When it comes time to redo your homes roof, try using metal roofing. No shingles to fall off during high winds and lasts a long time.
According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, over the last decade, the sale of metal roofing products has increased considerably. However, the reason for this increased popularity isn’t for nostalgic reasons, but because both homeowners and builders alike have realized the many benefits that metal roofs have to offer.
In fact, there is a completely new genre of metal roofing materials available on the market today, which is far superior to the corrugated tin roofs of the past. These new materials are durable, fire-resistant, lightweight roofing materials, which are perfect for any style of home.
The following articles will look at the many benefits as well as disadvantages of metal roofing, materials that are used for metal roofing, how to select a metal roofing contractor, as well as the basic roofing terms every homeowner should know.
Why Should Homeowners Consider Metal Roofing?
Metal roofs offer several advantages, including a longer life cycle than roofing materials like asphalt and cedar. Metal roofs can withstand the elements, including hail, heavy rain and snow, and high winds. Metal roofs have also been credited for protecting homes during forest and brush fires. In fact, insurance companies offer homeowners up to a 30% reduction in their homeowner’s insurance when they install a metal roof in many areas.
Available in three different styles: standing-seam roofing, panel roofing, and look-alikes, including tiles, cedar, or slate. Standing-seam metal roofs have large ribs, which require crimping or soldering to connect them. Panel roofing panels resemble standing-seam roofing; however, these require being screwed down. Except for the screw-down panels, metal roofing installations require special training.
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More information and tips:
The Quality of Copper
Copper is considered by many as the ultimate roofing material simply because of its unsurpassed durability, beauty, and value.
Tips on Hiring a Roofing Contractor
The best and simplest way to assess the quality of any contractor’s work is to ask for references and check these references by looking at his work.
Quality of Aluminum
Isolated in 1827 by Friedrich Wohler, aluminum has still remained the miracle metal for it’s lightweight, strength, and longevity.
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