Longer Life Span
Many homeowners who are considering installing a new roof for their house will have questions about durability. After all, you want to ensure your investment will last a long time.
Metal roofing is known for its exceptional durability and lifespan. A metal roof can last up to 40 years, which also makes it more cost-effective in the long run when comparing it to other roofing materials such as clay tiles.
Why Metal Roofing Lasts Longer
One of the main reasons is the material itself, as steel is very durable. But that is not all. The way metal roofing is installed allows for a longer-lasting effect, as metal sheets are tightly secured to clippings and framing structure on the roof. As a result, metal roofs can withstand extreme conditions and also have enough flexibility for the panels to move. This is important for locations that experience substantial temperature differences.
Metal Roofing is Weather Resistant
Roofs that are exposed to extreme winds, rains, and other weather conditions need to be extremely resistant and protected against corrosion. For example, unlike other roofing materials, such as clay roofs, metal sheets are resistant to impact and extreme environments. Shingles may not be able to withstand extreme winds, while other materials are also not immune to pests.
On top of that, metal roofs are also fire resistant and can withstand lightning strikes, as the electrical charge is spread over the roof and directed into the ground if the appropriate mountings have been installed.
Environmental Benefits of Metal Roofing
As a result of the high durability of metal roofing, it does not have to be replaced as often as other roofing materials. However, when it does need to be replaced, 100% of the metal roof can be recycled and can often be installed over an existing roof, therefore eliminating the environmental impact of its disposal. Such a uniquely sustainable material will ensure that the investment in making it is never wasted and can be capitalised on by future generations.
While metal roofs need very little maintenance, most building inspectors and contractors will recommend homeowners to clean off dirt and debris on a regular basis. Although metal roofs have high durability, regular checks will ensure they last as long as possible.
Metal roofing is often lighter compared to other roofing materials. In addition, the malleable nature of metal makes it flexible. As a result, there are fewer structural demands, giving homeowners more design choices for their roofs when using metal roofs.