Metal Roofing Is Rising In Popularity

For hundreds of years people around the world have used metal roofing materials for buildings. Metal roofing is durable, strong and lasts for a very long time. Metal roofing materials can hold up to very extreme weather conditions over prolonged periods. As technology improves and metallurgical advances kick in, metal roofing has grown even better and more desirable as a roofing choice.

The upfront cost of installing a metal roof is undoubtedly higher than any other comparable roof material. But when you contrast this against the numerous aesthetic and functional advantages that metal roofing materials have over other options, you begin to understand how the overall cost of installing a metal roof is less in the long run. That’s the reason why there is a growing trend towards the use of metal roofing materials for residential buildings and small business offices.

There are in fact several different types of metal roofing materials. These types of metal roofs have several features which set them apart. For example, it is possible to treat the metal surfaces differently to get different types of colors, textures and also alter its mechanical properties in order to make it less prone to corrosion and tougher. They can be made fire and water proof too.

Speaking from an aesthetic standpoint, there is a range and diversity in metal roofs that gives a building its own stylistic distinction coupled with practical benefits. Metal roofing materials are priced according to the geographic locale and specific kind of roof being installed, and costs vary widely from place to place, or based on the style of roofing desired.

No two roofs are identical. So to make a fair comparison and choose the right option for your own roof, it is necessary that you invest some time and effort into understanding metal roofing materials and options better and compare multiple quotes from different providers.

Metal roofing may comprise galvanized steel, aluminum shingles, or copper (which is often quite expensive). Metal roofing not only lasts long (30 to 100 years is usual), it is also resistant to fire damage, looks attractive in appearance, and can allow you to design a roof in one of many different styles and finishes to go well with the rest of your house. Design innovations with metal roofing materials like 4-way interlocking mechanisms helps make them even more resistant against wind and weather injury

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20 Responses to Metal Roofing Is Rising In Popularity

  1. Christy says:

    This is what I’ve been contemplating on these few months and I always end up thinking about the future benefits and the money I’ll save in the long run if I switch to metal roof. Other than that, our store will definitely look great if I switch. I guess its about time we take a step forward. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Mark Stainer says:

    Indeed the initial cost is too high for the same and I also agree that if compared with Long-Term Benefits, the cost is less, rather economical I would say we can use. But the initial investment is a bit at the higher side I guess though.

    However, apart from all this, I must also mention that the Metal Roofing is a Good Conductor of Heat as well as it is Fire Resistant.

    I’ve been planning to change our House’ roofing, but I was & am just trying to know if there are any cons of the same or not… As I am pretty aware of the Pros that it’s very Lightweight, Easy to Install, Fire Resistant and a Good Heat Conductor & stuff.

    • ContractorGuy says:

      Hi Mark, really the cons on metal roofs only lies in the initial price if you want to consider that a con, but the cost of installing a metal roof is known to turn out to be far lower than traditional roofs over time. Also, other disadvantages really fallson the hands of an inferior installation such as excessive noisiness, leakage, etc. But if you have good certified metal roofing contractor to install it for you, you really shouldn’t run into these problems.

  3. Yalda Smith says:

    We’ve been debating about this one. I want to change the roofing of our house because it actually costs us a lot due to damages and stuff. My husband always points out that metal roofing is expensive but when I let him read this post, he was convinced. Now we are planning to switch from metal roofing. Thanks for this really informative post!

  4. Gary G. says:

    Interesting article, I did not consider that metal roofing could be more cost effective in the long run due to its durability. One thing I wonder about though is if there are sound deadening techniques applied during installation. I imagine that a metal roof could tend to be much noisier during a rainstorm than a traditional asphalt roof.

    • ContractorGuy says:

      Hi Gary, thanks for commenting. Actually, it may be surprising, but metal roofing is oftentimes actually quieter than asphalt shingle roofing. It really depends on how it’s installed. If it’s installed with solid sheathing, a metal roof will actually work to silence noise from various types of weather better than other roofing materials.

  5. Charliemntgm says:

    With this I can make my building pretty different form the rest in the neighborhood with a brand new color, amazing for commercial buildings
    This metal roofing is exactly what I am looking for my Building; I need to do an investment on the roof and now I know where I should start. Thank you.

  6. Andeng D. says:

    Despite its expensive installation cost, metal roofing is the most ideal form of roofing seeing that it has many advantages than the normal roofing we see. It’s definitely a great investment knowing its longevity and diverse design options.

  7. Rodrigo says:

    Wow! The roof shown as an example in the video is a mess! I never knew that could happen to asphalt shingles since my dad invested on those about 15 years back. Right now, ours still looks great, but I guess that’s for me, cause I live in a tropical country.

  8. Nadia Rue says:

    Hey there, which roofings companies would you recommend?My husband and i are thinking of remodeling our farm house.

    • ContractorGuy says:

      Hi Nadia, it’s best to check with several roofers in your local area to discuss detailed options, benefits and concerns about this. That info should be provided to you for free.

  9. Felipe cañas says:

    It is really amazing I did not know about this stuff , But now it kind of help me to help my dad with our new roof. Thanks !

  10. Andrea H. says:

    It’s amazing how many things that can be done with metal roofing. From different colors to different metal types. I can’t believe how much longer they last the shingled roofs, not to mention being resistant to fire! Overall I think metal roofing is a awesome upgrade to a house and definitely a sound investment.

  11. BrainyBarbie says:

    WOW!!! Imagine the weather being very hot and your office has the metal roofs or maybe its raining heavily and you are at an interview, makes me wonder if there are materials to help in such cases. But metal roofing being so affordable is most definitely the way to go, totally thinking of following the trend

  12. Elizabeth Mwathi says:

    This is definately the way to go as far as roofing goes,especially keeping in mind the durability,and the many options.

  13. Sidney M says:

    It sounds like a good investment, as long as you do not have to change it in a short time. I’m wondering if it last the same in rainy places or is more indicated for warm places.

    • Azym Efwan says:

      They do last about the same time but the only downside of using this kind of roof in rainy or warm places is that they tend to get very loud during the rainy seasons. The drops of water hitting the metal roof makes a lot of noise.

  14. GraG says:

    Wow, i didn’t know that there were so many types of metal roofing. I’m wondering how they affect the temperature in my home if installed though

    • ContractorGuy says:

      It depends on the overall building of your home, but usually you can expect a more even temperature year round with metal roofing.

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