Your roofs not only complete the aesthetics of the house but also protect you and the foundation of your house. Installing a robust roofing system is one of the many responsibilities of a homeowner. With so many options available in the market, it is easy to get confused. If you have been jumping from one blog to the other to research the types of metal roofing, your search stops here. In this article, we have critically analysed all materials that roofs are available in ensuring that you make an informed decision based on your needs and expectations.
Before you begin to analyse various metal roofing materials available in the market today, you must know that every material has its own pros and cons. The decision needs to made keeping in mind the following aspects:
- The Weather in Your Area
- The Aesthetics of Your Home
- Your Budget
- The Durability Expectations You Have
- The Coverage Area of Your Roof
- Environmental Implications of The Material
When it comes to selecting the type of metal roof you are having installed it is important to keep in mind the benefits that each material can provide. Four of the most popular forms of roofing are zinc, aluminum, steel and tin, but what can these metals provide for your home?
Zinc provides a malleable and efficient roofing option, which can allow for creativity when creating your roofing pattern, however, zinc comes with a set of downfalls. If zinc is left without a coat of paint the material can occasionally turn a blue-green colour, and leave a chalk like a residue. It is also one of the softer metals, which can leave it susceptible to damage in the event of hail or other extreme weather.
Steel is a metal which can provide an increase in structural strength to both aluminum and zinc, but it often requires a coating in order to protect against rust and corrosion. Steel is efficient in terms of retaining heat, which makes it an ideal metal for colder climates. It is one of the most recycled materials on the planet, meaning it can be made in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner.
Tin has declined in popularity as a method of roofing due to the increased usage of, particularly aluminum, and steel. It lacks the durability of other metals and has thus become one of the more rare and uncommon sights in the larger picture of metal roofing selection.
Aluminum is a lightweight and malleable material with which to make a creative roofing design. Aluminum is highly resilient and resistant to corrosion and is often recommended for more coastal residents. Aluminum is protected from the damages of rust, and does not require a protective coating in order to prevent it.
Now that we know all the metal roofs pros and cons, it’s time to choose the right roofing company to help with more details and complete this task perfectly.
Dream Roof Chooses Steel Roof!
As you see from above, steel roof is a combination of best of two worlds – durability and environmentally friendly. It is also known to be the best material for the harsh cold weather, like the one we so often get in Ontario. Therefore, if you are looking for a reliable roofing contractor, give us a call.