often than not on commercial properties. It also takes a lot of skill to install these, and they require making handles on-site. A third type of metal shingle is granular coated aluminum or steel.

This customer we are working with, chose EDCO slate metal shingles, which have a lot of benefits. They are built to last a very long time, and are considered a life-long roof. They are incredibly resilient to hail and wind damage. These homeowners, in particular, have replaced their roof three times before due to weather damage, and this should be the last roof they ever install. Compared to your average shingle, a metal roof can cost a lot more upfront, but will last much longer.

When you look at the investment in terms of durability and life-span, the cost savings are massive, and the increase in property value helps make the decision to go metal is a no-brainer. A metal roof could far outlast the life of a homeowner, and is incredibly sustainable when you consider how much waste is not being produced with roofing materials that last considerably less time.

EDCO Slate Steel shingles can look just like any other shingle but with the immense built-in strength and resilience of the metal. They offer almost 100 different colors and styles that can work with any color or style siding. If you’re looking for a long-term investment for your roof, sustainable metal roofing is the way to go. Give us a call to schedule an estimate!

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