We are Lawrence Roofing and Associates.
We specialize in metal roofing solutions.
The roof is just as vital to your house as the foundation. Like your foundation, wouldn’t it be great if we can count on the installation to be ‘one and done?’. No do-overs a few decades down the line.
That’s both the expectation and reality for the complete metal rooftop that we can provide!
At Lawrence Roofing & Associates,
Our commitment is to quality and customer satisfaction.
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3495 Swetzer Rd. Suite #500 –
Loomis CA 95650
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Myth: Metal roofing will always cost more than regular shingle roofing:
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Over the life of a house, this may not be true. No one can predict what may occur in a roof: wind, snow, fire, and time are just some factors that can cause a shingle roof or inferior design and installation to fail prematurely. Although initially, you may pay a higher amount for metal roofing than you would with traditional roofing material, in the long run, metal roofing can potentially pay for the difference in any number of ways.
They include, but are not limited to:
Potential maintenance savings. Wear and tear on shingles can be fast- it’s common knowledge that the warmer the climate, the quicker shingles ‘go south’!
The resale value is higher, having numerous implications for the homeowner.
Metal roofs such as the ones we design and install are more resistant to natural disasters.
Potential energy savings. Metal roofs contribute to a quickly cooling and slowly heating house translates to money savings over time.
Learn more about the benefits of becoming our next customer below! If you’re ready or have a question, Lawrence Roofing & Associates is here.
A beautiful roof of metal
We all love and want to feel pride in our homes, and having a beautiful exterior contributes to the positivity. Metal roofs stand out visually when compared to their non-metal neighbors. A presence of strength and charm, even culture, is striking and conveyed to many who consider the appearance of a metal-roofed building. With metal roofing, your house can attain very desirable and sophisticated looks that could be the envy of the neighborhood, aesthetically pleasing, and may even blend in with its surroundings. We offer a variety of metal roofing styles and choices that will ensure that every homeowner can find something that they want in residential metal roofing.
It is a widely held opinion that metal roofs are beautiful, more-so than metal’s less rigid alternatives- your satisfaction is more assured over time, as you realize there’s one less thing to worry over. No doubt, this satisfaction is what makes metal King.
This fact makes metal roofs a clear alternative for those looking for longevity, durability, great looks, and even energy savings with their new roof. Barring a natural catastrophe or significant structural failure from below, the metal roofs we construct will almost certainly stand the tests of time.
A longer-lasting roof intended for posterity
Modern residential metal roofs come with up to 70 years of lifespan. Consider how much money you will be saving, considering that the average asphalt roof lasts only 20 or so years before needing replacement or maintenance of some form. Who knows how much a new wood and asphalt roof will cost in 2037, but you can imagine! We design anodized, rust-proof metal roofs last longer than shingles by a wide margin- it’s not even close.
There is no area of natural weather or danger that metal roofs can not out-perform traditional shingles.
Shed snow and help prevent ice dams to save the house
Snow and ice dams are the bane of winter homes. When moisture rapidly accumulates inside the attic and other spaces where warmer air from the domicile meets cold air, creating copious amounts of condensation over time, that condensation can soak the wooden structure and cause mold & rot. These can be serious problems to worry about in a winter home at higher elevations, like those found in the Sierras and Tahoe area, specifically in our outer service area! With proper ventilation and a sealed metal roof that sheds snow better than shingles, you can reduce your risk of ice dams in the winter.
Incentives for taxpayers & homeowner’s insurance
For homeowners, a $500 Federal tax credit (external site) is available to homeowners who install “Metal roofs with appropriate pigmented coatings“.
The U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005 allows for a tax credit for homeowners who install qualified energy-efficient improvements to an existing home, including metal roofs. Read more on the external (Energy Star) website.
As far as homeowner’s insurance goes, although it cannot be stated here with certainty, your particular insurance provider will factor your roof into your policy premiums. The way to confirm your metal roof will lower your rate is by communicating directly with an insurance agent on the subject and shopping around for a better rate.
Modern rooftops require metal roofing materials
Your first choice when picking a metal roof has many implications, so choosing wisely and fully considering the attributes of each metal is strongly advisable.
Steel: This is the most frequently used metal roofing material today. Steel offers a great degree of durability in metal roofing. Usually, steel panels are protected by a layer of zinc and aluminum alloy, which protects them from rust and corrosion. Most commonly used steel shingles would be galvanized steel such as G-90, which is sprayed over with Kynar 500, or Hylar 5000.
