Billings, MT 406-256-5477
Since 1978. Qualified Remodeler magazine's Top 500 Metal Roofing Contractors and Roofing Companies year after year.
At Billings Metal Roofing our mission as a leader in residential roofing systems is to help you answer the question, “What metal roofing system is best for us and our home?”
More and more property owners here in Montana and Wyoming are finding that metal roofing is a viable solution to the continued expense of ineffective asphalt roofing options. Throughout this website we will focus on the benefits of metal roofing, we will offer a comparative analysis of other available roofing options, and you will see why you should choose metal roofing for your home or business.
Stone Coated is the best option for steep slope roofing.
We are known for our extreme weather events. We have seen tornadoes, wind gusts over 100 miles per hour, and sustained winds in the 80 mph range. We've seen lightning storms and wild fires, we have seen hail stones the size of grapefruit, heavy snow piling up faster than we can clear it, ice build ups from temperatures in the 50’s during the day and below freezing at night. The summer months can be brutally hot, while the winter months are frigid cold. This weather is the cause of roofing materials deteriorating long before their warranties expire, and may be the primary reason that you are considering metal roofing.
The Classic Look of Strength and Durability.
Metal roofing is recognized for its inability to burn, therefore flying embers, sparks or burning debris are no threat. Metal roofs carry with them Class A, B and C fire ratings, and along with its strong hail resistance, property insurance underwriters look favorably upon it and offer special discounts and lower premiums. When seconds count, metal roofing’s low weight reduces the likelihood of roof cave-ins due to a weakened structure, helping to save your home and belongings.
When Seconds Count, the right roof can make all the difference.
Everybody has heard lore about metal roofing and lightning, and it is common for home owners to ask if a metal roof might somehow attract lightning. The truth is that while metal conducts electricity it does not draw it. Lightning is looking for a pathway into the ground. A metal roofing system is an isolated structural component with no direct pathway to follow, therefore there is no scientific reason for lightning to seek out, or favor a metal roof. Most other roofing materials are combustible and burn rapidly, metal is non-combustible and does not burn, making it the most desirable construction material available.
Lightning Strikes are the Leading Cause of Wild Fire.
At high altitudes the sun is probably the most consistent offender of roofing systems. It causes expansion and contraction and with most roofing systems this means slowly they loosen and separate from the decking. The sun causes asphalt shingles to dry out, become brittle and start to crack, curl, fade, blister, and breakdown over time. On the other hand, concealed fastener metal roofing systems are completely impervious to this type of damage. Their high-tech coatings, backings, and color finishes are designed to protect and maintain the integrity and the color of the panel or shingle.
At High Altitudes the suns UV rays are the most damaging.
Another reason for metal roofing’s increasing popularity is its resistance to hail. Hail can be damaging to any roof system and we’ve seen storms here in Montana and Wyoming that take their toll on everything in their path, and no roofing material is immune. Metal roofing offers the best protection from leaks caused by punctures in the roofing material. While it may dent from the force of the hail, typically there is no immediate concern due to an exposed roof deck. Metal roofing systems will withstand large steel balls dropped from 50-70 feet above, and even ice shot from air cannons. Metal roofing carries the best UL 2218 rating of class IV, and as a result home owners may receive special discounts along with lowered insurance premiums. Metal roofing will maintain its strength and durability even as it ages.
Shooting Ice at high speed using compressed air.
Damage to roofing systems due to high winds is known as uplift. It is when wind gets underneath and lifts the roof up, or up and off. Not all metal roofing systems are installed to protect against uplift, and none of the other available roofing materials are. Three nailing asphalt shingles used to be recommended, then 4 and 5 nailing, along with other systems that just do not work. A properly installed metal roofing system is designed to prevent uplift. Its concealed fastener and interlocking systems don’t allow wind to get in underneath the panel or shingle. Metal roofing will withstand tornado like winds thru out its service life, most other roofing materials will not.
