Quality Roof Materials
Your roofing system is only as good as all the components that they are made from.
After noticing a leak, replacing hand-split cedar shakes on his roof was an immediate priority for a retired engineer.
Interlock Roofing Systems use the highest quality materials
The quality of the all the components made Lloyd very happy. But Lloyd was most pleased with the quality of the components we use on all our Interlock® Roofing Systems.
With much craft and care Lloyd designed and built his own house.
He expected his hand-split cedar shakes to last about 50 years. They lasted about 30.
And the garage, which he built first, is where he noticed the first leak.
Jumping into researching roofing materials that he wanted to consider, including stone-covered steel, Lloyd discovered aluminum roofing companies were now in the mix.
After comparing all the different products, Lloyd found the reason we love aluminum. It does not rust like steel.
Lloyd explained, “I was becoming partial to the weathering effect and the corrosion resistance of aluminum. I couldn’t find any alternatives, even steel.”
Fact. In 1994, over 5000 original steel window frames of the Empire State Building were replaced with aluminum frame. The 1930 original steel frames had deteriorated, allowing for frosting, water and air leakage.
He continued “They gave me a lot of assurances of how good the coating was (with steel) and how long it would last… yeah, maybe it will last for 50 years, but the aluminum I know will last virtually forever.”
Lloyd has a good story on why he feels that confident in aluminum in the video.
Home Repair for the Holidays
As both a design and mechanical engineer, Lloyd was fastidious about the details and was happy to uncover the very high standard of quality we use for *all* our materials.
When getting quotes, Lloyd ran into some frustrations. With a competing metal roofing company Lloyd said:
The stone coated steel roofing company wanted Lloyd to “replace the skylights, which I didn’t think needed to be replaced.”
Even though the quotes were about half the price Lloyd noticed asphalt in his neighborhood wasn’t lasting as long as it used to.
With his mind set now firmly on aluminum, Lloyd said “I found alternative prices that were the same but I felt Interlock, with the aluminum, was superior.”
How the new roof looks
The single biggest thing Lloyd is happiest about his new roof?