Metal Roofing for Metro New Orleans

Serving New Orleans & Baton Rouge, Louisiana

When it comes to your roof, the materials used matter. While asphalt shingles might be the most common roofing solution in Louisiana, it doesn’t mean they’re the ideal option — especially given our area’s unforgiving climate.

In fact, when metal roofing is used on New Orleans homes and businesses, over any other roofing material, there are significant advantages. Sheet metal roofs last much longer, have far fewer maintenance needs, and offer more stability and durability.

The Undeniable Value of a Metal Roofing System

Today, you see more and more metal roof systems - from the traditional tin roof of the Texas and Louisiana countryside to the attractive architectural copper metal roofing in sophisticated urban settings. Metal roofs are also frequent features throughout our area’s industrial park complexes, attractively complimenting the metal building itself.

Metal roof installation offers significant value to the homeowner or building-owner. From simple cottages to large commercial or agricultural buildings, metal roofs almost always outlast rival roofing materials. They easily pay for themselves in their years of durability, energy efficiency, and eco-friendly features.

Unlike traditional asphalt shingles, metal roofs do not need to be replaced every ten to fifteen years on average. Metal roofing is among the most sustainable roofing materials available. Additionally, metal roofing does not crack, shrink, or erode with exposure to the elements. Sheet metal material is capable of withstanding storm-grade winds and driving rain, reflects heat, has impact-resistant properties, and sheds debris easily.

Plus, as a homeowner, you may be eligible for a discount on your homeowner’s insurance premium after installing a durable and sustainable sheet metal roof.

Our Metal Roof Products

Metal roofing systems include:

  • Standing Seam Metal Roofs
  • Concealed Fastener Panels
  • Exposed Fastener Panels
  • Liner Panels
  • Wide Range of Metal Roofing Colors
  • Coppercraft Products
  • Eco-Friendly Roofing
  • Solar Roofing and Solar Panels

Benefits of Metal Roofing for Metro New Orleans Homes and Businesses

Homeowners and the commercial building owners find significant immediate and long-term advantages after installing a new metal roof.

These advantages include:

  • Long service life
  • Low maintenance costs
  • High durability
  • Lighter weight of sheet material relieves stress on your roof structure and framing
  • Long-term warranties are often available
  • Greater energy efficiency and lower energy costs
  • Increased resale value of your home or commercial building
  • Better protection from hurricanes, fire, and weather elements
  • Metal roofing is a green, eco-friendly building choice
  • Better curb appeal when it is time to sell plus we have a wide choice of metal roof colors to enhance your home
  • Roofing material made from recycled materials
  • Homeowners insurance discounts are often available

Key Advantages of Metal Roofing Systems in Lifespan, Maintenance, and Durability

Lifespan: One of the single most common reasons to invest in a metal roof for a home or business is to take advantage of the immense longevity on offer. Most asphalt shingle roofs last 20 to 25 years and then must be replaced. A metal roof, on the other hand, can last between 40 and 70 years depending on the type of metal chosen, the specific roofing system used, and the skill of the installation team. That more than doubles the lifespan of your roof in comparison with traditional options, perhaps even tripling your roof’s lifetime.

Maintenance: Metal roofs require very little in the way of maintenance. For instance, the only real maintenance you’ll need to do to the roof itself is periodic cleaning of dirt and mildew that might accumulate overtime. Of course, it is essential that you perform this task safely.

If you are unable to clean your roof safely, we highly recommend hiring a professional to handle the task for you. In addition to cleaning the metal roof panels themselves, you will also need to clean out the valley or other low-slope areas of the roof. The gutters must also be cleaned out frequently to prevent water from damming and backing up under the roofing and into your home.

Stability and Durability: You will find that metal roofs are incredibly stable and durable. In fact, depending on the material chosen, your roof will be able to withstand hurricane-strength winds of 140 miles per hour and even higher with the right roofing system. This is one reason that correctly installed metal roof systems are recommended by FEMA for use in high-wind regions, such as in Tornado Alley, and in the Gulf South states, where hurricane-force winds are a possibility. Depending on the thickness, or gauge, of your roof, this material is also incredibly impact-resistant and not susceptible to spark or lightning-induced fire hazards.

Eco-Friendly: If you’re interested in doing your part for the environment, metal roofing systems are environmentally friendly, especially when compared to traditional asphalt shingles.

Metal roofing has significantly lower levels of carbon emissions and pollution during their manufacture, and they can also help home and business owners reduce their electricity consumption by providing better temperature control. Sheet metal is also frequently made with up to 95% recycled content, making it an eco-friendly and green solution.

Metal Roofing vs. Traditional Roofing Systems

As metal roofing contractors working in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, the Northshore, the West Bank, and Baton Rouge, we’re proud of the metal roofing systems we install. We do, however, acknowledge that metal roofing has some differences when compared to asphalt shingle roofs and other traditional roofing systems. Sometimes, these might be perceived as “downsides.”

One of those is price. Metal roofs cost between three and five times as much as a standard asphalt shingle roof. However, it’s important to realize that you are not comparing apples to apples in this scenario. Asphalt shingles typically need complete replacement in 12 to 20 years. With a metal roof, you have between 40 and 70 years before this type of maintenance is needed.

