The Benefits of Metal Roofing Materials
Both home owners and home builders have discovered the many benefits of using metal roofing. Over the past ten years there have been a greater number of people making use of these materials, and as a result, a much greater distribution of the products are now available on the market.
These materials should not be thought of as tin barn roofs of the days gone by. There are a few reasons that homeowners are choosing to use these new materials. One reason is that they will prevent water from making its way into your home, and they last for an extremely long time. This kind of roofing withstands snow and high winds; it is mildew resistant, fire-resistant, and resistant to insects and also to rot. All these features explain why the product comes with a good warranty.
This warranty is good because the makers of metal roofing are aware of how excellent their product is and are able to sell the fact that it will last for twenty through fifty years. Metal roofing material is very light weight when they are compared to both the concrete and the tile forms of roofing.
The material’s lightness allows it to be placed directly over the more traditional roofing when that roofing needs to be replaced. The structure created in this way, adds a lot of strength to the roof structure. Installation of metal roofing material is very easily achieved. Because of the fast installation, licensed contractors need to spend little time installing the roof. This works to the advantage of the homeowner, who may be looking to quickly replace his roof before an impending storm arrives.
Metal roofing is non-combustible, and it has been given an A rating for this property. Always ask your contractor if the roofing materials he would be using is non-combustible when subjected to intense heat.
Less heat will enter the home when using metal roofing materials, because the sun’s light reflects off the roof’s light surface. As a result, less heat enters the home in the midday hours. When the metal roofing is in place a dead-air space pocket is created between the roof and roof deck, and this will increase the emergency efficiency of the home.
A disadvantage of metal roofing is the cost of $150 to $600 for every square foot. Also when it is raining, the roof is noisy when the rain is falling on the metal. This sound is certainly not romantic to everybody, for to some it is quite irritating. So this makes the metal roof a noisier alternative to the traditional forms of roofing. New roofing materials are on the market that contains structural barriers that help reduce the noise made by the roof during rainy periods.
Aluminum is the most commonly used metal for roofing. Copper is also used and although it is quite expensive, it will not rust or corrode. Certain alloys have strength and are durable and wears very well, they are heavier than aluminum, but look a lot like slate.
The variety of metal roofing mentioned in this writing, will give you choices to meet your roofing needs.