Why more and more people choose metal as a roofing material? Do they care only about the “low-maintenance” or they have more things in mind?
What differs metal roof from other common roofing materials, such as asphalt, wood, and tile. Metal roof has a number of cons.
Durability – this is probably the first important factor that comes to your mind when you choosing a roof material. Asphalt roof lasts only from 10 to 20 years, when metal between 40 to 70 years. Metal is resistant to fire, mildew; it can withstand bad weather conditions, such as strong winds etc.
Fast installation – due to metal roofing light weight, it can be easily installed by a professional contactor. At the same time it saves you from spending additional costs on building the supporting structure.
Heat conduction – metal roofing is an energy efficient roofing type. It saves energy needed for air conditioning during the day, because reflects radiant heat from the sun.
Despite a big number of benefits, there are a few drawbacks that should be mentioned.
Noise – as mentioned above, metal roofing is a great way to protect your house from severe weather conditions. But, what you should know is metal roofing can be quit noisy. Maybe some people will say that listening to the sound of raindrops is very romantic, but for most of us lasting monotonous sound can be pretty irritating.
Cost – if you don’t plan to move out very soon, than it`s not a big deal. Because eventually you`ll get the return on your investment and save on seasonal maintenance. But for those who jumping from one place to another the initial cost of metal roofing may seem a bit high (normally it is $150 to $600 per square).
Modification & care – metal shingle are very unlikely to be damaged, but if it happens and you`ll have to replace it, it is going to be very hard to find an appropriate match. Some painted metal roof finishes can peel or fade, even if with a 30-year guarantee. You have to supervise installers to prevent these things from the beginning. The finish of the metal is an essential part in preventing corrosion, scratches can damage that protection.
It may sound weird, but metal somehow plays a big role in our life. You can find best quality metal at SMC. Shanghai Metal Corporation is one of China`s leading manufacturers and producers of steel, aluminum and other metal products.
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