Metal Roofing Contractor
Once solely associated with manufacturing centers and large-scale factors, metal roofing has made an unexpected surge into the residential roofing market in the last decade or two.
Largely spurred on by the trend of young home buyers moving to more urban, dense, and centrally-located neighborhoods over the past ten years, interest in traditionally industrial designs and materials has been growing at a rapid pace.
Metal roofing is becoming increasingly popular in young and hip neighborhoods in city centers, and it is slowly making its way into the suburban world. Continue
reading to learn more about the benefits of metal roofing and to see whether this may be a good option for your next home roofing project.
What is Metal Roofing?
Metal roofing consists of a series of interlocking sheet metal panels, designed to form an impenetrable barrier to the elements while retaining its sheen and like-new look for decades. The material can be purchased in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and is relatively economical in comparison to other non-composite roofing materials, such as slate, ceramic, and wood. Metal roofing is typically made of either aluminum, tin, or steel. Copper is an excellent material and is sometimes used, but recent high prices have eliminated copper as an option for all but the wealthiest of home owners.
Is Metal Roofing Right for You?
Metal roofing can be a very economical choice of roofing material once all factors are considered. Sheet metal roofing is more expensive than your commonly found composite or asphalt shingles, but it is less expensive than slate, ceramic, Spanish tile, and wood roofing. In addition, metal roofing typically comes with an excellent manufacturer warranty, with an industry average of 40 years. Furthermore, metal roofing has an estimated service life of nearly 100 years!
Since sheet metal roofing is not made from natural, biodegradable materials, it is capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions. Sheet metal offers excellent protection against heavy rains, hurricanes, and even tornadoes. It also does not degrade like other common, naturally occurring materials. For instance, sheet metal is waterproof and will not rot or form leaks from water saturation. It is also fire-resistant and capable of withstanding extreme heat.
Perhaps just as importantly, sheet metal roofing is an extremely lightweight material. Other exotic roofing materials such as clay and ceramic tiles, as well as slate, are incredibly heavy and require additional structural support. This necessitates a longer construction timeline, additional costs, and requires a more experienced construction team to put it all together.
If you are interested in learning more about metal roofing as a residential roofing material, reach out to Century Roofing today to learn more. Our team of experts has years of experience in constructing metal roofs and are happy to provide you with a free consultation and quote.