Residential Metal Roof
Metal roofs are no longer just for commercial buildings. Residential metal roof replacements are available in a wide variety of designs to complement any style home. Offered in a rainbow of colors, your metal roof can be a traditional vertical seam profile, or be manufactured to resemble wood shake, slate, shingles or clay tiles.
Modern metal roofing provides a number of lasting benefits:
- The proven expectation of plus 50 Yrs of serviceable life
- Long list beautiful style options and colors
- Interlocking panels for maximum wind resistance
- Energy efficiency, cooler in summer and warmer in winter
- Durability and strength
- Effective in spreading fire
- Increased Home Value
Made From Variety of Metals
Metal roofs can be made from a variety of metals and alloys including Galvanized steel — hot-dip zinc galvanized G-90 and G-60 steel (less expensive thinner grade steel often used in low-cost corrugated metal panels), Galvalume steel — zinc and aluminum-coated steel (A more expensive and longer-lasting coating compared to G-90 steel.), stone-coated steel (G-90 galvanized steel), aluminum, copper, zinc, terne (zinc-tin alloy), and stainless steel.
Steel. Aluminum, Copper, and Zinc
Steel roofing is the most frequently used material in both residential and commercial applications, mainly due to its lower cost. Aluminum roofing is the second most popular material. It is more durable and longer-lasting than steel, but only costs a fraction of the price of premium metals, such as copper or zinc. Copper roofing is the most durable and can last for hundreds of years. However, due to prohibitively high cost, few people choose to install an entire roof made from copper.
A typical metal roof will last about 3-7 times longer than a typical asphalt shingles roof, which usually needs to replaced every 12-17 years. A metal roof offers better ROI (in terms of home appreciation and maintaining a very high recouped value of your initial investment) than any other remodeling upgrade. – This can be especially important if you care about maximizing your home’s value and curb appeal for many decades to come. Should you ever decide to sell your home, you are almost guaranteed to come out a winner, especially if you’ve lived in your home for quite some time, while enjoying solid protection, great looks, curb appeal, and energy savings that add up over the years and help shield your wallet from rising energy costs.