Steel, or metal roofing, has been in use for over a century. It has been growing in popularity in recent years due to its many structural advantages, recyclability and aesthetic appeal. Low cost is also a benefit when considering upkeep and maintenance is minimal. There are many more perks when considering steel roofing, and today these systems are providing a leading role in meeting LEED and Energy Star requirements. One of the wisest decisions you can make is to hire our professional roofing team to install premium steel roofing, while you sit back, relax and forget about repairs.
Metal roofing is very lightweight, which is less stressful on the roof structure. It is also much easier to handle with repairs and installation, as a square foot of metal roofing material only weighs about 1.5 pounds. Tile and concrete roof materials weigh 7.5 pounds and 9 pounds respectively -a significant contrast when the total square footage is considered. This allows metal roofing systems to be installed directly over existing roofing systems without the danger of overload. The lightweight metal materials also negate the need to structurally reinforce the roof with additional timbers or bracing. The sleek, clean look and low profile of metal roofing systems offers a pleasing look. Some describe it as being futuristic in appearance because of the way it articulates classic design and elegance, a unique beauty not realized in other roofing materials.
Metal roofing is generally made from high-stress steel, allowing them to endure very harsh weather conditions, impact damage and load. They are impervious to crumbling, cracking, breaking or burning. Most types of steel roofs are able to last for 50 years and more, and come with warranties for up to 30 years, making them highly efficient and durable without the need for repeated maintenance. The ribbing, combined with the thinness of the material, allows increased heat dispensation even in very hot conditions. Steel roof materials contain special coatings that deter 75 to 80 percent of the sun’s radiation from absorbing back into the roof. Conversely, these roofs cool faster during nighttime hours.
Metal roofing is 100 percent recyclable due to its material value, and because it is manufactured from recycled metal in the first place. This qualifies it as a “green” alternative home improvement, making it much more compatible to the environment. For the best metal roofing system options, give us a call and one of our professional roofing contractors will provide all the answers you need and perform the quality system installation that you are looking for.