By Ryan McCall
Its official. Once the province of boring-looking industrial complexes, metal roofing materials have become the staple of the modern architectural era. Simple and elegant in their looks, theyve also proven to be the most environmentally friendly and safe residential roofing solution.
On the environmental, carbon-footprint front, metal roofing materials are the preferred roofing constituents for two reasons. Metal reflects light and heat, unlike heat-absorptive materials like asphalt and fiberglass. They consequently lower the amount of air conditioning a home will need to use to stay cool in summer. Add this to the fact that most insurance companies will give you anything up to twenty-five percent off on a policy for a home with a metal roof, and the long-term payoffs are considerable.
Furthermore, residential roofing materials have come a long way in the past few decades, and now come in a wide enough array of design aesthetics to appease even the most architecturally traditional home-owner. Various cunning products are painted and treated to emulate the appearance of wooden slats and even clay-roofing tiles, so that you neednt compromise the classic appearance of your home.
If, however, you’re more keen on moving into the modern era of architectural beauty, you’ll find no end of variety and gorgeous design, with panels in everything from stainless steel and copper (which weathers to an enchanting green patina) to gleaming, chrome-like aluminum.
The most modern, and some would say aesthetically pleasing, metal roofing material is that of standing-seam roofing panels, which are both easily installed and virtually immune to wind, ice, snow and hail damage. If youd like to go even stronger you can find these in Galvalume, galvanized sheet steel coated in a Zinc-Aluminum alloy that possesses the most impressive corrosion resistance of any roofing material, meaning that it will last a very long time.
Just how long itll last is really the clincher. Most manufacturers of metal roofing materials offer a forty or fifty year warranty on their stuff. This is void if the panels are improperly installed, but if you fork out the necessary cash for a good contractor, youre pretty much looking at having a roof over your head that will last as long as the walls can hold it up.
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