Numerous new styles and products made of metal are available on the market. In fact, metal roofing offers several possible styles to satisfy consumer demands in terms of aesthetics as well as resistance and durability. For example, stone-clad metal tiles are now available on a large scale, combining the lightness of the Mediterranean-style product, which is often highly appreciated for its variety of styles as well as the wide range of colors that can suit all types of homeowners.
Advantages of a metal roof
There are many undeniable advantages for metal roofs, which can make the investment, which is sometimes high in the first place, a very profitable one. Other advantages are:
Probable decrease in home insurance premiums
Lightness of the product
Limit accumulations of snow
Product can be cut, folded and repainted (can easily adapt to different architectures)
Value for money is very significant
100% recyclable at end of life
Resistance to the elements
Can come in a variety of colors (painted steel) and styles (standing, corrugated, folded, etc.)
Of course, the metal roof also has some disadvantages. These consist of:
Noisy (hail, rain, etc.)
High energy required during manufacturing
May sometimes require additional devices to limit dangerous snowfall
Vulnerability to corrosion by electrolysis and salt air
The maintenance of a metal roof is one of its great advantages. There is almost no maintenance. Its durability and strength are guaranteed for many years before having to provide maintenance either by adding a layer of paint (limiting or completely eliminating corrosion) or by cleaning it.
Characteristics of metal roofs
There is a big difference between the types of metal sheets used for metal roofing. Quality is appreciated in terms of thickness. Metal roof sheets are treated and then laminated. After cutting, the manufacturer “shapes” them in workshops or on a construction site near Erie’s service areas.
For measurements, it should be noted that they are usually 10 feet long. Regarding the width, it is variable. It varies between 20 inches and three feet, while its thickness is close to one millimeter. For the installation, it is necessary to put a support in place which is fixed to the frame because of the lightness and the flexibility of the metal.