Consider A Metal Roof
When it comes time to build or even remodel your home, you may want to consider upgrading your roof. The roof is one of the most integral parts of the home as it keeps the elements off your head, but it is also a structural support for the entire home. You will have many different options of styles and materials, but if you have not seriously considered a metal roof, then you had better take a look. There are many different reasons that many homeowners choose to go with a metal roof. Here are just a few of the best reasons to consider a metal roof for your home.
When you start pricing out material, you may notice that metal roofing is not all that much less expensive than regular asphalt or tile shingles. The price varies from location to location, but the price of materials is not where you will save money installing a metal roof. The biggest place that you should save money is with the contractor. A metal roof is incredibly simple to install and does not take nearly as long as other materials. For this reason the contractor will not need to use the entire crew, and those working on the roof should be able to get the job done quickly, so you save your money on labor costs.
There are many different materials that make great roofs. The two most popular are aluminum and stainless steel. When you look at the metal that goes on sea boats, it is most often aluminum. This metal is durable, but most importantly it is very corrosion resistant, even in salty sea water. The reason is that it goes through an oxidation stage that effectively seals the metal and prohibits any further oxidation. Steel when used for a roof will usually be galvanized, painted, or both galvanized and painted. The galvanization process is where a layer of zinc is placed on the metal. With either type of material you will find a durable and very sturdy roofing material.
Interestingly enough, steel and aluminum are some of the only materials that do not lose any strength once they are recycled. The point is that metal roofing is very eco-friendly. There is a good chance that your roof was created from recycled metal. Recycling is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. So while having an eco-friendly roof should not be the only reason you choose a metal roof, it is a very good reason.