This type of galvanized steel offers a great degree of protection from corrosion. It is known to last well over 30 years Tamko galvanized steel shingles, slates, and tiles come with 50 years material warranty, which shows the confidence this manufacturer has in their product.
Galvalume steel is another common type of steel metal roofing; it is commonly used in standing seam metal roofing panels that go over many commercial and residential roofs.
Steel has earned its venerable, quality reputation as a metal roofing material of choice because of its excellent corrosion resistance and relative affordability. Almost nothing beats American steel.
Steel is structurally very rigid. This can potentially help protect your home from falling limbs and wind damage, just a couple of factors your homeowner’s insurance should consider when determining your rate.
Aluminum is another popular metal roofing material that is corrosion resistant and known to last over 50 years in professionally performed metal roofing applications. It is more expensive than steel, but it is very lightweight and very popular among homeowners.
Copper is perhaps the oldest type of metal roofing material that has been in use for a very long time and is known to last for over 70 years. It is said by some that untreated copper gets ‘better’ with its patina as it ages. Copper is relatively very expensive, and that’s why it is usually used in limited applications such as the facial coverings of the windows. There are, however, complete copper roof systems that are available to be installed over residential properties. They come with a premium, but those who opt for copper are always people who want the ‘premium’, ‘authentic’, and ‘elegant’ looks and are willing to pay for it.
Many homeowners have heard about metal roofing before, but have a minimal idea of the choices and options available to them, so contact us to learn more if you’re interested.
When it comes to what’s between you and the sky, the initial cost is just the beginning when you choose to go the most affordable route. Customize your metal roof to your taste and needs. Pick the material, color, even design and styling touches with copings. Love your roof like you love the rest of your home, and it will pay you back with time.
Properly designed and installed, metal roofs can last a lifetime
…whether tile or panel. The benefits of metal don’t stop there.
It is essential to point out that metal roofs are highly customizable, far more so than competing materials! The results of gathering data are in: Resale and appraisal value of metal-roofed houses will be higher than others, all other factors equal.
Buyers will appreciate the aesthetics, reliability, and protection the metal roof provides and will show that appreciation in their opening offer. Add to that the fact that your buyer may be purposefully seeking out a metal roof will give you significant bargaining power: If you ever decide to part ways with your home, sleep better knowing it may sell faster or for more than you were hoping!
The phrase “Metal is much more durable” is accepted as fact.
There’s no denying that shingles just don’t last as long in the elements.
All this durability and protection lends itself to one more perk: lower maintenance. A good metal roof simply won’t crack, peel, rot, split, lose impact resistance or lose sections from the wind. With shingle roofs, it is exceedingly urgent to catch leaks and problems immediately before the wood of the structure and roof begins to rot away; with metal roofs, your anxiety will be lower. Perhaps you, an able-bodied homeowner, can perform inspections yourself once a year, clearing the roof of accumulated leaves or other debris and checking roof top ancillaries and air conditioners to ensure that they are properly drained and supported. These basics are recommended for all roofs regardless of material but are more critical for shingle roofs the wetter the climate!
If you are still on the fence, consider the pros of a metal roof in your decision. Factor in the beauty, protection, cost savings in energy and maintenance, higher resale value, and practicality when choosing! Weigh the fact that it will last longer than the alternatives foremost.
Saving money on electricity is also a perk of having a metal roof, click here to learn more about how that works.
Finally, remember that even modern metal roofing panels or tiles are nearly worthless if not installed professionally.
We provide fine metal roofs for the California Sacramento central valley and foothills area built to last. If you’re in Northern California’s Central Valley area, give us a call today to discuss your options! This takes us to our final point and trade: Metal roofs have the distinct advantage of being superior in practically every way; they are more robust and beautiful, can cost less to own, require fewer chemicals to maintain, and are relatively worry-free. It takes skilled installers such as we at Lawrence Roofing & Associates Inc to create a functioning and attractive metal roof!
We’ve given you the basics, so now let’s talk one-on-one!
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Inspections & Repairs
Inspections: We at Lawrence Roofing can inspect your building for issues prior to certification by appointment.
Reach out today to see when we can appraise your needs.
Repairs: Lawrence Roofing can repair your roof to good as new. More information is available by request.
Other services and installations: Covering everything above your head, literally: The ‘bibs and bobs’, the vents, flashings, copings, and other pieces on your roof that you may not even be familiar with the purpose of. We can fill in the gaps in your knowledge as well as work on the extras on your roof that serve vital functions to either structure or HVAC. It’s critical to maintain your roof to defend your structure from the elements and time.