Metal roofs have been in use for hundreds of years and for good reason. Long lasting and great looking metal roofs are some of the best roofing options on the market. Mention metal roofing and most people immediately think steel but in fact there is a huge choice of different materials and styles that we will be delighted to explain to you and help you choose from. Metal roofing installation typically costs more than standard slates but recoups value in the long term due to its longevity.
Different Types of Metal
As well as the perennial favorite steel there are also copper, aluminum, zinc, steel, and tin although genuine tin is now very rarely used. Copper lasts several human lifetimes and looks classy with many customers returning to it since it is a very green option with 100 per cent recycled material available. Steel is tough and comes in three main varieties; galvanized, corten (weathering steel), and galvalume ( blended zinc, silicon, and aluminum). Galvanized is the most common but doesn't offer the corrosion protection of galvalume. Weathering steel has an outer layer that's intended to rust hence the name and has a very distinctive look. Zinc is supremely flexible and great for forming into custom shapes while being strong enough to last a century or more. Aluminum's strength to weight ratio is actually greater than steel so where a light roof is important it may be the top choice but it is important that it is installed by pros to ensure that the metal used is thick enough to resist wind damage.
The classic corrugated roof consists of panels of undulating metal and is a time honored and popular style but you may not be aware of how many different types of corrugated style there are now. Easy to install, easy to maintain, and great at shrugging off the elements corrugated roofing can have a modern and sophisticated look.
As well as different metals there are different styles of roofing. R Panel consists of pre formed interlocking panels that is cheap to install, very low maintenance, and comes in a variety of colors to suit your residential or commercial needs. R panel is particularly good for retrofitting over existing shingle roofing which means it can be used to save time and money on re roofing older projects. It's an attractive looking style of roofing that comes in a wide variety of styles to suit your property.
Architectural Standing Seam
Architectural standing seam uses panels that interlock with a tall standing seam the purpose of which is to provide the tightest of all the connections found on metal roof panels. That tight interlocking makes them waterproof and keeps wind out which makes architectural standing seam roofing the best in places with particular risk of weather damage. To complete the picture a sealant is used on the panels that helps them deal with the effects of strong sunlight which is one of the reasons standing seam panel roofs are particularly well suited to Texas properties.