“Metal roofing” is more of a category than a material. Two of its most popular sub-types are steel and aluminum, and each has a unique set of winning qualities. They’re both energy efficiency and aesthetically versatile.
Today, WaterpROOFessional Roofing talks about what steel and aluminum residential roofing systems bring to the table:
Durable – Steel is tough to the core. It doesn’t warp, crack or shrink under normal conditions, retaining its structural integrity regardless of the elements they face. Although it contains iron, steel roofing systems these days are galvanized to keep them from rusting. A steel roof still needs preventive maintenance.
Wind-Resistant – When properly installed, steel panels can stay in place during adverse weather. WaterpROOFessional Roofing believes that their exceptional wind-uplift resistance makes them an asset to any home.
Non-Combustible – Metal roofs, especially steel roofs, are non-combustible. Contrary to popular belief, they don’t attract lightning. In fact, many people choose it for metal roofing installation to boost home safety because it halts the spread of fire.
Light – Aluminum is the lightest kind of metal roof. It has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of all metal roofs, which means a thin piece of it can perform just as well as a thicker piece of other metals. Its lightweight construction helps prevent roof collapse in the event of a house fire.
Rustproof – Unlike iron alloys, aluminum doesn’t rust. It deteriorates over time, but it can withstand the harshest corrosive elements.
Sustainable – Any provider of roofing repair services would agree that metals are fully recyclable, but aluminum roofs contain as much as 90% recycled content. They never end up in landfills and can be reclaimed and repurposed into new products to reduce the need for mining precious resources.
Set up an appointment with WaterpROOFessional Roofing to determine which metal roofing option is right for your home. Call us at (217) 280-8331 now to discuss your roof replacement, and get a free estimate in Urbana, IL, or any neighboring community.