Metal Roofing Advantages
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Published by TOP4 Team
When contemplating what type of roof to put on your new house or to replace your roofing with, metal roofing is absolutely worth considering for its many advantages and features; especially if you live in a place where it is subjected to heavy snowfall.
A variety of metal roofing supplies is available, from the more usual standing-seam sheet metal roof to newer, specialised metal roof shingle products that look more like tiles.
Read on to learn some of the benefits of metal roofing materials over other types of roofing products.
Metal Roofing Life Span
When perfectly installed, a metal roof can serve as long as the house itself and will seal out water, endure high winds, and shed snow with ease. A metal roof is considerably fire resistant and prevents dilemmas such as insects, mildew and rot from happening. Warranty terms differ for metal roofing, but most notable manufacturers warranty their roofs from twenty to as much as fifty years!
Speedy, Easy Roofing Installation
Typically, metal roofing materials are produced in multi-shingle sheets or sections, which make installation very fast for a qualified roofing contractor. When your old roofing has been removed, you want to get the new roof placed as quickly as possible before nasty weather potentially damages your home.
Metal Roofing is Light Weight
When compared to concrete tile roofing at 900 pounds per square (100 square feet) or tile roofing at 750 pounds per square, metal roofing materials are considerably much lighter; the average metal roofing materials weigh between 50 and 150 pounds per square.
In some cases, a metal shingle roof can be installed over existing roofing without the risk of tear off or the addition of structural support modifications to the roof, since in most cases it will be lighter than the earlier roofing material!
Fire Resistant Metal Roofing Materials
Since metal is non-flammable, a metal roof has a Class A fire rating, meaning it is recognised the most fire resistant type of roof available.
Placing your metal roofing over an existing wood roof does reduce its fire rating since the old roof below your new metal roof will be flammable. For this reason, it is generally worth the added cost of having the old roof ripped out before installing metal roofing.
Metal Roofing Doesn’t Require a Steep Pitch
Since a metal roof is quite efficient in shedding snow and water, it can be placed on a less steeply pitched roof without the risk of leaking. On a new house designed with metal roofing in mind, the pitch will usually be three in twelve, meaning the roof rises three inches per horizontal foot.
With all these benefits and advantages, it’s easy to see why so many homeowners are picking metal roofing systems these days.
Should you need assistance on your metal roofing installation, call the guys from Mr Highlights Roofing today!