Metal Roofing Delivers Excellent Benefits

Metal roofing concepts have been around since World War two when soldiers used sand and tar to cover galvanized steel bunkers and realized how sturdy and efficient this roofing material was. After the war and during the next sixty years the manufacturing of metal roofing products developed significantly due to advances in technology and the chemistry of mixing the coatings.

Today’s metal roofing products are extraordinary. Some would argue that putting asphalt shingles onto a roof is the easiest route to take. These shingles are easy to find, relatively easy to install and do not require an enormous amount maintenance. But many architects, designers, builders and home owners are changing their minds and selecting metal roofing as their number one choice for roofing material. Metal roofing is affordable, easy to install energy efficient and most come with product warranties that last well over 30 years.

Roofing Options and Alternatives

Tiles come in assorted materials and textures. The appearance of their arrangement presents a beautiful view and adds to the intrinsic value of a building. They come in different materials like concrete, clay, asphalt, glass or wood. Clay tiles may be treated with a weather resistant glaze coat to prevent them from absorbing too much water thus maintain their form and structure.

Metal roofs are a very common roofing option that comes in different shapes, and styles. It is readily available in almost every part of the world and is available in many colors. Steel, aluminum and copper are the widely used metals that are molded into sheets or tiles to be used for roofing.

The fiberglass shingle material has become widespread recently due to its durability nature. It is a hard material that is lightweight, aesthetically pleasing and fire resistant therefore, a good choice for structures erected in harsh climate areas.

Slate roofing materials are made of clay and volcanic materials that undergo heat and pressure. The material is strong and waterproof. It is expensive to buy or replace, however, it lasts a very long time and can be shaped into beautiful rectangular sheets. It is rare and used in structures like gothic style churches. It may last more than 30 years if well maintained though preferable for high rise building whose structure and base can support the weight of the slate.