Tornadoes touching down just off of US-87 in Montana.
Snow and ice will take its toll on just about any roofing system over time. While other roofing systems hold moisture and deteriorate over time, metal roofing maintains its strength and durability keeping your home safe and dry for decades to come. Snow will slide off quickly and metal does not hold moisture or ice. The sun’s radiant heat will pass thru snow and warm the surface of your roof. With metal roofing systems this allows the snow to loosen and slide off of the roof. With other roofing materials the snow stays in place while shingles hold the moisture turning into ice as the temperature drop. This causes expansion, and contraction, little cracks turn into bigger cracks as the deterioration process continues, eventually leading to leaking into your home. A metal roofing system is installed with breaks (sometimes referred to as ice cutters) to control the snow loads and prevent ice damming. At Billings Metal Roofing there are custom products and accessories available to keep your metal roofing as beautiful, as it is durable for decades to come.
Steep slope roofs with heavy wet snow loads melting and freezing again will separate at the decking.
Light and Dark coatings or colors reflect UV Rays, reducing attic temperatures and lightening the load on HVAC systems. Energy Saving are actually a bi-product or added benefit of the special coatings or granular-coated finishes. The coatings are developed to protect the products from fading, 3M has developed granules that not only reduce fading, and lower energy cost but they also reduce smog: Check it out here. During winter months radiant heat from inside the home will escape out thru roof decking and shingles, with metal roofing systems that heat will not escape keeping your home comfortable and secure.
The Classic look of Stone Coated Steel Shingles.
Metal roofing is good for our environment in many ways. Not only can it reduce smog, it is recyclable and in most cases it is made using recycled metal. Usually 15-25%. Conventional roofing materials contribute billions of pounds of waste to landfills across America, Asphalt shingles are non-recyclable. Often times, due to the weight of metal roofing, existing asphalt shingles are left on the roof, eliminating the need for tear-offs, along with the cost and eco-impact of managing the waste.
Our Stone Coated Steel shingles are manufactured using up to 25% recycled steel.
Angie’s List reports that longevity is the top reason home owners choose metal roofing. Your new roof will last 70-100 years or more, it requires very little maintenance and it holds is beauty and good looks all the while. Along with the dependability that people love, more and more home owners are realizing that metal roofing’s low life span costs, actually make the cost of metal roofing less than asphalt roofing.
Stone Coated Steel Shingles are the one roofing material that you never have to worry about.
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Our Metal Roofing Contractors have been serving Montana and Wyoming since 1978. It has been a seemingly short 41 years now and our list of satisfied home owners and repeat customers has grown into the thousands. Just ask your neighbors, they probably have our premium products on their home and business.
At Billings Metal Roofing, our roofing contractors stand committed to our involvement in the communities we work in. Whether it is our presence at your home improvement shows, our logo and sponsorships of local little league baseball, softball, volley ball teams or extra curricular activities in your school districts we are involved throughout Billings, Bozeman, Miles City, Cody, Gillette, Casper and Sheridan
We have been following and responding to posted reviews since 1987. There are a few things we've noticed at the different review sites for metal roofing contractors. For every 400 competed projects we get a bad review. Every now and then we get a bad review from somebody that was never our customer. Nobody ever has a great steak dinner and goes on to leave a review.
Good news for homeowners looking to save money by installing an energy efficient stone coated metal roof this year:
The Federal Property Tax Credits for 2020 and other incentives for doing home improvements like metal roofing have been retroactively extended until Dec. 31, 2020.
Each of roofing contractors and our staff members at Billings Metal Roofing are taking necessary precautions, adhering to social distancing, utilizing smaller crews to keep within the guidelines set by the CDC.
We are here to serve our community.
Thank you for your continued business and stay healthy!
The Truth is mistakes can be made, mostly due to adjusters not looking at the total scope of the project. Roofing Contractors know what to look for, on the surface and below the surface. Let’s take a quick review to expose the common mistakes and bring up some solutions.