Metal roofs are a better option than other roofing materials in various ways. If you are thinking of purchasing metal roofing for your home, it is important to understand the benefits that you stand to gain from it. Highlighted below are the benefits of steel, aluminum and other metal roofing.
Properly installed metal roofing can last for as long as the house exists. Such roofs are capable of sealing out water, withstanding high speeds and also shedding snows. They are also resistant to fire, rot, mildew and insects. Most companies provide about 20 to 50 years warranty on metal roofs. Roofs with paint finishes have on average a 30 year warranty.
Ease of Installation
Metal roofs can be easily installed by roofing professionals. Since metals have the ability to be designed in different sizes and very large pieces, their installation is usually easier when compared to asphalt or shingles that require hand nailing shingles or the use of other materials. This goes a long way in saving labor costs and these types of roofs can be installed quickly without interrupting business and other daily operations.
Fire Resistance and Heat Conduction
Since metal roofs are not combustible, they are assigned a Class A fire rating. This implies that they belong to the class of the most fire-resistant materials. Such classification depends on those materials that are beneath the surface that could ignite in extreme heat. For instance, metal roofs that are applied over combustible materials like wood shingles have a lower rating (Class C rating).
Also, metals are capable of reflecting radiant heat from the sun. This helps in minimizing the rate at which heat is gained, thereby saving energy that is needed for air conditioning the home during the day. Although the material has a low insulation R-value, there are lots of systems that make use of dead-air space in-between metal and roof deck that help in improving energy efficiency.
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