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.
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.
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.
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.