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3 Things to Look for in a Metal Roof for Your Baton Rouge Home

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Mon, Sep 16, 2013 @ 11:08 AM

3 things to look for in a metal roof for your baton rouge homeGood things come in threes.  A fieldgoal in football, a birdie on a par 4, Back to the Future.  The same is true when you consider a metal roof for your home.  It’s important to trust your home’s biggest asset to a quality, proven Baton Rouge roofing company and supplier.  Just like the three musketeers, Three’s Company reruns and the three little pigs, here are three things to look for in a metal roof for your south Louisiana home.


  • Special Flashings- For most homes, installing a metal roof is going to create certain areas that will need special care.  To protect your home and create the most value in your new roof, sealants can’t be used.  To account for sky lights, chimneys, valleys or gables, you’ll need to implement special flashings.  A Baton Rouge roofing and sheet metal supplier will be able to provide these.
  • Self-Cleaning Valleys- Between pine trees, oak trees and cypress trees, there is plenty of debris that will end up on your roof.  It’s important that your new roof is equipped with open valleys that allow your roof to stay clean.  Many roofs are installed with a closed valley system.  It has hidden waterways that are easily clogged with debris.  These clogs from leaves, needles and sticks trap the water there and can eventually cause leaks.  Open or “self-cleaning” valleys carry rainwater and any roof debris off of the roof so clogs and leaks can be avoided.
  • Ventilation- This is a magical word in south Louisiana.  The sweltering summer heat and high humidity from March through October can be unbearable.  It also does a number to your energy bills during the peak of summer.  Reroofing your home provides a great opportunity to address your attic ventilation.  Most homes benefit from increased ventilation between your attic and your roof.  This extra room keeps your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. 

So there you have it.  There are many benefits to providing a metal roof for your home or business.  Just like a three of a kind in poker or the third time’s the charm, these three elements of a Baton Rouge metal roof will make it even better.

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Topics: Metal Roofing