What is Metal Roofing?
Metal roofing generally consists of roofing tiles or sheets made from galvanized steel coated with zinc or polymer coatings, though some commercial metal roofing materials include aluminium, copper, and tin. There are also many coatings available for metal roofing materials that add additional protection against UV rays, rust, and weather as well as providing endless color and finish options. Metal roofing is recommended for installation on sloped roofs.
How to install a Metal Roofing System
Many options for metal tiles or sheets are available, but the most common is called a “standing seam” metal roof, where the metal sheets or tiles are connected at vertical seams, and the metal sheets are attached to the roof itself with concealed fasteners. Metal roofs can be installed directly over an existing roof, but this is not recommended if there are serious leaks or damage to the roof structure. Many roofs also have additional insulating or weatherproofing layers installed underneath.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Metal Roofing
Metal roofing is extremely durable, as it’s, well, metal! It can withstand even extreme weather like hail or heavy snows, and when properly installed, metal roof systems are perfectly watertight. A metal roofing system can also last for decades if properly maintained, which includes regular cleanings, especially if there are metal gutters attached. Some drawbacks include the fact that metal roofing can only be installed on buildings with some kind of roof slope to it, and some kinds of metal roofing systems can make noise when rain hits them.
How to find a certified Metal Roofing contractor
All Area Roofing and Construction has the experience and knowledge to help you find the perfect metal roof system for your building. They’ve been installing all types of roofing for decades, so they know how to install roofs that last for years. Contact All Area Roofing and Construction today for a consultation about your perfect roofing system.