What are the advantages of steel and other metal roofing materials? There has been a lot of debate over the pros and cons of metal roofing – this unbiased guide will give you an idea about what’s right and what’s wrong with such materials. By the end, you’ll be well informed to make a decision on whether to choose metal roofing for your home or not.
If you live in Mansfield, Springton, or Arlington, Texas, there is a good chance you have been a victim of the recent storms. Many homes suffered hail damage and now homeowners are looking for roof replacements and repair.
There are many roofing materials such as wood, tile, and asphalt to choose from, but how do you know which one is better. In this post, we will look at the benefits of steel, aluminum, and other metal roofing materials to give you an idea of which roof works best for homes in these cities.
Metal easily beats other roofing materials in many ways, here are some benefits. Metal Roofs Have a Longer Expected Life.
Metal roof, if properly installed by the roofing contractors such as SR1roofing, it should last as long as the house lasts. The metal material is very effective in sealing out water, surviving snowstorms, and winds. It is also resistant to rot, insects, fire, and mildew.
Manufacturers of metal roofing typically back their material with 20 to 50 years of warranty, but the paint finishes on these materials have a 30-year limited warranty.
Metal roofing material typically comes in multi-shingle sections or in parts of 12-32 inch wide panels. An experienced roofing contractor in Mansfield, Texas, and surrounding areas should be able to install these very quickly.
This is especially important if your roof has been stripped off and a storm is on the way and you need to have your roof replaced as quickly as possible to protect your home.
Compared to other materials such as concrete tile (900 pounds per square) and tile (750 pounds per square), metal roofing is very lightweight. Most metal varieties have a weight of anywhere from 50 to 150 pounds per square.
With the hot summers in Springton, any material that minimizes heat from the midday sun is welcoming – and metal roofing conducts heat. This also means that you will save a lot on energy bills by keeping your air conditioning shut during the day.
Though metal roofing material is low in insulation, it can be applied over rigid-foam insulation that has high R-values. Moreover, some metal roofing systems have dead-air space between the roof deck and metal to further increase energy efficiency.
Metal materials are noncombustible, meaning that they have a Class A fire rating which is the best fire-resistant rating. Just make sure that you are aware that its overall fire resistance classification depends on the materials installed beneath the metal materials.
Most metal roofs are installed over a combustible material such as wood, a material that has a C Class rating for fire resistance.
Because metal roofing is impervious to snow and rain because of the way the panels are combined together and because of how hard and slippery the surface is, these roofing materials shed rain and snow easily.
This is especially important if you are living in a city that experiences snowstorms in winter.
Ready to invest in metal roofing? Get in touch with SR1roofing today for a free inspection and on the spot free estimates. Your home is your biggest asset and we have over 20 years of experience in installing, repairing, and replacing home roofs in Texas.
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Trevor is an ex-firefighter / paramedic for the city of Keller for eight years and also has a 10- year background in the construction and restoration industry.
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