Metal Roofing Richland Hills
Metal roofs are everywhere. When driving in the city, you may notice that both houses and commercial buildings use metal roofs.
How much does it cost? Did you know that metal roofing usually requires little or no maintenance after installation? Or can you choose from different looks and styles, such as standing seams or stamped metal roofs?
At Rugged Roofing, we will help you choose the roof that best suits your needs. We believe that explaining the best metal roof will help your decision-making process.
Types of Metal Roofing
- Copper – Extremely long-lasting, very soft with a low melting temperature
- Aluminum – Long-lasting, saltwater & corrosion resistant
- Zinc – Extremely long-lasting, corrosion and low melting point resistant
- Steel – Three varieties: galvanized, galvalume, and weathering metal (corten)
- Tin – Often referring to steel, used before World War II. No longer usually applied.
Benefits of Metal Roofing
There are several reasons for choosing a metal roof over other materials. Although metal roofing may be the best choice for owners of certain houses or buildings, we know that metal roofing is not always the best material for every customer. The best way to know if metal roofing is best for you is to consider some of the most popular reasons why people decide to buy:
The metal roofing has been specially designed to last for decades longer than any other roofing material. Many customers ultimately decide to purchase a metal roof because this will be the last roof they have to use in their house or company. Depending on the type of metal material used, most metal roofs can last more than 60 years without any indications of deterioration or rust.
When comparing various materials (such as wood, concrete, metal, plastic, or glass), metal is easily the most effective and most durable material. If installed correctly, the metal roof can withstand:
- Debris (leaves, sticks, etc.)
- Rodents and other animals
The level of maintenance required to maintain a metal roof is usually very small, especially if the roof is properly installed. General maintenance work includes looking for leaves, branches, and other debris, which may get stuck in the roof and gutters about twice a year after a severe storm. If the rain does not produce rust or other stains, there are ways to clean the metal roof. Moreover, concealed fastener metal roofs generally have less maintenance than bare fastener metal roofs.
There are many reasons why metal roofing is environmentally friendly. First of all, most metal roofs are highly recyclable, which means that any metal that can be torn off, old panels, and even the excess waste from manufacturing can be recycled and used in future products. These metallic materials can be used as recycled components before or after consumption.
Lower Cost in the Long-Term
That’s right: the one-time cost of metal roofs is much higher than the value of asphalt shingles or tiles. Yet, metal roofs can last up to 60 years or more, while asphalt shingles can last 15 to 20 years. A metal roof can easily withstand the pressure of at least three asphalt shingles.
Metal roofing: Materials
Residential metal roofing has a wide range of materials, coatings, and paint options. The most frequently used substances are steel and aluminum however copper, stainless and other high-end substances are additionally available. Most metal roofing is made from a mixture of recycled and new fabric and is infinitely recyclable. This makes steel the most environmentally sustainable roofing material available.
Steel is the most common metal roofing material due to its high strength, lightweight, and long-term durability. It is also usually the most affordable. All steel roofs are metal-coated to help prevent rust.
Aluminum roofs are lighter than steel and have higher corrosion resistance. The main advantages of the aluminum roof make it ideal for building houses in marine and coastal environments.
Copper and Zinc
Both copper and zinc are known as natural metals and have excellent aesthetics and high corrosion resistance. The natural metal roof will form a protective layer or bronze color with age, with a stunning unique appearance, ideal for urban areas or historic environments.
All steel roofs have metal protective layers on both sides of the panels to help prevent rust. There are various grades of metal coatings, but MRA recommends a minimum of G-90 for galvanized steel (90 ounces of zinc per 100 square feet of the panel) and a minimum of AZ50 for Galvalume steel. Both metal coatings can improve service life and anti-rust performance.
Most residential metal roofs are coated with protective paint on the outside of aluminum or metal-coated steel. Paint provides a variety of color options, including energy-saving options.
Looking for a new metal roof?
We’re here to assist you whether you are just starting to look at metal roofing, or have chosen a profile and are ready to choose a roofing contractor. At Rugged Roofing, we will you help understand the benefits, energy savings, and the longevity of using metal on your roof. We’ll even provide you with a handy list of metal roofing. We will help you gain knowledge on the tools you’ll need to choose, the right product, and hire the right person to install your home’s roof. If you have inquiries, you are in the right hands. Contact us today!