Light and malleable, metal roofs have fewer structural demands that can cater to a wider variety of roofing designs, as compared to other roofing materials.
Build your dream house with your preferred roofing design with less constraints.
More Design Choices with Metal Roofing
The design of a new roof is one of the key factors to consider when choosing a roof. When it comes to metal roofing, homeowners have an even wider range of design options to choose from.
One element that directly affects the design of your roofing is the roof pitch. Different roof pitches/ slopes work better with different roof materials. For example, materials such as asphalt, wood, and clay require you to have a higher and steeper slope to prevent water from stagnating and causing leakage issues. For steel roofing, the slope requirement is lesser as this material allows water to easily flow down from your roof.
That means that you can choose almost any look you want for your roofing – a traditional look, a contemporary design with a triangular pitch or a modern, sleek look with an almost flat pitch. The choice is yours!
Roof slopes (Slope = rise/run)
4 in 12 and up
2 in 12 to 3 in 12
0 in 12 to 2 in 12
Here’s a quick overview of what can be done and why.
Low Slope Metal Roofing
Commercial and industrial buildings prefer metal roofing for a variety of reasons, including its durability, weather resistance, and also its design possibilities.
Today, more and more private homeowners are also opting for metal roofing for the same reasons. In general, a house with metal roof sheets can be built with lower slopes, as compared to asphalt shingles or clay tiles. As metal roofs are lighter, their weight distribution is different, hence not needing a steep slope to distribute additional weight.
Better Design Choices for Metal Roofing
The structural demands of metal roofing are not as high, thus allowing for more design options. Metal roof designs can vary from an almost flat roof to oval-shaped roofs, to more traditional seam metal roof styles.
Furthermore, metal roof sheets come in a wide variety of colours, profiles, textures and decorative finishes. This means that design-wise, metal roofs are second to none compared to other materials.
Regardless of what you may have in mind for your new roof design, metal is not only affordable and durable but is also extremely accommodating to the design styles you have in mind for your house.
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