February 23, 2024
Metal roofing is becoming increasingly popular for homeowners. It’s fire-resistant, durable, lightweight, affordable, and can be installed quickly, making it a staple choice when shopping for new roofing.
Metal roofing is more commonly made of steel or aluminum, but you can find roofing made with alloy or copper as well, which is typically on the pricier side. Aluminum and steel roofing are more typical since they are affordable and can offer similar benefits in comparison to other metals. They are also very durable, can hold paint finishes better, and offer great anti-corrosion properties which is perfect for colder weather.
Selecting a Look for Metal Roofing
Equally important to its functional value is the look of your metal roofing. There are two basic types of residential metal roofing, including sheet-like panels and shingles. After you’ve chosen one of these types, you can choose from a range of different colors, patterns, and sizes.
- Metal shingle-style roofing – The metal in shingle-style roofing is made in a tile-like form to mirror the classic shingle roofing look. When these shingles are made, they are typically finished with a granulated-stone topcoat to resemble real shingles.
- Metal panel roofing – This is the most common type of metal roofing that you might have seen around. It has a distinct pattern where the ribs are raised every 6-12 inches, giving off a clean and architecturally raw look and a classic metallic impression. This type of metal roofing looks great on mountain cabins or other classic architectural homes.
Benefits of Metal Roofing
- Expected life – When installed by the right professional, metal roofing can last even longer than the home itself. They can easily shed snow, stay intact through high wings, and they’re great at sealing water. They are also resistant to fire, mildew, rot, and insects.
- Weight – They are light in weight and typically weigh around 50 to 150 pounds per square inch.
- Ease of installation – Metal roofs can often be installed fast. You also save on costs for supporting structures since the roofing is light in weight.
- Heat conduction – They reflect radiant heat better than other materials, allowing for less heat to enter your home, meaning lower HVAC costs.
Choosing the right type of metal roofing can give your home a face-lift and increase the overall value of your home. At Advanced Roofing Solutions, LLC, our staff can help you find the type of metal roofing that suits your home best.