Durable, inexpensive metal roofs are suitable for all kinds of structures and are one of the most common roofing types out there. They can be used for flat roofs, low-sloped and all other kinds of roofing structures. Their versatility, affordability and reliability make them a great choice.
Types Of Metal Roofing
Most metal roofs are made from galvanized steel. That steel is coated with zinc to help prevent rusting and to lengthen the lifespan of the metal. By protecting the metal roofing, you are ultimately protecting the structure and everything that is inside it.
Metal roofs can also be made of aluminum, tin or copper. Instead of zinc-coated galvanized steel, some roofing companies will use stainless steel, which has basically the same effect of protecting against rust and corrosion over time.
Metal roofing is typically laid on the roofing skeleton in sheets or applied over an existing roof as a form of re-roofing. Metal roofs can be covered with EPDM rubber roofing membranes or other protective layers and coating to provide a better waterproof layer or some extra protection.
Why Choose Metal Roofing?
Your professional roofer, once an inspection of your structure has been performed, will be able to tell you what they think is the best roofing option for you. Your roofer may go over a few different options and give you a range of choices for you to select from. Metal roofing will likely be among those choices, as it is a popular roofing option.
The reason metal roofing is so common and so popular is primarily because it is inexpensive. It’s quick and easy to install, usually being applied to the roof in a matter of hours. No special bonding process or curing processes are needed, unlike many other types of roofing methods. That means that labor costs are low and completion time is short, making for a very convenient re-roofing or installation process.
Metal roofing is also reliable. It won’t last in top condition for decades like many other types of roofing would, but it’s simple enough to replace, and even when it becomes damaged it can be fixed pretty easily. Holes can be patched quickly, warping or bending can be corrected with some basic tools, and they are simple to clean as well. They may require regular maintenance, but repair work goes quickly and doesn’t require much effort, which are huge advantages for people who want to do most of the maintenance and repairs on their own.
Metal roofs are also great for just about any environmental conditions. They resist water and heavy winds quite well, and if you use aluminum in areas that are close to salt water, you can have a roof that resists corrosion from the salty air extremely well.
Other roofs may last longer or provide better protection from extreme temperatures, but they tend to cost more as well. Any problems people experience with metal roofing can be mitigated using a coating or covering. You can have anew layer of roofing applied to the top of your metal roof to provide better leak protection, better resistance against corrosion and temperature proofing.
The Cost of Metal Roofing
How much will it cost you to have metal roofing services done on your home? The cost will depend on how large your roof is and what kind of work you need done. Patching and maintenance work is relatively cheap, especially metal roofs. Installation is far costlier, as you are paying for labor and parts, but it is still cheaper than installation of most other kinds of roofing materials.
If you decide to re-roof your property instead of replacing a current roof, you can save money, and this can fortify your roof and provide plenty of protection to the interior of your building. We would be happy to discuss prices with you, and we will be able to give you a more exact estimate once we inspect your roof for ourselves.