Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Through Rain or Shine: Sheet Metal Roofing

For many homeowners, the best roofing material to keep the rain off their heads—generally to protect them from the onslaughts of the elements—is still sheet metal roofing. There are several advantages to this material; here are some of them:
  • Durability. Sheet metal roofing has been known to last a long time. A good example would be copper roofing; this type of material has been in use for centuries. The natural toughness of sheet metal along with further reinforcing techniques to make them more durable and desirable as a roofing material ensures roofing that will serve and last you for a long time.
  • Eco-friendly. A lot of sheet metal in use are made from recycled materials which attracts environmentally conscious builders and homeowners alike. Favoring sheet metal over other roofing materials contributes to less waste in the environment due to sheet metal’s recyclable properties and long performance life.
  • Insulation. Sheet metal roofs are often coated with highly reflective surfaces. This reduces the heat they absorb which helps conserve the cooling temperature inside the home. Additionally, sheet metal disperses heat quickly which also helps cut down on a homeowner’s air conditioner bills.
  • Lightweight. Roofing materials like shingles or ceramics can be quite heavy while they’re being installed and replaced. Sheet metal is easier to repair and maintain.
  • Fireproof. Most sheet metal gets a class-A fire rating for building purposes, the highest there is. This makes it an excellent way to protect your house from fire.

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