This summer we decided to finally replace the roof on our 1924 Craftsman
Bungalow in old Reno.
Aesthetically, it was important to maintain the historic integrity of the house, but it was also equally important to consider a more green option.
We chose to move forward with a metal roof option due to its Energy Star
rating, lifetime warranty, fire-proofing properties, and its recycled content.
Another consideration was that we plan to capture rainwater and snowmelt for landscaping and over time the metal roof will not shed material like an asphalt shingle roof, offering cleaner water for collection and storage into a cistern.
After the decision to move forward with a metal roof option, we took some online recommendations to look into True Green Roofing.
I spoke right away with Audrey Smith, and within the same day as my initial call she was on-site with brochures and literature to peruse, and then was up on the roof taking measurements.
We received quotes from non-metal roofing companies around town in order to compare costs, though we were set on the metal roof option.
Surprisingly, True Green Metal Roofing Solutions quote came in several thousand dollars less than the non-metal roofing company quotes.
I was sold on the fire-proofing and energy-efficiency and was prepared to pay more for these "guarantees". Roughly five years ago, we replaced the
roof on the garage with shingles, and I am surprised to see several of the shingles already lifting and buckling.
As the work began, I was impressed with the level of communication from True Green Roofing Solutions, specifically Audrey, who is always several steps ahead of the project and very forth-coming with exact schedules for product delivery and installation. Aside from perfect communication and accurate timelines, Audrey is incredibly knowledgeable, and a joy to work with and I looked forward to answering each of her calls.
We have lived in the house with the new roof for 4 months now, and as the colder weather is approaching I can absolutely feel the efficiency of the metal roof holding in the heat, and the cool in these past warm, end-of -summer months. This first bill
that arrived for the chilly month of October, there was roughly a 25% saving from last October. This was the goal!!
Very happy to see the lower bills continue. Aesthetically, the roof looks absolutely beautiful.
There have been several inquiries when I am out working in the yard. Everyone wants to know who replaced our roof. I would certainly recommend True Green Roofing Solutions!!
In fact, the garage will be next as the shingles continue to lift. I will review
again in the future as we do get a rainwater/snowmelt situation in place.
A metal roof was the most practical roofing solutions and lends itself to a classic style complimenting our historic Craftsman Bungalow.
Call Audrey today, you will be thrilled with the end-result!