Metal Roofing for Churches, Religious Facilities and Steeples

Churches are a principle feature to any community whether in a city or in a rural Minnesota area. They are architectural landmarks that withstand the test of time throughout many generations.  Protect your communities landmark with a product that also withstands the test of time – a metal roof.  It will protect your church structure, steeple, contents and congregation from the elements.  It is a good use of resources.

At A. M. Burney Exteriors, Inc. we understand the value of a budget.  It is why we offer quality metal roofing products that last.  With cost of labor and the cost of petroleum based (asphalt) products continually rising, it is time to put all that hard work and money-raising efforts to good use. Once a metal roof is installed, the cycle of re-roofing your church with asphalt roofing shingles every 20-24 years ends. We invite you to explore the benefits of stone coated steel, standing seam, or enhanced steel roofs below.

There are a couple of building issues that we can investigate during a new roof installation.  If you are having trouble keeping your building cool in the summer, warm in the winter; if you are experiencing ice dams, we can address these issues by inspecting the current insulation and ventilation.  There are products available that may fix these issues. You will see (energy savings) and feel (comfort)the difference. The best time to do this is when you are replacing your roof.

Our specialty steel roof installations are second to none.  Our crews are trained to understand the nuances of any architectural feature and install them correctly. They clean throughout the day.  They are mindful of your parishioners’ safety.  With our established steel roofing installation techniques, and your choice of quality steel roof materials, it will be the last roof you congregation will have to consider replacing for a long, long time.

What types of metal roofs are there to put on a Church?

There are three types of metal roof systems that you can choose from. Each has their own unique look and appeal, but all beautiful and tough. They are:

Stone Coated Steel Metal Roofing Panels for Churches

Stone coated metal roofing combines the longevity of steel with the textured appeal of a traditional asphalt roofing shingle and comes with a 50 year warranty.  Developed after World War II and made in the U.S.A.,  these steel panels are made of 26 gauge steel.  The steel panel is then coated with A-50 galvalume-which makes it rust proof. It is then covered with small stone chips in an acrylic, heat activated, bonding agent.  The result is a steel roofing panel that looks like asphalt with the strength of steel. A stone coated steel panel fits many church architectural styles.

These profiles are available in five color blends

  • Cottage Shingle – two color blend creates a classic shingle look.
  • Shake – replicates hand-split wood shake.
  • Shingle – low profile.
  • Barrel Vault – traditional look of high-barrel Spanish tile.
  • Tile – medium profile, resembles traditional style of southern Europe.

What are the benefits of a stone coated steel roof?

  • High Wind Ratings.  Excellent for steeples
  • In some cases, can be installed over an asphalt roof. This saves tear-off costs.
  • Above-Sheathing Ventilation.

What is Above-Sheathing Ventilation?

A unique feature that several profiles have is Above-Sheathing Ventilation.  It allows for an air space between the steel panel and the roof decking which allows for ventilation.  As hot air a rises from inside the building and attic, it creates a natural convection effect. This hot air can get trapped in the roof.  This ventilated system allows this heated air to flow across the roof deck reducing heat gains in the summer. The result is a cooler interior space in the summer that saves on your energy consumption, saving money.

A stone coated steel roof that looks like traditional asphalt may fit the architecture of your church and church parsonage perfectly.  Call A.M. Burney Exteriors, Inc. today and schedule a free estimate for a new metal roof. We install in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and surrounding suburbs like Woodbury, Mendota, Shakopee, Hopkins, Brooklyn Park, New Brighton and White Bear Lake.

Also installing in rural Minnesota and rural Mid-Western Wisconsin. We look forward to hearing from you. Call us today!

Standing Seam Steel Roofs for Churches

A standing seam metal roofing system is a durable, low to no maintenance option when considering a metal roof.  It is a wise investment and has a return on investment because when installed correctly, it will last twice as long as an asphalt roof if not longer.  Modern styles come in a wide variety of colors to enhance any church building or steeple.  It will protect against the extreme Midwest weather differences.

What are the Benefits unique to a Standing Seam Roof?

