While metal roofs have long been popular within the commercial sector, they haven't been so popular for use on residential properties. However, metal roofs are becoming the choice of increasing numbers of home owners. If you are having a re roofing of your home and need to decide which roofing material to use, you should consider installing a metal roof. Below is a guide to the benefits and advantages a metal roof can offer you.
One of the reasons that metal roofs are often installed on commercial buildings is because they can be installed quickly. Think about it, it is much easier and faster to measure and cut large sheets of metal and install them onto a roof when compared to other methods roofing methods. Asphalt shingles and concrete or clay tiles have to be placed onto a roof one at a time, which is time consuming.
During extreme weather conditions, metal roofing is much more durable when compared to asphalt or clay tiles, which are well known for their ability to blow off in a strong wind. When exposed to the hot summer sun, other roofing options can also become brittle and shrink. Metal is able to withstand the sun and the rain and is unlikely to blow off in high winds. This means your roof will require fewer repairs during its lifetime.
A Wide Choice of Colours
When compared to asphalt singles or clay tiles, which generally only available in a limited range of colours, metal roofs can be produced in a much wider range of colours. You can choose between lighter colours which will reflect the heat of the sun during summer, helping to keep it cool and lower your air conditioning energy bill, or you may chose a colour which matches the rest of your property.
Metal roofing can dramatically increase the fire resistance of your property. Metal roofing is much more likely to keep its integrity when exposed to extreme heat because it does not contain tar like asphalt singles, it is not as flammable. If you experience a fire in your home, a metal roof will help to stop it spreading along the roof space and will help to protect your home.
If you need any help or advice when considering the best materials to use as part of your home re-roofing project, you should contact a professional roofing company now.