Addressed to: Popular Mechanics
I have read your recent issue which included a section about roofing materials. I was surprised your excellent publication did not include information about aluminum metal roofs in that section. We recently had one installed and are quite pleased with the appearance. Our roof was installed by Interlock Industries, based in Vancouver. Their shingles come in many colors and somewhat resemble the look of an asphalt shingle roof.
However, unlike asphalt shingle and other roofing types, our roof has a lifetime, non-prorated, fully transferable factory warranty. It is fireproof, rot proof, energy efficient and can withstand winds in excess of 100mph.
The cost per square foot is more expensive than asphalt shingle but not much more expensive than a 30 year warranted asphalt roof.
Much has been written concerning the rapid deterioration of today’s asphalt roofs and I would suspect your readers would be interested in learning more. And, no, we don’t hear “pitter patter” when it rains!
Robert M. Briggs
Submitted on www.newenglandmetalroofing.com