  • Excellent Warranties –up to 50 Years.
  • Available in several gauges of steel: depending on your need and application.
  • Solar reflectivity – saves energy dollars.
  • High performance; fade resistant paints.
  • Custom lengths – we manufacture our own for a perfect, seamless installation every time.
  • Snow slides off – use snow guards to protect high traffic areas.
  • Complete standard and custom flashing and accessories.
  • Concealed fastener systems provide superior adhesion and leak protection.

Commercial Enhanced Steel Roofing Panels

This product offers the durable, storm-resistance of steel in a wide selection of styles and colors. If you want the classic look of a slate or shake roof, with the benefits of interlocking steel panels, you can get both with enhanced steel roofing. The colors are multi-dimensional and designed to last even in harsh weather conditions.

Unique Edco Arrowline permanent steel roofing shingles features:

  • 50 Year Transferable Non Pro-Rated Lifetime Warranty.
  • 30 Year Fade/Chalk Warranty.
  • A total accessory package that includes a vented ridge system.
  • *Wind resistant – Four way interlocking system tested to withstands winds to 160MPH
  • Snow slides off – we install snow guards in high traffic areas for safety.
  • 10 of 12 colors are Energy Star® rated – which reduces energy costs.

A.M. Burney Exteriors, Inc. installs enhanced metal roofs on religious facilities and churches in rural Minnesota and rural Mid-Western Wisconsin.  Call today for a free consultation and written estimate. We also install in theTwin Cities Metro area and the surrounding cities like: Richfield, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Blaine, Little Canada, Apple Valley and Bloomington.  We look forward to hearing from you.

A note on installation and its importance.

Every roof is different. We make our panels either at our shop.  For large jobs, we can bring our equipment to your job site so that we are able to cut custom lengths.  Ultimately, this flexibility will save you money on installation because you will not have to pay shipping costs of panels made at a factory and delivered to your location.  It is also a “time” savings.  Making our own steel seamless panels allows for perfect a perfect installation every time.

Keep your church protected with a commercial standing seam metal roof that will last for decades.  Call A.M. Burney Exteriors, Inc. today and schedule a consultation and get a free estimate. We install in St. Cloud, Edina, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Blaine, Stillwater, Burnsville and the Twin City Metro area. We also install metal roofs on churches in rural Minnesota and rural Mid-Western Wisconsin. We look forward to hearing from you.

Why should I put a metal roof
on my church?

Because metal roofs are tough. They are incomparable to asphalt shingles when it comes to features and return-on-investment. The benefits of a metal roofing shingle:

  • Performance in extreme weather conditions.
  • 50 Year Warranties.
  • Class 4 Hail Resistant.
  • Fire Resistant.
  • High wind resistance.
  • Energy Efficient – solar reflectivity.
  • Qualifies for reductions in insurance.
  • Little or no maintenance, dirt and stain resistant
  • Compared to asphalt or slate shingles; extremely lightweight.
  • Pest Proof.
  • Come with complete standard and customized flashings.
  • Will not warp, crack, split or peel up.
  • Mold and mildew resistant.
  • Meet your needs for aesthetics and durability.

August 10, 2015

Alan, I attached an article (below) we ran in the parish weekly on your company and the fine work you did for us, so hope that brings in some business.  Thanks much.
–Father John Echert

Thanks to Our Roofers!
Holy Trinity Parish is grateful to the roofing company A. M. Burney Exteriors, Inc. which gave us such an affordable bid and did such timely and excellent work on our new metal roofs.  A. M. Burney Exteriors, Inc. carries a wide variety of metal roofs of differing styles and colors and they work on residential homes as well as commercial buildings.  If you are considering metal roof for your home or business, consider A.M. Burney Exteriors, Inc. and ask for a free, no pressure bid and learn the advantages of a metal roof for your home or business. And be sure to mention that you saw the roof (Holy Trinity Catholic Church) and read this note if you talked to them.

Father John Echert
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Stone Coated Steel Tile Installation, Enhanced steel roof Installation
South St. Paul, Minnesota

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