Experts in Metal Roof Replacement & Repairs throughout Austin
The roof is one of the most important features of your home. It’s also one of the largest investments that you can make. For this reason, we like to make sure that your roof is sound and will last you for years to come. Here at Green Knight ® Metal Roofing, we offer quality metal roofing services throughout Austin or any of the surrounding areas. Whether you need metal roofing installation, replacement, or repair, you can count on our team to ride in on our white horse and save the day!
Types of Metal We Use
Aluminum prevents erosion of your roof. Not only are they fire-resistant and wind-resistant, but aluminum roofs are relatively maintenance-free. Our aluminum roofs are strong enough to repel the elements that Central Texas skies bombard residents with each day and remain just as sheltering and beautiful as the day we installed them, even decades later.
Steel is tough and durable, able to last a lifetime when properly installed and maintained. They have been known to provide people with a better return on investment due to their superior resistance to damage. With a steel metal roof, you can also replicate the look of many traditional shingles, allowing you to customize the look of your roof to match the color and style of your home.
Metal Roofing Systems We Install
Standing-Seam Metal Roofing
Standing-seam metal roofing configurations continue to provide solid performance in both the commercial and residential markets. Renowned for being one of the most energy efficient roofing options available, these roofs effectively reduce utility costs while exhibiting remarkable durability and impressive longevity.
Metal shingles continue to surge in popularity as a great way for homeowners to enjoy the benefits of metal roofing while still maintaining the look and feel of a traditional roof. Available in a range of colors, manufacturers like Kassel & Irons have set the standard when it comes to metal shingle design options.
The Advantages of Metal Roofing
Metal Roofing is designed to last for decades. When we install your metal roof, we’ll customize the roof to your home’s specific needs, ensuring that the roof lasts for decades to come. Even with our customized services, all of our roofs come with many of the same advantages, including:
- Environmentally friendly – Most of our roofing options are made from some degree of recycled materials, which will help you and your home become more environmentally friendly.
- Attractive aesthetics – Whether you’d like to live in your home for the rest of your life or you’re thinking about selling it sometime in the future, it is always a good idea to have an attractive roof. At Green Knight ® Metal Roofing, we provide attractive designs and instant curb appeal for your home.
- Practically indestructible – With our metal roofing services, there’s no need to worry about whether your newly installed roof will get damaged by the elements, as our roofs are practically indestructible.
- Return on Investment – If you’re looking to increase the value of your home, consider a metal roof.
- Energy Efficient – Due to special paint resins which actually reflect harmful UV rays, a metal roof can save up to 40% of cooling costs
Metal Roof FAQs
Can a Green Knight ® Metal Roof be installed over my existing roof?
The product is often installed over existing roofs without a tear-off. The National building code does require a tear-off if two layers of roofing material are on a roof. When going over your existing shingles a watertight synthetic underlayment is first applied.
Are Green Knight ® Metal Roofs noisy?
No, most homeowners notice little difference. The texture of the panel keeps it from reverberating as flat metal roofing does. Normal attic insulation also absorbs most of the sound. We’ve never had a complaint about rain noise on our roofs. In fact, the only comments we hear are from people who wish they could hear it more. If you hear rain on your roof now you will hear it with a Green Knight Metal Roof but it will be a slightly higher tone.
What is the cost of a Green Knight ® Metal Roof?
A Green Knight ® Metal Roof is a premium custom product, not a “Roof in a Box.” A custom product cannot be quoted without meeting with you so that you can make a few dozen decisions. Additionally, the cost of your roof is determined by a variety of elements such as size, pitch (steepness), complexity, color, style, accessories, ventilation needs, paint finish, type of metal, installation method, layers of existing roof material to be removed, type of existing roof material being roofed over, polystyrene backing needed, number of penetrations from chimneys, pipes and skylights, the overall height of the roof, access to the roof, and time of the year. It is absolutely impossible to even “get you close” without a thorough discussion of your needs and desires. For these reasons, we ask that all decision-makers be present when we visit with you.
How do Green Knight ® Metal Roofs stay watertight?
The unique interlock system, along with proper underlayment, water and ice protection, high-quality sealant, and careful flashing during the installation process, makes leakage virtually impossible. The locked-down edges of the shingles cannot be lifted, unlike the unsealed edges of other roofing products.
How do Green Knight ® Metal Roofs stand up to fire?
Our metal roofs cannot be ignited by sparks from chimneys and nearby fires the way cedar shakes and asphalt shingles can. Since most major residential fires spread from sparks landing on the roof, our roofs provide exactly the kind of protection that can help prevent the spread of a neighborhood fire.
How will a Green Knight ® Metal Roof stand up to high winds?
Green Knight ® Metal Roofs are designed to withstand the strongest winds. To ensure this, they have been laboratory tested and several profiles have withstood /Huricane force winds in Florida and Louisiana. In addition to the unique interlocking system between panels, the material is anchored to the roof deck with ring-shank nails or pan head screws that are virtually impossible to pull out.
How does a Green Knight ® Metal Roof do with hail?
Our metal roofs have passed UL 2218 Impact Testing with a Class IV rating, the highest available. This means our roof can qualify homeowners for hail-resistant roofing discounts on their homeowner insurance in some states (ask your insurance agent for full details). In addition, the Kynar finish is warranted not to chip due to hail impact. Finally, because they are constructed of high-quality metal, they don’t lose their impact resistance with age as other roofing materials do. So, while other roofing products provide less and less protection for your home as time goes by, homes armored by a Green Knight ® Metal Roof maintain their lasting dependability for years and years to come.
Green Knight® Metal Roofing has been considered one of the best metal roofing companies since 2007. Our metal roofing systems have been designed to last for decades, and you can expect us to help customize your roof to your home’s specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about metal roofing benefits and to get started on your next metal roofing project!