Aluminum roofing and other types of metal roofing has become increasingly popular. The number of metal roofing installations has increased over four-fold in the last ten years alone. Why is this form of roofing so popular?
The answer to this question is simple: the benefits are just too many and too significant to ignore. While traditional roofing types age faster, aluminum roofs have a longer life and offer the following other benefits:
- It can work well for over 50 years with optimum maintenance
- Lots of beautiful styles to choose from that can match different architecture styles
- Better wind resistance than non-metallic roofing options
- Resistant to fire and energy efficient and keep the home cool despite hot temperature outside
- Lightweight structure and design ensures maximum life and structural integrity
Other benefits of the aluminum roofing
The above-mentioned benefits of metal and other aluminum roofing are quite well-known, but let’s take a closer look at them, and the ways in which they help you.
Longevity and durability
Asphalt roofing, which is a common type used in many houses in the United States, requires replacement and re-roofing every 15-20 years on average. It begins to deteriorate as soon as it is installed on the roof and exposed to weather. Normal UV and weather exposure itself causes an asphalt roof to deteriorate steadily. The rate of deterioration increases significantly in incremental weather.
Other roofing types like wood shingles and shake roofs and concrete tile roofs tend to experience problems with weather. However, a metal roof does not deteriorate or decompose. An aluminum roof can stay rust- or wear-free for years or even decades. Vertical seam, tile, and shake panels with aluminum all retain their good looks for several years. When you use aluminum roofing, you save the money that you otherwise would have spent on re-roofing, frequent maintenances, and repair expenses. The reason being, unlike other roofing types, aluminum roofing does not get damaged so easily or frequently.
A variety of style and designs to choose from
You can find a roofing design, pattern, or style for almost any climate or architectural style, which often comes as a surprise to people who think that metal roofs come in only a handful of design options. You can find aluminum roofing in tiles, shingles, slates, shakes, and standing seam vertical panels.
A positive impact on the environment
Did you know that aluminum and other metal roofing options is also environment friendly? Billions of pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped in the United States every year. By choosing metal roofing