What To Consider When Purchasing a Metal Roof

January 14, 2022


Purchasing a metal roof is a great investment. That said, not all metal roofs are created the same.

At Ramco, it’s important that we help you make a well-informed decision, especially when it involves something as crucial as a roof for your home or business. Continue reading below to learn some important factors to consider when purchasing your next metal roof.


Metal Roofing Is a Long-Term Solution

Metal roofing is one of the most durable and long-lasting roofing options on the market today. Properly installed panels are more likely to withstand strong winds from storms, unlike other roofing materials.

Some metal roofs can even last up to seventy years! Meaning if you don’t plan on moving any time soon, metal roofing is an excellent long-term investment.


Confirm the Metal is Made by a Reputable Manufacturer

As mentioned above, not all metal roofs are created the same.  When speaking with your supplier, they should know “every detail” of the steel they provide. From the coating weight to the chemical makeup or even common applications. The supplier can guide and advise for best practices and usage to ensure optimal results

Some manufacturers offer a thinner product with a weaker preventative coating. This means, while their product may be cheaper, the quality will be compromised.


Understand Your Options

When purchasing a metal roof, understanding your options is important. For example, Ramco manufactures several panel profiles suited for different applications. Some people enjoy a more traditional panel, while as others prefer the contemporary look of Standing Seam.

In addition to the Panel Profile, your supplier should also be able to provide you with a variety of color options to choose from as well.


Verify That the Metal is UL listed

A UL Listing means that UL has tested representative samples of a product and determined that the product meets specific, defined requirements.

Purchasing metal from a manufacturer whose products are UL Listed allows customers purchase confidently because an independent party is behind the product.


Final Thoughts

A metal roof can be a great long-term investment for your home or business, so it’s essential that you make the right decisions in the process.

At Ramco, we’re ready to help serve you in your next building project.  Contact us today to speak with one of our metal roofing experts.