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Call a Metal Roofer Before You Try New DIY Metal Roof Systems

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Thinking about getting a new metal roof?

There are plenty of good reasons to choose a metal roof in Austin:

  • Metal roofs last longer and require less maintenance than shingle roofs.
  • Metal roofing is designed to be resistant to wind, rain, hail, and snow.
  • Metal panels are 100% fireproof and not susceptible to mold or mildew.
  • Metal reflects solar radiation, helping you keep cool and spend less.

It’s no surprise Austin homeowners have been more interested in metal roofs. They have huge potential to help protect your house while reducing overall cost of ownership. pigeoncredit

More systems are hitting the market allegedly easier for the home handyperson to install without professional help. Despite the hype, they are not practical for most homeowners.

Want to Get Your Money’s Worth? Beware a Bad Roof Installation

The benefits of metal roofing are beyond doubt – but one way you could lose them all is by trying to install the roof yourself. In the short term, a bad installation is better than nothing at all. But in the long run, you could find yourself paying for that roof twice over.

A poor installation leads to all these serious problems:


Leakage is the #1 issue for any type of bad roof installation. It becomes more likely as storm season sets in, but can also result from snow accumulation in winter. Failure to give the roof the right offset can lead to problems like ice dams that most metal roofs will never have.

Fastener Loss

Fasteners are a major weak point in any roof. They’re the biggest reason why standing seam metal roofs are designed to reinforce and completely conceal the fastener system. Whole panels can become loose if fasteners aren’t secured correctly and move out of place or fall out.


Warping is a long-term metal roof concern usually caused by natural expansion and contraction as temperature changes. Poor installation practices can pin moisture in the underlayment and result in a similar effect that progresses much faster.

Panel Damage

Even if you’ve installed a shingle roof in the past, the ins and outs of metal roofs can surprise you. Walking on your roof in the wrong way (or with the wrong shoes) can damage them. One damaged panel, in turn, may compromise a portion of your roof system – and that means leaks!

A Metal Roofer Is An Investment in Your Peace of Mind

If you want a great metal roof – one that stands the test of time – you need a metal roofer.

At Longhorn Roofing, we helped pioneer the metal roofing market in and around Austin. We hire and train only the best metal roofers around. With more than 30 years of local experience, odds are good someone you know has already used our services.

When you hire a metal roofer, you get the speed and convenience of not doing it all yourself – but also the confidence that comes with knowing it’s been done right.

To get started, contact us today.

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