Metal Roofing

Steel roofMetal roofing is one of the most popular trends and so there is a major demand on metal roofing materials at the moment, more than ever has been before. Metal roofing materials are durable, lightweight, fireproof and will not degrade in any weather. Besides, it is easily repaired and neutral to environment. Most metal roofing materials are guaranteed to last for at least twenty years and will very rarely need reconstruction. You can combine any number of metal roofing materials to achieve the best effects for your home roof.

There are two groups of metal roofing materials:

  1. roofing steel
  2. non-ferrous metal roofing

Roofing steel

Steel is used for most metal roofing. This material is made to withstand most of the extreme weather conditions and any environmental factors. However, it can be heavier than other forms of metal roofing material, which may cause an imbalance in certain structures. Conversely, it is more durable than some other metal roofing materials.

Advantages Disadvantages
  • sturdy
  • convenient to mount
  • inexpensive
  • noise under the rain
  • high heat conduction
  • not corrosion-resistant

Stainless steel

Advantages Disadvantages
  • won’t rust or corrode
  • expensive material

Non-ferrous metal roofing

Advantages Disadvantages
  • very durable
  • about 50 years or more
  • very expensive material

Aluminum is light-weight metal roofing material, it will never rust. Aluminum roofing is cheaper then zinc-titan or cooper roofing. Besides, it can be any color.

Aluminum roof

Advantages:

  • lasting (100-150 years)
  • proof to corrosion
  • does not require maintenance
  • colorfast

Zinc-titan can be applied on any inclined surfaces (more than 5%) and any forms. Service life in the city environment – 90-100 years and 40-70 years at sea coast.

Zink-Titan roof

Advantages:

  • does not require maintenance

Copper
Sheet metal in the form of copper and lead has also been used for many hundreds of years. Both are expensive but durable, the vast copper roof of Chartres Cathedral, oxidized to a pale green color, having been in place for hundreds of years.

Copper roof

Lead, which is sometimes used for church roofs, was most commonly used as flashing in valleys and around chimneys on domestic roofs, particularly those of slate. Copper was used for the same purpose.

Advantages:

  • very long-lived (150-200 years)
  • roofing copper is made in tapes, therefore it is possible to make a roof without a technological aperture