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The Ultimate Guide to Metal Roofing

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If you’re considering installing a new roof on your home or business premises, you might be best to forgo typical slating options in favour of a metal roof. Metal roofing has a whole host of benefits and uses that make it a popular roofing solution for roofs of all sizes and shapes. To help you weigh up your options, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to metal roofing so you can have all the information you need to make your decision.
 

What material?

Metal roofing can be constructed from a range of different materials including steel, aluminium, copper and zinc alloys. Steel is the most widely used material, but as the material is very heavy, aluminium is often used as a lightweight, yet less robust alternative. Generally speaking, aluminium metal roofing is more suitable for domestic purposes. Copper, alloy and stainless steel are more high-end materials that are costly but provide a stunning aesthetic quality that guarantees a long lasting appeal.
 

Advantages of metal roofing

The advantages of using a metal for your roofing system are numerous:

  • Sturdy and durable
  • Can be coated to provide protection against rust or corrosion
  • Many materials can be used, and can be finished in different durable paints for a pleasing aesthetic
  • Some of the more expensive metals, such as stainless steel, won’t rust or corrode at all, so require little maintenance
  • Very insulating, so an energy efficient option
  • Fireproof
  • Constructed using recycled materials and are completely recyclable
  • Built to last 30-50 years

 

Disadvantages of metal roofing

However, no roofing material is perfect, and there are some downsides to metal roofing that you should be aware of:

  • A much more expensive initial purchase than other roofing materials (although a metal roof will last much longer and require less maintenance than other roofing materials so metal roofing can actually work out to be the more cost effective option over the years)
  • Can be noisy in heavy rains or hail storms
  • The installation process is more energy intensive than other roofing installations
  • Many environmentalists are concerned with using precious resources, such as aluminium, for roofing purposes

 

Metal roof maintenance

Thanks to the robust nature of metal and the strength of the roof components, you will find that the maintenance costs of your new roof will be negligible. Designed to look great and function well for decades, your roof will require very little care, so you can be confident that your investment will be worthwhile for the foreseeable future.
 
No matter the roofing material you choose, you should ensure to enlist the services of a reputable and qualified installation company to guarantee the best possible results. Abbey Roofing install high quality, strong metal roofing to guarantee a long lasting roof system, and we’re well experienced in carrying out metal roof repairs. With our skilled team of installers, professional nature and strong work ethic, we guarantee fantastic results with every installation. For more information on our roofing services, get in contact with one of our friendly advisors today, we’ll be happy to assist with any enquiry.
 

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