In a common way of thinking, metal roofs are considered to be traditional. But along with the times, they are again getting used often due to their distinct features. They are arguably durable, lighter compared to other roofing types, less maintenance, and energy efficient and fire retardant.
Metal roofing can be seen on numerous homes. Due to its versatility, it can be installed anywhere and will require less time and effort, withstanding the worst weather conditions and would be easy to replace.
The aluminum and steel type of this metal roofing are currently the most widely used. Both can offer great lengths of durability and being lightweight as a bonus. Aluminum and steel are typically have a tile appearance. Even without support from rafters, they can be easily installed. However, the most expensive type can be of copper material as they can provide the best appearance of the three.
Aluminum types can mimic tiles, slate and cedar shakes. They do not rust. As a good benefit of using them, they actually lessen the sound of rain, to this fact remains the best turnaround choice for most metal roofing adopters.
For aluminum, they weigh about half a pound per square foot and 1.5 pounds for steel. This is the advantage of metal roofing as they can be installed over multiple sheets of shingle. With this kind of material, it would be optional to add roof rafters to get an added load.
Aside from the fact that it is easy to install, sheet metal roofing can be of shingles. It makes installation better and would cost lower. The quickness of installation can be advantageous when the weather can be unpredictable to less the time to where rain can be disastrous to an open-roofed house.
Furthermore, they are also a good fire retardant. Metal roofing is a noncombustible material and can resist fire up to class A. Class A can be the ones that insurance companies give discounts due to the less probability of catching fire and having more time to extinguish them before things get worse.
Some of the newer types of roofing have insulation foam on the bottom of the sheets to reduce radiant heat. The metal roofing pitch can be relatively low; usually it ranges from 3 to 12 inches. You can check the metal roofing's data sheet to make sure they can be installed on your home.