What You Need to Know About Metal Roofing

Lora Davis

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Metal roofing is a type of roofing in which the roof tiles are made from metal. They are usually very noisy when it rains. This type of energy efficient metal roofing , however, offers many benefits such as reducing heat and making it easier to reduce energy costs. The roofing is very good at conserving energy because it relies on metal which reflects back heat from the sun. There are many ways in which metal roofing is a beneficial type of roofing which is being made from recycled material. In addition, the roofing offers many benefits to customers such as being easy to protect customers from heat during summer time and also being cheaper than other forms of materials used for roofs.

The reason most home owners have opted for metal roofing is because of how durable and lightweight as well as fire resistant they are. They give home owners a chance to cool down from summer heat as well as include the roofing in their tax credit. However, it is also cost efficient to the home owner because it meets their budget and can also save a lot of money for them in the long run. They are primarily made from recyclable material such as aluminum and steel. Although aluminum corrosive as steel it is however very likely to be more expensive than steel. Aluminum is however very soft compared to steel because it can easily dent since it is a soft metal. However, these two metals are good for energy efficient metal roofing because they are the least expensive of all metal materials used for this type of roofing. The roofing usually is very conducive for many reasons such as being easy to use and can allow the home owner to rely on it for being durable and heat resistant. The roofing is also very energy efficient since it saves a lot of energy for the regular home owner who does not have to pay huge energy bills or electricity bills during the summer.

There are six main types of energy efficient metal roofing and they are standing seam, batten seam, shingle, tile, through fastened panel and curved series. Each type of roofing is different but they all are made from the same metal material. Standing seam metal roofing can come in dutch seam, eco seam, 2 3/8 field lok, 2’’ field lok, 1 ½’’ field lok, 1’’ field lok, and PC system. On the other hand, batten seam can be monarch batten seam or PC seam. Then shingle can come in advanta shingle, castle top, perma shake, perma shake II, Rumab shake and Standing Seam shingle. Then for Tile metal roofs there are granutile, scanRoof and Techno tile. Also for through fastened panel there is Belvedere Grand R panel, Grand C and Grand V. Then last for curved series there is Arc Metafor, Curved Corrugated Panel, Curved Field Lok’’ Seam, Curved Field-Lok 1 ½’’ seam, and curved PC system. There are therefore many roofing to choose from.

About the author: This article is penned by Lora Davis for SolarShield Industries.


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