Residential and Commercial buildings usually opt for a metal roof. Steel and Aluminium are few of the well known types of metal roofs but there are a few high end metal roofing such as Zinc alloy, Copper and Stainless steel.
Metal Roofing is considered one of the best forms of roofing due to its resistance to fire, insects, snow and rain. What makes it even more convenient is that it has a much lower weight in comparison to its contenders; tile and concrete roofing. Even if your home has a steep roof this type of good roofing can prevent any potential leakages. It is also very eco friendly and recyclable and it consists of a high percentage of recycled material. To add more value for this roofing there are different types of coats used to enhance its durability such as the heat reflective, anti-rust and waterproofing coat. To reduce energy costs, solar energy systems can be directly attached to the metal roof.
On the other hand there are a few draw backs for this type of roofing. Its high cost due to its durability sometimes scare people from buying them but on the brighter side this extra cost can be covered up as metal roofs require a much less maintenance. Copper and Aluminium roofing systems tend to be high conductors of electricity therefore it needs a good roof insulation. Because it is mainly made up of metal it is more prone to rusting thus it requires some sort of maintenance.
How to place metal roofs.
Over a long period of time, tile and concrete roofs tend to wear off and require replacement or even restoration of a new roofing system. Metal roof replacement can be installed over an existing roof which eliminates the cost and hassle of tearing off the previous roofing system. Before replacing ones roof with a metal roof it’s always best to consult a specialist to evaluate how much material is required for the process and it’s advisable that the metal roofs be placed by professionals.
Few of the common errors made during the metal roof replacement is when the screws are not set correctly, this causes unnecessary leakages and unwanted expenditure for repairing it. One crucial factor when replacing the roof is to make sure all metal panels overlap each other perfectly leaving no gaps or holes.
Style your roof.
Metal roofs can be personalised according to ones needs. One could choose what sorts of panel’s suit the house best whether it’s the interlocking shingles or the vertical panels. There are over a 100 colours of metal roofs to choose from thus giving people the opportunity to design and colour their homes. An added advantage of metal roofs is that it can mimic the texture of other roofing’s like slate and clay tiles.