Look At The Advantages of Steel Roofing
The benefits of Steel roofing materials are numerous, yet many people still stubbornly persist in their use of the old industry standards. Here are just a few ways that metal roofing is superior to conventional roofing materials.
Low Heat Conduction
Steel roofing materials are shiny and reflect the sun’s rays on those hot summer days. Reflecting the sun’s rays means that less heat makes it into your home, translating into less power used for running air conditioning, meaning lower energy bills, which are always beneficial to the good old bottom line. This benefit will help you save money every month over the long run. This advantage is enhanced with certain finishes or specially formulated metal roof paints.
No matter how minimized, it becomes through various tricks and techniques, using conventional roofing for roofs with low pitch leaking is one of the things that never go away. It doesn’t matter how minimized it becomes through various tricks and techniques. Leaking is still a problem. However, with Steel roofing materials, gently pitched roofs are covered with virtually no risk of leaking. The minimum pitch is 3 in 12, meaning a three-inch rise every foot.
Non Flammable Materials
One of the great benefits of metal is that it doesn’t burn. Compare that with asphalt shingles, which are a fire risk. Steel roofing materials are inflammable and safe. This can go so far as to reduce your home owners insurance depending on your state and location. The other real benefit of this is, no matter what the myths may say, that your home is practically immune to catching on fire from lightning strikes.
A Steel Roof Is Light Weight
Contrary to popular belief, Steel roofing materials actually weigh less than tile or concrete roofing. Much less. Steel roofing is super lightweight – 50 to 150 pounds per 100 square feet. Compare this to concrete at 900 or tile at 750 and it’s obvious just how much you’re saving. This keeps the supports in your house free of extra weight, meaning they’re less likely to break or require maintenance. You may even be able to reduce the number of supports you need. Different metal roofing materials have different densities, so don’t expect each to have the same weight. For instance, copper roofing will always be lighter than steel roofing for the same area covered.
Longevity is where Steel roofing materials really shine. Simply put, the Steel Roof should last as long as the house does. You’ll rarely need to do any maintenance or repairs since the metal is durable. It seals out water and is resistant to conventional roofing’s four biggest fears: fire, mildew, insects, and rot. You can easily measure your
Steel Roof’s lifetime in decades, not years.
Ease of Installation
Steel roofing installation is not as difficult as many would make it out to be. This is because it comes in multi-shingle sections, which our skilled professionals can put in place quickly. Installing Steel roofs can be difficult to do yourself, so be sure to consult local contractors before undertaking the task. With a Steel roof, you won’t need to worry – you’ll be covered.
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