Dela Reidel from CalFinder Home Improvement brings us this article on Metal Roofing. It is a decent primer because it covers the basics. Here are the highlights…
- Metal Roofs last 40-50 years
- Residential Metal Roofing is now economical
- Standing seam roofs provide the ultimate durability
Metal roofing is becoming a very popular material for roofing due to its durability and beauty. It not only comes in a wide variety of colors and styles, it is highly fire resistant and needs very little, if any, maintenance. Metal roofing materials may include steel, aluminum, tin, copper, or even a combination. It is estimated that metal roofs will last 40-50 years.
In the past, steel roofing was mostly used on commercial, industrial, and farm buildings, but today’s technology has made it both practical and economical to use for residential applications. If you are considering replacing your roof, consider metal as a possibility.
Metal roofing comes in many styles, such as:
- Vertical Panel or Standing Seam Metal Roofing
- Metal Tiles
- Metal Shake
- Metal Shingle
- Copper Roofing
Standing seam metal roof is made of many interlocking metal panels, placed vertically from the ridge of the roof downwards. The most common style used is galvanized steel, found in roll-form metal, metal sheeting, or metal panels. Standing seams provide the ultimate durability, being puncture resistant and withstanding the most extreme forces in nature.
Metal tile roofing comes in a wide variety of styles and colors that will last for generations.
Metal shakes are attractive roofing panels that mimic the natural beauty of cedar. They offer a lightweight alternative to more traditional shake products with high performance, longevity, versatility, and beauty.
Metal shingles have a distinctive look of smooth, uniform slate tile. If you appreciate a classic refined appearance, these are the shingles you will want to provide you with outstanding performance and value.
Copper roofing is not only decorative, it is durable and is becoming very popular. With time, this style of roofing will age to a classic patina finish that speaks of historic beauty. It is perfect for accenting bay or bow windows, as an accent to roofing over a porch, patio, or addition, or as a cupola or steeple style roof.
If you think metal is far too commercial looking for your home, take a closer look at these extremely durable, weather tight, fire resistant, easy to install metal style roofings. Metal roofing is fast becoming a very popular option for today’s homes.
This article was written by Dela Reidel of CalFinder Home Improvement. For more of Dela’s writing and articles like hers, visit CalFinder’s roofing materials section and also be sure to find local roofing contractors to get free estimates from CalFinder.
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