Metal Roofing: The Epitome of Protection, Aesthetics and Comfort
Any mention of the words ‘metal roofing’ conjures up a lot of questions and a feeling of uncertainty in owners and contractors. For them, there is always a need of comfort, cost effectiveness and a long lasting characteristic. My vast experience as a professional roofer, in the El Paso TX and Las Cruces NM areas, confirms that this is an excellent material to use for the toughest of project in this area.
This type of roofing material has been in use for a long time now, and it has never failed, even in extreme weather conditions. Manufacturers produce it using a variety of metallic materials including steel, titanium, zinc and even copper. It has evolved from a simple look into a more sophisticated one for aesthetic purposes. Currently, it exists in other designs including those that resemble slate, shingles, tiles and even standing seams.
Whether one needs a flat, curved, straight or even patterned top cover, this is the material of choice. The malleability and ductility characteristics of the elements that make up the material are highly applicable. Metal can be made into sheets, curved or even designed into barrel like shapes, all which contribute to its aestheticism. This makes the top cover unique for the El Paso and Las Cruces areas alike.
Why Metal Roofing?
- Easy installation and repair
Unlike other materials like ceramic tiles, installing a metallic top cover is a process that takes a short time, and uses fewer resources. The process does not require the use of additional materials such as clips or battens. Consequently, the process of installation is much easier and faster.
Since installation is an easy process, repairing should also be an activity that takes a short time with fewer complications.
- Cooling effect/ temperature control
The silvery color of most metals helps them in reflecting light and thus heat. In some modernized designs, they are specially painted using cool colors like blue or maroon increasing their aesthetic purposes and ability to control temperature. An interesting aspect is the fact that the current technology even allows people to have a specialized color theme.
- Rating in terms of the economical effect and utility bills
From the cost of purchasing to that of installation and maintenance, this is one of the most economical roofs. The fact that it only needs the use of fewer materials also makes it economical and effective.
Their ability to control temperatures also contributes to their economic characteristics since the top cover already has an automatic system of controlling the temperatures.
At the same time, most metals are quite durable, and due to the high competition in the market, companies have improved the quality.
- Avoids environmental pollution
Bearing in mind that the material does not require constant repair, and it uses natural materials, it is eco-friendly. As such, it saves on funds used to prevent global warming and also repairs.
All kinds of metals are also recyclable and sometimes biodegradable since they undergo corrosion. This also contributes to their environmental friendly nature.
The problem with other materials is that they are quite heavy compared to metal roofing. This makes the process of installation easy and also improves on the safety. The circulation of air within the house is also improved through the use of this kind of top cover.
- Exceptional performance in extreme weather conditions and long lasting
There is a reason why metal roofs have remained an all time favorite of many home owners for a long time now. After several years of testing, this is a top cover that works efficiently for several years throughout the variety of weather conditions. Even in the instances of a fire, minimal or no damage is observed.
Cons on Metal Roofs
The cons of this material are minimal since it is a natural material. However, metal is liable to corrosives and rusting. This is avoided through painting and development of sheets using alloys.
Metal Roofing Experts Opinion
As an expert roofer, it is important to give my opinion. As stated above, metal roofing has a lot of perks. When compared to other materials, it is important to outline that its exceptional performance is highly dependent on the type of material used to develop the sheets. Steel is slightly higher in cost but its advantages are exaggerated as compared to other materials. This implies that when purchasing this kind of top cover, it is necessary to keep in mind that some materials work better than others.
It is advisable to have a professional’s advice prior to purchasing the top cover. At the same time, proper installation is only achieved through the utilization of the services of a professional.
If you’re in the El Paso, Texas or Las Cruces, New Mexico area, contact us today for a consultation regarding your roofing needs.