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Benefits of Residential Metal Roofing

Benefits of Residential Metal Roofing
The need of having better strength, durability, and style for our homes has given rise to metal roofs. Residential metal roofing has become extremely popular, and rightly so. Here's more...
Ranjan Shandilya
Residential steel roofing installation
Change is the law of nature―from primitive caves, humans have come a long way. Discoveries and inventions have made our life so much more convenient and safer. Growth is an unending process, and today, the best we have for our home is metal roofs... how? Don't we all want fireproof, attractive, and wind-resistant metal roofs for our residence? The answer is, yes we do!

Strength: The strength of a metal depends on its material makeup and microstructure characteristics. The metals used for making roofs are steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and alloys of different metals.

Durability: Metal roofs can withstand extreme weather conditions.

Fascinating Looks & Lightweight: They are now available in more varieties than ever, offering a wide variety of styles, patterns, designs, and colors. To a homeowner, a metal roof is like an icing on the cake, a vision of beauty, which can dramatically change the exterior look of a home. Its lightweight is another advantage. Most styles are less than ⅓ the weight of asphalt/fiberglass shingles.

Longevity & Easy Installation: Metal roofs can last a lifetime, generally almost 50 years or more. Their speedy installation is another attractive feature in today's hectic life.

Energy Saving: Conventional roofing materials absorb energy from the sun. Metal, on the other hand, reflects most of the sun's rays. Roofs containing light colors reflect away the UV rays from the sun. This keeps the house cool. Metal also cools more quickly, due to which, the upper floor space remains cooler, as does the living space below. Conventional roofing materials require more energy to maintain a cooler living space.

Economical in the Long Run: They last longer than their contemporaries and are price-effective if we add up the maintenance cost and other costs in the long run. The maintenance cost is actually almost negligible.

However, like everything else, it is very important to pay attention to the details, as in any other engineering work, roofs components are designed with due consideration to the environment and the load factor. Metal roofs could be dented when hit hard and can be noisy. However, using adequate padding materials can control the same. Though they are very durable, they occasionally dent, but can be replaced. Seal small holes or cracks with roofing cement after cleaning the area with a wire brush.

These eliminate the problems of infestation and rot that occur with wood roofing materials. They are highly fire-resistant, can withstand extreme weather conditions, low maintenance, and environment friendly. They look beautiful and elegant, something everyone would go for.

As per the Metal Roofing Alliance, "Most metal roofing comes with a true 30 - 50 year manufacturer warranty, plus a workmanship warranty from the installer."