Metal is fast becoming a popular material when for home roofing projects. It lends itself to any roof style, whether pitched or flat. While it is a sound investment, it is worth noting the different materials used since each has its own unique properties that affect durability and appearance.
In today’s blog, WaterpROOFessional Roofing, a leader in residential roofing systems installations in the area, lists the three available materials for metal roofing.
One of the most commonly used materials for metal roofing, it is well-known for its strength and durability. Most steel roofs have a carbon/iron steel alloy as a base material and a metallic coating. Galvanized steel, for instance, has a zinc coating for protection against rust and corrosion. Galvalume steel, meanwhile, can help your home achieve peak energy efficiency, thanks to its zinc and aluminum coating. When well-maintained, steel roofs can outlive non-metal roofing materials.
It is also a commonly used material in metal roofing installation projects due to its two outstanding qualities. First, it is extremely lightweight, making it easier to install over roofing systems. Second, it is highly malleable, which means it can be shaped into any conceivable shape, from metal panels to standing seams.
Copper is one of the most attractive metal roofing options. Often associated with commercial roofing, it has since grown in popularity among discerning homeowners looking for a touch of style and elegance. What makes it a long-term roofing solution is its resistance to corrosion. It even has a patina, allowing it to change color as it ages.
For your roofing repair services and installation needs, trust WaterpROOFessional Roofing. Our extensive experience, coupled with the high-quality roofing materials we offer, you can be sure of an outstanding roof build that’s sure to last you decades.
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