When it comes to security and privacy, we know that the top of our homes provides us that comfort and shelter. Having that assurance that when we are in our homes we feel at ease. However, let’s look at this scenario we peer outside the window during a storm its pitch black, seeing a strong oak moving back and leaning forward grazing your window and moving back to its previous position.
Hearing the creaks, the tree branches rustling as the wind howls. A sense of worry and fear engulfs your entire being. Then a thought pops “If that tree was spilt in half and land on my roof would it hold up against nature?”
So why not consider metal as an option?
We know its reputation of being durable, strong, has a high melting point and if it was hired to be a bodyguard it sounds like someone that would be perfect to hire.
Besides it being used for barns and commercial property’s homeowners you can rest assure that the option of choosing this service would not only provide more security but also aesthetic appeal having a variety of colors, styles, and textures.
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Roofing Metal Materials
There are numerous types of metals for your selections each having strengths and weakness. Knowing this gives a better step forward when deciding which taste of preference appeals to us.
Steel - This alloy of iron and carbon has three variation of steel for roofing which are Galvanized Steel, Galvalume and Corten.
Galvanized - is melted down with zinc and gives it a coating that makes it more resistant to any corrosive damage.
Galvalume - Both zinc and aluminum are metaled down with steel. The combination of the aluminum gives more protection against corrosion and provides a smoother appearance.
Corten Steel – When exposed to outside elements its appearance and would start to rust however this is only to protect the inner layers from receiving any deeper damage. Some homeowner actually prefers the rust for its style.
Steel is more of the wallet friendly cost and since the material is least prone to corrosion. It can withstand winds up to 140 mph without wavering or breaking.
Copper - has been around for quite a while. Its lightweight makes installation simpler. Because of the material being softer as to compare to steel.
It reduces the noise level when impacted by rain or snow. However, the surface can be dented by hail thus possibly lowering the house value and its appearance.
And of course, its main benefit of lasting for quite a while close to 100 years its also quite durable.
A big con though for it’s a lack of abundance the pricing is quite high. Aluminum - which is not only used in the soft drink business it is also a great roofing material. This an aluminum roof should preferably be used in coastal environments and projects near the sea.
It is extremely resistant to any salt deterioration and is a viable option.
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Zinc - when damage is able to heal itself over time.
When certain metal roofs are exposed to the outside world for a period of time and goes through the process of oxidization the color turns into a greenish or brownish hue which is called patina.
It has a protective layer over it so for example when scratched by the wind the surface goes through the patina phase to repair itself over time. Wow!
The down side to this is that zinc is the most expensive out of this list.
Strong and Durable
The common factor that the list above share is that they are strong and durable materials that would benefit for any building.
Example for steel since it’s an alloy metal which has the mixed properties of iron and carbon both which has been around quite a while for construction purposes. When the materials are melted down by a high degree of heat then after it bonds it transforms into the very hard and resilient metal, we all know.
Going through this process assure us that steel is a reliable resource for not only interior structure of buildings and for roofs as well. The reliance of its strength provides an advantage of safety and security.
Long Life Span
We know not only is metal durable it is highly protective against being corroded. Which is why it fits well when used outdoors even if exposed to the rain, high humidity, snow and is able to withstand high winds.
If you live in a wooded area consider a metal roof. Having one reduces the chance of overgrowth of moss, funguses such as mold and mildew. The metal has a sleek surface for water to slide down and not build any mildew and the chances of mold hiding between cracks are unlikely.
Reducing these unwanted issues maintains the health and appeal of your top. Since there are low levels of deterioration you can expect a long-term investment knowing that it will last.
When having a metal roof, you can be confident that it will still retain its shape knowing it won’t shrink or eroded. Added to all this leads to minor to no replacements whatsoever and would most likely need a simple inspection every year.
It’s an abundant resource that is easy to produce.
Any metal tops in need of a replacement can easily be broken down and be used again. Galvalume steel can be recycled 100%, most likely aluminum roofs have recycled aluminum already inside, Zinc has a low toxicity level knowing that it comes from the earth itself. Addition to zincs low toxic levels it doesn’t have iron so manufacturing process is reduced to save energy.
If you wanted an option to reduce heating and cooling bill read on.
Metal can reflect and absorb heat. When its blazing hot the heat emanating from the sun gets reflected by the metal top thus keeping the interior of a home cooler. This in turn obviously reduces the temperature and the need for the a/c to be turned on frequently. As the sun goes down the top maintains the coolness in your home.
Not only for homeowners to stay cool during the summers but also great for colder climates. With the right roofing contractor installing a metal roof insulation keeps the home nice and warm during winter times.
Because of insulation the heat is retained. It would be advisable to get proper roof insulation to improve energy efficiency and to reduce noise levels of a home.
There are two major cons of getting a metal roof installation.
1. The upfront cost is going to be a hefty investment. Recommended for homeowners that are going to stay in the area. 2. The noise level of one’s home would increase if for example during a rainy day. However, if you have proper insulation the noise does reduce or add a second layer.
You give us a call your local roofing contractor and roofing company to advise other alternative options.
Let’s briefly summarize what has been said
Metal roofing materials such as Galvanized, Galvalume and Corten steel. Zinc, Copper, Aluminum.
Steel is cheaper compared to the Zinc, Copper and Aluminum. Yet still is durable with great strengths.
Strong and durable
Longevity (long life span)
Low maintenance after installed
Lack of overhead moss and fungus growth.
Easy to produce and eco-friendly with its recyclability
Saves costs on energy bills. Keeps home nice and cools. Retains heat if properly insulated.
Important Note: Whether its us your local warren roofing or any other roofing companies make sure when installing a metal roof on top of an asphalt roof. Check to make sure that it is properly strapped and a “no moisture barrier” is installed. If not, it can cause considerable amount of damage to both asphalt and metal. And both will have to be replaced!!