You’re building a new home and you’re wondering what type of roofing to install, one of your options is metal roofing. This roofing system is made from metal pieces or tiles and is known for its high resistance, impermeability and longevity. The most commonly used materials for this roofing system is zinc, copper and steel alloys. This roofing system can last up to 100 years. Most metal roofs are quite inexpensive when compared to other systems, mainly due to its longevity. If you’re thinking that this is the option for you, then give us a call and our contractors will be on the job in a flash.
Shingles vs Metal
You’re wondering which roofing system to choose between, shingles or metal. We’re here to give you some advice to help with this decision. Metal roofing is known for its longevity, which is also the biggest difference between the two. It’s a lightweight material and has a lower long-term cost. One of its biggest disadvantages is oil canning, which is the visible waviness in flat areas of metal roofing. Shingle roofing is easier to install and replace. It is also less expensive to repair that metal roofing. The main disadvantage of shingle roofing is that it has a short lifespan, which is usually no more than 25 years.
You’re still wondering whether metal roofing is for you or not and you’re wanting to know what sort of problems you may have before or after you have installed it. One of the most common problems with metal roofing is the noise that it creates when it is raining or hailing. This noise can become extremely loud making it difficult for you to sleep. Metal roofing has a high one-time cost. There are limited contractors that are qualified to install this type of roofing. This is quite the problem as most issues that arise with metal roofing comes from an error while it was installed.
Metal Roofing Pros
If you’re wondering if metal roofing has many pros, the answer is yes. The main pro to this type of roofing is its longevity. Some of the materials used for this roofing, such as copper and zinc, have been known to last for as long as 100 years. Metal roofing can with stand a variety of forces, such as fire, strong winds, driving rain, snow and many more. So if you’re living in an area that is prone to wildfires, metal roofing is for you. Metal roofing is energy efficient, as you have the ability to easily install energy saving equipment such as solar panels using only metal clamps.
You’ve set your mind on installing metal roofing, but you don’t want the dull look of the usual wavy look that most metal roofs have. Well worry not, as there is a variety of different looks for your metal roof. You are able to get your metal roofing in different shapes and sizes. Which ranges from panel systems, for example standing seam metal roofing systems, to exposed fastener systems. For many years these systems have been the go to choice for high-performance metal roofing systems. Metal roofing can also come in a variety of other looks that match shingle and tile roofing systems.