With a metal roof, you also gain significantly more peace of mind about your and your family's safety and the overall safety of your home or business. Conventional asphalt shingles are easily  damaged. High winds can rip asphalt shingles from your roof with ease, and they present no barrier to falling limbs and other debris. Metal roofs, on the other hand, easily stand up to these challenges.

There is also the fact that not all roofing companies can install a metal roof correctly. Mistakes in clip placement, the use of double clips along eaves when necessary, and others can leave you with a roof that does not offer the protection you and your home or building needs.

At JOI Roofing Contractors, we have the experience, expertise, and knowledge necessary to correctly install a standing seam metal roof anywhere in Metro New Orleans. We also custom-fabricate ridge caps, gutters, and other components from high-quality materials and offer roofing maintenance and repair services.

Not All Metal Roofs Are the Same

While we’re proud to offer business-owners and homeowners in Metro New Orleans and Baton Rouge access to beautiful, durable metal roofs, it’s important that you realize not all such roofs are created equal.

How do they differ?

That is one of the most common questions we receive from our customers. After all, one metal roof looks much like another, with exceptions for things like color. Actually, there are several key ways metal roofing can differ.

Standing Seam Metal Roofs: Take a look at your options and you will find a couple of different metal roofing systems available.

Standing seam style is one of your options. In this scenario, all of the seams (the joints between any separate pieces of metal) are raised above the lowest level of the roof itself. This is about more than mere looks. By raising seams higher, it helps keep those areas most likely to develop leaks drier. Standing seams are also raised, so there is no chance that the seam will be submerged during torrential rains, helping to ensure that no leaks develop overtime.

In comparison, flush-mount metal roofing puts all the seams at the same level - flush with the rest of the roof. Obviously, there is a greater chance that leaks will develop in this type of installation. Often, standing seam roofs are your best option.

Color Protection: At one point in time, metal roofs were only available in silver, galvanized metal. This really limited your choice! Today, that’s no longer the case. You can choose from a wide range of colors to match the aesthetic of your home or business. Color options include black and brown all the way to red and even multi-color variants such as verdigris, or patina.

Traditional roofing systems don’t generally offer the same amount of color protection as metal roofs do. We guarantee the colorfastness of your roof for a full 20 years, giving you peace of mind about your investment and ensuring its top-notch appearance for years to come.

Aesthetic Appeal: Take a look at your average metal roof in New Orleans and you’re likely to see dozens, even hundreds, of exposed screws. That’s natural. The sheet metal panels must be held in place, right? They do, but those screws don’t have to degrade your business or home’s aesthetic.

Our New Orleans roofing contractors install metal roofs so that all the screws necessary to hold clips in place are completely hidden from sight. This system offers significantly more aesthetic appeal for your home. We also custom-design ridge caps, gutters, and other elements to tie your roof to your home’s design and create a cohesive, attractive look.

Moisture Protection: Our metal roofing systems are significantly more watertight and moisture-repelling than traditional asphalt shingles. Our roof contractors’ process of tucking the securement screws out of sight ensures high moisture protection. As your roof heats and expands with heat and cold, exposed screw holes get larger and larger. Our roof systems have no exposed holes that might allow moisture to enter your home, keeping your structure safe and dry for decades to come.

Commercial and Residential Metal Roofing Systems

At JOI roofing, our New Orleans roofing contractors are proud to offer durable and high-quality metal roofing solutions for Metro New Orleans home- and business-owners. Our commercial and residential roofing services ensure that your metal roof remains long-lasting, beautiful, durable, eco-friendly, and energy-efficient for years to come.

Roof Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Services in Metro New Orleans

At JOI Roofing, we understand that it’s not always about installing a new roof. The New Orleans environment can cause serious problems for any roof. That’s why we’re proud to offer both installation and repair services for residential and commercial clients. No matter what’s wrong, we have the solution. All you have to do is contact us.

Areas We Serve

We understand that threats to residential and commercial roofs are not limited to the city of New Orleans alone. Therefore, in addition to the city, we also serve customers in Metairie, Kenner, River Ridge, Jefferson, on the West Bank, and on the Northshore, including Mandeville, Covington, Madisonville, Slidell and cities in between. We also serve Metro Baton Rouge.

We Are Your Experts

When it comes to metal roofing, whether in a new installation or repairing an existing metal roof, having the right company on your side is essential. At JOI Roofing, we are expert sheet metal fabricators and roofing contractors, capable of providing solutions to any need. We’re not only experts in metal roofing. We also customize structural roofing solutions, creating virtually anything you need, from gutters to decorative copper elements to add beauty, style, and durability to your home or business.

Are you ready to experience the benefits offered by metal roofing for your Metro New Orleans home or business?

Whether you’re interested in protecting your home and its contents from hurricane-force winds or you just want a roofing system that will last for 50 years or longer, we can help. We invite you to get in touch with us today. Contact us or call 504-733-0331 to schedule a no-commitment free estimate for roofing services on your home or commercial business!