Steel Roof Replacement in Wisconsin

Do you know the current condition of your roof? If not, that alone is an indication that an inspection is long overdue.

If you have been living in your house for at least 10 years and are unaware of its current condition, be prepared for the worst. With Wisconsin’s hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters, it’s no surprise that roof longevity drops and damages accumulate and continue to happen. 

In such situations, repairs can only do so much. A steel roof replacement in Wisconsin is often more cost-effective and cost-efficient in the long run.

Contact Bulldog Builders today to schedule a free roof inspection with our roofing experts.

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Steel Roof Replacement vs. Roof Repairs

Wisconsin weather can be unforgiving for a wide variety of roofs — from composite or asphalt shingles to even durable metal roofs. Any Wisconsin home that has been standing for at least 15 years needs a thorough inspection to assess the damage and potential future issues.

A roof that is less than 40 years old may still survive several more years by simply repairing it. Still, it all depends on the material of your current roof.

If you already have a steel roof and only have isolated, damaged sections, then you can simply call our team for quick and simple roof repairs for an affordable short-term solution.

However, if your roof is at least 40 years old or is made from asphalt or composite shingles and other non-metal materials, then repairs will not cut it. A total steel roof replacement will deliver better results and value for your money.

At Bulldog Builders, our team handles both roof repairs and steel roof replacement in Wisconsin. If you’re unsure which one you need, call (414) 405-1751 today and let our roofing professionals help you determine your best course of action.

Advantages of Steel Roof Replacements

The popularity of steel roofing continues to grow thanks to its many benefits and little to no downsides.

Longevity

Depending on the material you choose, metal or steel roofs have an average lifespan of 40 to 70 years. This is nearly double that of other popular roofing materials. Composite shingles, fiber cement shingles, and wood shake roofs only last 25 to 30 years. Meanwhile, asphalt roof rolls only last up to 10 years maximum.

Durability

The longer lifespan of steel roofs is due to its high durability. Steel is one of the hardest metals on earth. As such, your steel roofs can better withstand harsh weather — from strong winds and heavy rainfall to even fire and hail.

Aesthetic Appeal

Steel roofing materials are highly versatile and aesthetically appealing. Although made of metal alloy, you can have a steel roof that looks like clay, slate, shingles, and other roofing materials. Steel roof panels are also available in a variety of vibrant colors that can increase your home's value. You can even combine steel roofing accents with other roofing materials, an eye-catching new trend that is sure to turn a few heads.

Energy Efficiency

Contrary to what some may think, steel roofs offer greater energy efficiency than asphalt shingles and other common roofing materials. Metal roofs better reflect light and heat from the sun, while also helping maintain indoor heat during winter.

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Warning Signs You Need a Steel Roof Replacement

It’s always better to know the warning signs that your roof is in need of a replacement. Whether you’ve got composite shingles or an older steel roof, make sure to contact a trusted roof contractor if you notice any of the following:

Worn or Peeling Paint

Once your steel roof’s paint and coating starts to deteriorate, this exposes your steel roof to the elements. This can greatly lower its durability and makes it vulnerable to rust and corrosion, and less energy efficient.

Rust and Corrosion

The coating of your steel roof is essential to prevent rust and corrosion. When your steel roof starts to rust, this often leads to holes in your roof and water damage in your home.

Leaks and Water Damage

Leaks and water damage in your attic are red flags that your roof has sustained damage. Even without going out onto your roof, you can pinpoint the damaged spots.

Torn Flashing and Missing Shingles

Dents and holes are to steel roofs as torn flashing and missing shingles are to other roofing materials. These problems both cause water to seep into your attic and cause more damage.

Mold and Roof Rot

Mold and roof rot are the most common resulting damages of leaks due to dented metal roofs or missing shingles. You may also notice algae and moss growth on your attic, or even wooden or composite shingles.

Types of Steel Roofing Materials

There are three variations of steel roofing materials. While all have long lifespans, the certain qualities of the different materials lead to slight differences in durability, aesthetic appeal, and overall cost.

  • Galvanized Steel - The most common steel roofing material, galvanized steel roof paneling is protected by a layer of zinc. This zinc coating adds further protection against corrosion and rust. 
  • Galvalume - Similar to galvanized steel, but instead of a zinc coating, galvalume is protected by a layer of aluminum and zinc. Aside from being anti-corrosive, the coating offers better surface protection against scratches and creates a smooth, uniform look. 
  • Weathering Steel - In contrast to the anti-rust and anti-corrosion properties of galvanized steel and galvalume, weathering steel is intentionally designed to rust. It has a coating of phosphorus, copper, and silicon. This allows the steel to ionize yet stop rusting, leaving it with an aesthetic look akin to patina.
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Get a New Steel Roof in Wisconsin Today

Maintaining your roof is critical to ensuring the safety of your loved ones and protecting the value of your property. 

Regardless of whether your home already has a steel roof or has composite, wood, or clay shingles, it is important to inspect it regularly and act promptly in case of damage. If your roof already has extensive deterioration or other issues, it’s time for a steel roof replacement. 

Bulldog Builders is your resident expert in steel roof replacement in Wisconsin. A quick call is all it takes to get the process started.

Reach out to us at (414) 405-1751 or visit our contact page to request a free roof inspection and quick quotation.